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 introLore 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 two other priests in our congregation, who also help to lead services at Christ Church.

 

 

Cliff Burrows

Cliff Burrows has given many years’ dedicated service to Christ Church as a non-stipendiary minister. He retired from his official role as Christ Church’s Assistant Priest-in-Charge at Easter 2010, but he has the Bishop’s Permission to Officiate and continues to be very supportive.

 

 

 



 

 

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.

wardens15Alex Soboslay and Malcolm Wall are our church wardens. 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.

Alex and Malcolm are supported by our deputy church wardens - Janet Mahto and Yvonne Morris.

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.

 

Keith Pigot is Organist and Deputy Director of Music at Christ Church. Keith read music at the keithUniversity of London, Goldsmiths’ College. He has been Director of Music in a number of independent schools in the UK, most recently Clayesmore School, Dorset, from which he retired in 2012. He held the same post at the United World College of South East Asia, Singapore, where he was also organist and choirmaster at St Andrew’s Cathedral, harpsichordist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and section coach for the Singapore Symphony Chorus. He has conducted many major choral works with choirs and orchestras and given organ recitals in Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK. Keith teaches piano, organ and theory. In addition, he accompanies singers and instrumentalists.

Upcoming Services

Lent Eucharist with Local Ministry Group
Wed 29 Mar at 11:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 30 Mar at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 2 Apr at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 6 Apr at 11:00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Sun 9 Apr at 8:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 9 Apr at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 13 Apr at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 16 Apr at 10:00am
Choral Evensong
Sun 16 Apr at 4:30pm
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 20 Apr at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 23 Apr at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 27 Apr at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 30 Apr at 10:00am

Latest Events

Lent Group
Thu 30 Mar 12:30pm-1:30pm
The Cedar Tree Community Cafe
Fri 31 Mar 11:00am-1:30pm
Choir Practice
Fri 31 Mar 7:30pm-9:00pm
Traidcraft Stall
Sun 2 Apr 11:15am-11:45am
Lent Eucharist with Local Ministry Group
Wed 5 Apr 11:00am-12:00pm