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“I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.'” (Psalm 122:1)

Following amazing times together both on-line and outdoors, worshipping God and learning together over the summer months, we are now in the autumn stage of our plan to maintain worship and teaching at Christ Church.

Starting with our Harvest Sunday service on 4th October, our streamed 8.30am, 10.30am and 6.30pm services continue on-line, but our 10.30 outdoor service now splits in two and goes indoors with two new start times: 10.00am and 11.30am. Both services will be identical, with youth and children’s programmes running at the same time, and a relay speaker and screen outside the Bride’s door for those few hardy souls who decide to join us but stay outdoors (!) Sign up for the 10:00am or the 11:30 services through the calendar.

The 10.30am service needs to split in two to accommodate the large numbers attracted to morning worship at Christ Church in safe and secure environment, maintaining social distancing at all times in buildings which, of necessity, now have smaller maximum capacities.  This pattern of worship should enable us to maintain Sunday morning service provision throughout the winter, despite the challenges of the pandemic. We also have procedures to sanitise the entire worship area between the two services.

Following a great summer series of Friday Family Fun services over the summer, we are pausing the Friday programme for winter, and beginning to plan a great “Halloween alternative” for children later this term.

The 6.30pm services also continues live indoors, with contemporary worship and its trademark lighting. It’s also streamed live. Sign up to attend in church through the calendar.

Please continue to sign-in online if attending any of these Sunday services.  We will provide all indoor seating, so you only need to bring a chair if you decide to come but remain outdoors.

Yours in Christ,

David Hall – vicar

Private Prayer

The church is open for private prayer but only on Thursdays, in line with the latest government and CofE guidelines.

 Access will be limited to just the traditional worship area of the church, and of course numbers will be restricted, with guidance signs and a reassuringly comprehensive cleaning regime in place. The Junction and facilities including toilets will not be open.

Please follow the signage, use hand sanitiser on arrival, and stick to the one way system around the church when leaving and entering via the old porch door.

When in the church building it’s necessary to wear a mask in line with Church of England guidelines. If you intend to come into the church please bring a mask. We will have some single-use ones available if you do not have your own.