A liberal & inclusive church, seeking God through beauty in our worship, honesty in our faith & doubt, & service in our community
The corporate approach to ministry at Christ Church means that we have a large team of people helping the smoothing running of the church. The sections below give some information about the people involved in the different areas of church life.



Lore Chumbley is our priest-in-charge. Lore was a Consultant Hand Surgeon in the Liverpool Plastic Surgery Unit for 20 years until 2013, when she decided to spend more time on the Church. She was Curate at St. Thomas’ Stockton Heath and St. Mary Magdalene from 2011 to 2016.

To contact Lore, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07595 294146.

We are fortunate to have a number of other priests in our congregation, who also help to lead services at Christ Church.

Lore Chumbley



Simon Tatton-Brown      Simon Tatton-Brown worked as a probation officer in Manchester before training for ordination at the College of the Resurrection (Mirfield). For six years he was Chaplain to the Bishop of Manchester, and he’s been a parish priest in Prestwich (north Manchester), Westhoughton (near Bolton) and Chippenham. When he retired in January 2014 he joined us at Christ Church and sings in the choir, as well as preaching and presiding on a regular basis.




Beryl and Peter Bowes recently moved to Bath and now have the Bishop’s permission to officiate.

Beryl qualified as a general and children’s nurse after training at Great Ormond Street hospital in London. Peter trained as a solicitor. Beryl was ordained deacon in 1991 and in 1994 became one of the first women to be ordained priest. She worked for a number of years as a hospital chaplain in Hull before moving into parish ministry Peter became a Reader in the Church of England in 1971 and continued in that role until ordained in 2003.

Prior to retirement seven years ago, Beryl’s and Peter’s final posts were as Incumbents of two adjacent benefices in North Yorkshire, Beryl’s a seven church rural group and Peter’s a small market town.

Beryl and Peter Bowes



Lewis Boyd and Janet Mahto are our churchwardens. Although Christ Church does not have “official” church wardens (most of the legal responsibilities of that role are taken by the Trustees), the congregation of Christ Church nevertheless elects two members of the congregation to perform this organisational role. Although much of their work is behind the scenes, their commitment to the running of services and the wider organisation of the church is invaluable.

Lewis BoydJanet Mahto 











Lewis and Janet are supported by our deputy church wardens - Sylvia Ayers and Jane Nicholson.

Angela Soboslay - Christ Church vergerAngela Soboslay is our Verger. She works with great commitment to help ensure the day-to-day smooth running of the church, helping to prepare for services, performing some administrative tasks and generally helping to keep things ticking over.

Music is very important in the life of Christ Church. We have a lively and successful choir and a fine organ.

Mark Elliott, Director of Music at Christ ChurchMark Elliott is Director of Music at Christ Church. He studied Music and Computer Science at Keele University where he was organ scholar. Mark is also a Church of England Reader and when not directing music at Christ Church he works for a financial software company in Yate. He can be contacted by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by telephone on 01225 445360.

Upcoming Services

Thu 1 Oct at 11:00am
Thu 8 Oct at 11:00am
Thu 15 Oct at 11:00am
Thu 22 Oct at 11:00am
Thu 29 Oct at 11:00am

Latest Events

CANX The Cedar Tree Community Cafe
Fri 2 Oct 11:00am-1:30pm
Toppings - Sebastian Barry
Thu 8 Oct 8:00pm-9:30pm
CANX The Cedar Tree Community Cafe
Fri 9 Oct 11:00am-1:30pm
Bath Hive - All day children's event
Sat 10 Oct 9:00am-5:00pm
CANX The Cedar Tree Community Cafe
Fri 16 Oct 11:00am-1:30pm