What is Choral Evensong?

2022-07-16T12:39:56+01:009 July 2022|

The service of Evensong is unique to the Anglican church and is derived from the older Roman Catholic service of Vespers (or evening prayer). Its structure and wording are contained in the Book of Common Prayer, which dates from 1662. The standard Evensong service involves the whole congregation in the singing of psalms and canticles (The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis which are extracts from Luke’s gospel set to simple music to allow everyone to join in.) The service also has hymns and a choir only anthem. The rich, traditional language of the old prayer book can be reassuring and affirming [.....]

Sunday Club is back

2022-04-30T09:39:49+01:0029 April 2022|

We hold an All Age Service on the first Sunday of each month to which families are invited to join in with an informal worship suitable for all. Every other sunday during term time, we hold a Sunday Club. All children over the age of 3 years (parents welcome too)join in games, crafts, stories and much more. Families are encouraged to meet in church for the morning service at 10 am. This allows the children to experience a taste of our worship before moving to the Community Centre, just next door, following the Children’s Talk. They will then return to [.....]

All you need to know about our Easter Season

2022-04-08T17:14:14+01:008 April 2022|

After the lull of Covid, there is a lot beginning to happen in and around Christ Church. We remain committed to balancing our Eco strategies with good communications. and so avoid printing unecessary paper where we can. We have produced a downloadable leaflet on our Services and Events over the Easter Season. Download the leaflet

Old Town Partnership Confirmation Preparation

2022-03-19T19:49:02+00:0013 March 2022|

We are looking forward to our annual Old Town Partnership Confirmation which will be on Sunday 8th May at 10am Bishop Viv, Bishop of Bristol will be confirming, along with Mark and Robert at Bath Road Methodist Church.We will run a Confirmation preparation group on Sunday evenings from the middle of March. Please remember all the preparations in your prayers that we will see the joy of welcoming new Christians and growing disciples in our community over these coming weeks.Please speak with Simon or one of the staff team, if you are interested in exploring this possibility. You can also [.....]

This week’s Sermon

2022-03-13T15:01:26+00:0013 March 2022|

Simon Vicar This week we heard Simon telling us about the importance of hope in a time of uncertainty. He reminds us too of our Christ Church mission and values. We have a vision that we should be Christ’s Church in the community, serving the needs of local people and becoming a central meeting place for a whole variety of community activities. Our mission is to proclaim Christ through teaching and example. Welcome and serve all, through hospitality. We encourage people to find God through worship, faith and prayer by providing a spiritual home and resources for the [.....]

Worship at Christ Church

2021-12-17T19:44:12+00:0013 December 2021|

We have reviewed our practices in line with the government’s Plan B measures to restrict the spread of the Omicron virus mutation. Whilst formal, 2 metre, distanced seating arrangements will continue to be relaxed during normal services, we ask that everyone remains respectful of each other’s space to ensure that we all feel safe during worship. Those who are able to do so, should wear masks whilst in church in accordance with the new rules. We do intend to continue to take Holy Communion from the front of the church. (See below). It is difficult to distinguish Covid symptoms from [.....]

Service to Remember loved ones who have died

2021-11-12T18:23:29+00:0012 November 2021|

Listen again to a recording of our service on Sunday 7th November remembering those who have died in the past couple of years. The service is led by the Rev'd Daphne Hardwick and Rev'd David Day. Download the order of service so you can follow the service ( opens in a new tab) The names are read out at 26:30 minutes

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