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Wednesday 14th July: 3-4pm
Join fellow Christ Church members at the afternoon ‘Chatty’ at 3pm for tea, coffee, cake and plenty of chat with each other. Do feel free to bring a friend.

Saturday 17 July: 9.30am to 12.30pm – Work Party
Volunteers are needed for some maintenance of the grounds and boundaries of the church and hall.
Arrive when you can and stay as long as you can – we are grateful for any help!
Jobs for all abilities such as litter picking, cutting back bushes, weeding, drain clearance, oiling padlocks, etc.
We have some tools, but bring your own gloves and tools if you can. It would also be appreciated if anyone can book a slot at the dump to take some green waste.

Mondays from 19 July: 11am-2pm (School Summer Holidays) – Fun and Food
This will be a space for families from both church and the local community to come together with fun activities, crafts and lunch. To register your interest in either helping with this or attending with your children please email Lynne: youthbookings.christchurchdartford@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 31st July: Church Family Get Together from 4:30 to 6:30pm
A time for fun and fellowship in our church grounds with a selection of food celebrating the differing nationalities within our church. Hot food will be provided but we are asking people to bring and share a dessert of their choice.

We are hoping that restrictions will be relaxed enough for us to have a real celebration but please do feel assured that if social distancing is still required then this will be a Covid-19 safe event.

Booking, for catering purposes only, will be needed for this event either by emailing the church office: christchurchdartford@hotmail.co.uk or by leaving a details on the church office phone: 01322 221589.
Please come along and bring a friend even if you have not booked – we will cope!

Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August from 7 – 8.30pm: Live-streaming frpm New Wine Summer
The New Wine Summer programme of worship and teaching, entitled ‘United Breaks Out’, provides sessions for both adults, youth and children.
A number of our church families would normally attend this high quality event so we will live-stream in the church building so that we can come together in fellowship to enjoy excellent worship and good quality teaching.

To sign up for the other New Wine events from Thursday 29th July to Tuesday 3rd August see the New Wine website

Wednesday 11th August: 3-4pm
Join fellow Christ Church members at the afternoon ‘Chatty’ at 3pm for tea, coffee, cake and plenty of chat with each other. Do feel free to bring a friend.

Refresh Café: Tuesdays, 12.30-4.30pm – Relaunch
We are aiming to relaunch the weekly Refresh Café from September 2021, serving light lunches, a tea/coffee and/or a selection of pastries and soups.
A quiet area is available for study, with laptops and internet access, and also a craft area for younger children.

Prayer and Practical support
We are aware that many people are still bearing pain at this time, be it the loss of a loved one, a job, or a feeling of isolation Please do feel free to contact the church office and we’ll get back to you to support you in life’s journey. Remember that the church building will continue to open for Private Prayer on Wednesday afternoons, 2-3pm, where you can pray quietly and light a candle.

Financial Situation Letter (Feb 2021)

Christian Aid Week 2021
If you would like to support the work of Christian Aid, please see the details on the Christian Aid website

Climate Emergency
As a church, we want to do all that we can in relation to the world’s climate and environmental emergency – see our Statement of Intent

Lent Challenge 2021
A call to pray for our nation from the Archbishop of Canterbury

A Message from Paul Harcourt – National Leader of New Wine

Mission Partners: Tim and Maggie Gaved
We have an update from Tim and Maggie of Wycliffe Bible Translators who we have supported for some time.
See the Talks page for the online service on 22 November 2020 when they were our guest speakers.

A new cross for Christ Church (June 2020)
Our thanks to Olu for arranging the replacement of the cross on the roof above the altar at Christ Church. The old cross had weathered and rain was entering the roof through the gap that had been created – hence the need for a replacement. This comes at a significant time for us – just as we are planning to re-open the church for prayer (hopefully two mornings a week from the start of July).
So let’s see the new cross as a symbol a new beginning, a sign of hope and a call to prayer, putting Christ at the centre of our lives and community!

Foodbank
Dartford Churches are working together to provide a foodbank of supplies for needy families. If you wish to donate goods, please place them in the box at the back of the church building (near the main entrance).

We support the Dartford Churches Winter Shelter Project and  the local Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre project.

SPECIAL NOTICE
Please be aware that the many of our regular activities have either been suspended or moved online
until further notice due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Other Activities

We are now hosting Bach to Baby! – Bach to Baby concert for under 5s and their carers, 10.30-11.30. Coffee and mingle from 10am. See their website for details

We are also pleased to host the Dartford Township Choir – See their website for future events.