What we do
At Christ Church we seek to Know Christ and Make Christ Known. This has been our mission statement since our foundation in October 2002, and continues to be at the heart of all we do.
We talk about seeking to grow in three ways:
- to grow deeper in our knowledge of Christ
- to grow wider in reaching more people for Christ
- to grow higher in pursuing Christ-like character together
We also reflect on what it means to live as a follower of Jesus Christ – and to help us to think about that, we talk about becoming MATURE:
- Meeting God Daily
- Attending Church Weekly
- Taking the Small Group Challenge
- Using God-given gifts and resources
- Reaching out in Love
- Evangelistically Active
Our principal source for knowing Christ is hearing his word preached every Sunday.
We have two services at Christ Church. Both services are attended by people between the ages of 0 and 80+, and are friendly and welcoming.
Children and Youth
At Christ Church we seek to nurture our children and young people in the faith, so that they will grow up as part of God’s covenant family, to know Jesus Christ as saviour and Lord. We recognise that this is the primary responsibility of parents, but as a church we seek to do all we can to support them in this.
We have four groups for children and young people on a Sunday morning: crèche for 0-3 year-olds, Sunday school for those aged 3-7 and 7-11, and Up on the Platform for ages 11-14.
We have three groups in the afternoon, for 0-4 year olds, for those in school years 1 to 4, and for those in school years 5 to 8.
We run a group for 5-10 year-olds called On Track which meets Friday 6 - 7pm.
During term time we also run a group on Thursday evenings called Mind the Gap for school years 7 to 9, and a group on Sunday evenings called The Junction for school years 10 to 13, both 6.30.pm to 8pm
We encourage everyone who considers themselves to be a member of Christ Church to be in a small group. We recognise the value of meeting together in a small group to enable bible study, prayer and encouragement.
We know this is not possible for everybody, so we also organise a programme of one-to-one bible studies to help one another grow in faith and discipleship.
We have Wednesday evening homegroups, a Wednesday morning small group for women (Connect), a daytime home group that meets on a Thursday, and a monthly Saturday morning men’s bible study (Boys Bible Breakfast).
Once a month we meet all together at Wednesday@8 to pray for the work of the church.
At Christ Church we seek to be evangelistically active.
We seek to ensure that all church services are welcoming, and that God’s word is clearly preached. We also run a number of special services during the year.
We also run various evangelistic events during the year.
All are welcome at Christ Church. We have large-print bibles and service sheets, wheelchair access and disabled toilets. Baby changing facilities are also available.