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Mission Giving ..

This coming Sunday is one of our regular Mission Giving days. We promote a number of Christian charities throughout the year and this week's causes are Send a Cow and The Willows counselling Service About Send a Cow Send a Cow is a force for change in rural Africa. We help people grow their own futures – on their own land, on their own terms. E ..

Weekly Lunchtime Organ Recitals ..

The organ at Christ Church has been recently refurbished and enhanced following generous legacies and donations from our Friends and supporters. It has been silenced for far too long throughout the lockdown so now that the church is open once again, Tim is performing a series of socially distanced half-hour organ recitals each Friday lunchtime at 1p ..

Season of Creation ..

As we develop together as Eco congregations across our Old Town Partnership, Harvest Thanksgiving and Creation tide have an increasing significance. These days, from 1st September into October have been designated the International Season of Creation. This year the global reach of Covid 19 has revealed anew our shared human nature and the interconnectedness ..

A message from our Treasurer ..

It is the time of year when we start to plan for 2021, including preparing our budget for Christ Church. In normal times, we would review the current year to date, and develop a stewardship campaign to support next year’s budget based on our future needs. This year, of course, is a little different. Firstly, I would li ..

Ways to continue your financial support for Christ ..

During the coronavirus emergency, our church, like many organisations today, is suffering severely from a lack of funds. Our finance team is working hard to implement cost savings, whilst still allowing us to maintain a clear and effective presence in the community. We are especially grateful to our many regular givers, either as members of the Parish G ..

Lockdown Lessons ..

Over the past 6 months, we have come to realise, more than ever, the importance of keeping in touch with our friends and supporters. Our KIT team has been making calls and connecting, where they can, with our friends across the town. The church closure has meant that many of our traditional ways of communication via leaflet, notices and flyers have no ..

Return of choral singing ..

No, not a bunch of bandits! It's the choir at practice for the first time in 6 months. Although congregational singing is still not allowed, Limited choral singing is now permitted. The choir will return on the second and fourth Sundays, starting on the 13th and again on 27th. Just in case you have forgotten what we sound like, you can hear us here. ..

Autumn Sermon Series ..

A look ahead to our Autumn programme of services 2020 In various ways, we will explore in our worship, preaching, children’s material and Home Groups, what it means to be an eco-congregation and an inter-generational Christian learning community. We will do this: Through a sermon series on key Bible storiesThrough welcome and learning in our Hom ..

Take a look at our Children's resources page ..

Each week, Children can join in with our services listening to bible stories and using fun resources on our Children's corner pages. We are posting a variety of materials to help our younger parishioners and friends enjoy and understand our Bible stories. Word searchesColouringStorie ..

The first bible is creation ..

Icon by Sue Mansfield, May 2020 This icon is based on the Pantocrator icon in St Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, Egypt. The first bible is creation, so here i have removed the usual ‘icon’ of the Bible, and put in its place the first ‘bible’ - Creation in all its glory.  The saints more or less seem to find spiritual experiences outside, rarely in o ..


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