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Christ Church

A welcoming church, willing to make sacrifices and room for others

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Special Services and Events
bullet Special Events in Lent and Easter
bullet Easter Message and Easter Card
bullet Easter Fun Day 10am - 12 noon, Saturday 31 March at St Andrew's Church Hall

Christ Church is a welcoming congregation spanning all ages and meeting in a large, beautiful building, built in Gothic style in the 19th century and seating over 300 people on comfortable cushions. We offer an active Sunday School and children's activities, thoughtful preaching and teaching on the Bible, an excellent organ and a robed four part choir, as well as a large music group that plays at festivals and special occasions. Our coffee machines provide real coffee after the 10am service and we have a new kitchen and disabled access WC with baby changer.

Sunday Worship at Christ Church

bullet 8 am - Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer: a said service, lasting around half an hour, with a sermon of around 7 minutes.

bullet 10 am - Family Communion takes place on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays using the Book of Common Worship. In months with a 5th Sunday we are offering a service of Sung Matins according to the Book of Common Prayer. All of these services have organ, singing and Children's activities and refreshments served afterwards and last an hour to an hour and a quarter.

  Children's Activities
  In school term, a Sunday School for 3 - 11 yr olds meets in rooms in the church during the service, joining the adults for communion. Parents can go in with their children if they would like. A Youth Group for 11-14 yr olds meets twice a term. There is also a children's corner with toys, books and colouring equipment for children of all ages in the main body of the church and toilet and nappy-changing facilities are available.

bullet 3.30 pm - Tots' Teatime Church (TTC) is on the second Sunday of the month and lasts about an hour. It is a relaxed, informal service for the under-fives with a Bible story, craft, music and refreshments.

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bullet 6.30 pm - Sung Evensong with four hymns, psalm and canticles to Anglican chant, and a sermon, lasting about an hour.

For further details please consult the services and event diary links above or contact the Vicar, Patrick Richmond at home on 01603 250844 or E-mail.

Other Information

The church is open 9am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday (8am - 7.30pm on Sunday).

Parking is possible on Church Avenue; please respect our neighbours and do not park on the grass verges nor move stones (which are to protect the verges) and please do not block people's drives or the road. Christchurch Road has no parking restrictions on a Sunday and it is possible to park on nearby roads.

Church hall hire: For information and to hire Eaton Parish Hall, Colman Road, please contact the Beehive Childcare Group on 01603 259193 or Email. Hire charges are from £10 per hour. The Hall is available for casual bookings on Sunday afternoons, some Saturday afternoons and most Saturday evenings. There is more availability in school holidays.

Annual Report: The Report on 2016 for Christ Church parish can be accessed HERE and our Committed to Growth plan, as mentioned in the report, can be accessed HERE.

Christ Church's charity number is 1130553.