A liberal & inclusive church, seeking God through beauty in our worship, honesty in our faith & doubt, & service in our community

save the children logoThe children at Christ Church have been invited to select a charity to support for the month of September. We have been upset by events going on in the world recently, particularly in Afghanistan, but also after the recent earthquake in Haiti. In times of crisis, it is often the children who are affected most badly. We would like to support a charity that helps children in situations of crisis. We have decided to raise funds for:

Save the Children Emergency Fund for the crisis in Afghanistan

For more information about this charity, click the 'Read more' link below. 

There is a Justgiving page if you wish to make a direct donation: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-elliott34

Thank you for your support.

Saturday 4th September - the church will be open to visit, pray and record your loss in our book of memories in advance of the Service of Lamentation

Sunday 5th September, 10am - the culmination of the services themed on Creation, with the 10am Eucharist focusing on Climate Change and Harvest Thanksgiving

Sunday 5th September, 4pm - Service of Lamentation for all that we have lost over the past 16 months or so - people, of course, but also opportunities, education, friendships, holidays, mental health, the chance to see friends, to say goodbye - whatever it is that we most regret… We will be reading out names and prayers at this service.

Updated 30th July 2021

With the easing of restrictions, the Church of England has updated its guidelines and Christ Church has decided to proceed as follows for the time being:

  • We will maintain social distancing, continuing to use alternate pews and the one way system.
  • We will continue to register people at Christ Church or to events in Lower Mews in case of a possible outbreak.
  • We will continue to administer Communion in one kind only.
  • We will encourage people to wear masks but we will not insist.
  • The choir will return but will remain distanced.
  • The congregation is now permitted to sing. It would show care for others if the congregation were to agree to sing masked. The choir and priest in charge will lead by example on this.
  • Coffee after the 10am Sunday service will be provided in Lower Mews to avoid crowding at the West End of church. Coffee after the service on Thursdays will be in church since it involves only a small number of people.
  • For those who are concerned about the health risks of congregational singing we will not sing at the 11am Thursday Eucharist or the 8am BCP Communion, which will restart on August 8th.

Sunday 10am services will also continue to be streamed online for those who can't be there in person.


8am morning prayer each weekday is being run on Zoom. Please contact Lore (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07595 294146) for more details or an invitation to join the Zoom session.

The church will remain open for private prayer on Wednesday afternoons from 2 - 4pm for anyone local who may want to drop in.

Upcoming Services

Eucharist (in church)
Thu 23 Sep at 11:00am
Eucharist (in church & online)
Sun 26 Sep at 10:00am
Informal Iona Service
Sun 26 Sep at 5:00pm
Eucharist (in church)
Thu 30 Sep at 11:00am
Eucharist (in church & online)
Sun 3 Oct at 10:00am
Eucharist (in church)
Thu 7 Oct at 11:00am
BCP Communion
Sun 10 Oct at 8:00am
Eucharist (in church & online)
Sun 10 Oct at 10:00am
Eucharist (in church)
Thu 14 Oct at 11:00am
Eucharist (in church & online)
Sun 17 Oct at 10:00am
Eucharist (in church)
Thu 21 Oct at 11:00am
Eucharist (in church & online)
Sun 24 Oct at 10:00am
Eucharist (in church)
Thu 28 Oct at 11:00am

Latest Events

Toppings - Rick Stein
Thu 23 Sep 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Cedar Tree Community Cafe
Fri 24 Sep 11:00am-1:30pm
Toppings - Tristram Hunt
Fri 24 Sep 6:30pm-8:30pm
Church open for private prayer
Wed 29 Sep 2:00pm-4:00pm
Toppings - Elizabeth Day
Thu 30 Sep 7:00pm-9:30pm