Services At Christ Church:
9.00am: 2nd Sunday each month (with Holy
10:30 am: Morning Worship and junior church. (Holy Communion on 1st Sunday, and all-age worship on 2nd Sunday of each month.
6:30 pm: Healing Service (On the 5th Sunday of each month)
What's On (regular activities):
Tuesdays : 10:15 - 12:15 Art Group
Wednesdays: 10 - 11.30 Parents and Toddlegrs (Church Hall)
Thursdays: 10 -10.45 Time for Prayer (Church)
Fridays: 10 - 1.00 Pop in lunches
Church is open Monday to Saturday from 10 - 12noon for coffee. Come along if you fancy it for a cuppa and chat. All are welcome.
Sunday 4th 10:30 Holy Communion - Rev'd Pauline Crispin
Sunday 11th 9::00: Holy Communion Service
10:30: All Age Worship - HARVEST SERVICE Rev'd Pauline Crispin
Sunday 18th 10:30: Family Worship - Rev'd Pauline Crispin
15:30: Messy Church
Sunday 25th 10:30: Family Worship - Rev'd Pauline Crispin
10th Sept: Harvest Supper and Quiz - starts at 6pm. Supper includes cottage pie or vegetable pie with pudding. Sign up for an evening of fun. There will be an opportunity to donate towards the evening on the night.
11th September - HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE - as usual this year harvest gifts will be given to Stonepillow - supporting those in our area who are homeless. If you would like ideas for gifts to offer the best support to Stonepillow they would gratefully receive gifts of squash, custard powder, toilet rolls, cooking oil, tinned vegetables
Sept 18th: 15:30 - Messy Church
A Bible Study Group will begin in October on a fortnightly basis on Thursday Mornings at Christ Church
October 31st: Rev'd Erici Blennerhassett will be doing a presentation titled "so...who was St Wilfrid?". This will start at 7:30pm
PANTOMIME: Pilgrim players will be preforming a pantomime in January - if you would like to be involved in any way (acting or working behind the scenes) please contact Doreen Field.
NOVEMBER 17th - Church AGM - 7:30pm
If you are interested in joining a house group, please talk to one of the elders for more details. A number of house groups are meeting on a regular basis - these meetings provide an opportunity for fellowship and learning. All are welcome.
LOOK and See update:
In 2013, Our minister invited church members, and representatives from organisations using the church, to look around as if they were new comers seeing the building for the first time. Suggestions for possible improvements to the building were collected, and the 'Look and See' Committee was formed to prioritise the list and a project plan was drawn up including fundraising, and grant applications .
Phase 1 involved:
Thanks to all who supported donated to the retiring collection after the afternoon 'Sharing Some Eternal Lines' - £438 was raised for the Look and See fund. More importantly the afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended.
‘High Five’ for Christ Church: The food hygiene rating was re-checked on 16 November and Christ Church has been rated at 5 again—the highest possible!
MESSAGE FROM THE METHODIST CHURCH OF GREAT BRITAIN:
Please read the following letter from the Secretary of Conference for the Methodist Church - sent on 7th July 2016
'Sisters and brothers in Christ,
I write to you from the Methodist Conference in order to act upon a resolution which it passed yesterday afternoon.
What follows is the text which the Conference agreed should be read in all our churches this coming Sunday, or as soon as is possible.
The statement is also shared on our websitewww.methodist.org.uk/nationallife where it can be turned into an email which will be automatically sent to your local Member of Parliament. The Conference also encourages the Methodist people to send this letter to their MP.
The Conference also encouraged the Methodist people to join the campaign to wear an empty safety pin as a badge symbolising solidarity against racism (please see www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36661097 for details).
The 2016 Annual Conference of the Methodist Church passed a resolution containing the following text:
The United Kingdom, as a result of the referendum on 23 June 2016, has voted to leave the European Union. In this time of very significant change and uncertainty there is a need for leadership which seeks the common good and encourages people to work together, to respect one another and to uphold the dignity of all.
The Methodist Conference believes that the British Isles are enriched by diversity and celebrates the contribution made by those who have come from other parts of the world.
The Christian tradition calls for respect, tolerance, love of neighbour and hospitality to the stranger. All bear the responsibility of speaking and acting for healing, reconciliation, and mutual respect.
The Methodist Conference abhors and deeply regrets those actions and words which incite hatred and lead to the victimisation of groups within society and notes with concern that such actions and words have been normalised in recent public discourse. Believing that racism is a denial of the gospel and that to stay silent when others are abused is to collude with those who seek to promote hatred and division, the Methodist Conference calls:
I recognise the you have many demands upon your time, but please do ensure that this important statement is shared as widely as possible.
With gratitude for our continued partnership in the gospel,
The Reverend Gareth J Powell
Secretary of the Methodist Conference
Gareth J Powell
Secretary of the Conference'