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Great news. Our Covid-secure Sunday Morning Gatherings continue to operate.  The venue is spacious, so even with current distancing requirements, there's no need to book in - just turn up at 10.15am ahead of a 10.30am start. A families programme is also in operation. Details can be found on the briefing page linked to below.

Please note that all CCS activities are conducted in accordance with UK government guidance for coronavirus suppression. This means a number of safety measures are currently necessary which affect how Sunday gatherings operate. Please read the briefing here before attending.


Want to know what things look like these days? Have a look at the brief video below (please note this video was produced prior to Tier 4 / lockdown. The briefing - linked above - should be read for the latest arrangements).

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    If you can't make it in person, you can also join us online by clicking the link above. This is followed by Zoom Coffee Time, where you can catch up with others. Go to to request a Coffee Time link.


    Our evening gathering on Zoom includes a talk from the Bible, a chance to pray together, as well as a time to ask questions about the topic. Go to to request the link. 

    To watch previous instalments, click the image.

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Worried about fitting in at an in-person gathering? Don't be! At Christ Church you'll find there are students, young workers, families and retirees, from different countries and a variety of faith-backgrounds. You don't even have to be Christian to come along!


There’s no dress-code – come in whatever you feel comfortable wearing. Most people are pretty casual. Given the current need for increased ventilation, you may like to bring an extra layer if you feel the cold. And don't forget a face-covering!


Easy. There's a large car park onsite, with plenty of space, at our Cantell site. If you're coming to the Library site on a Sunday, there's unrestricted free parking on Burgess Road (right opposite) and in the roads behind the library (check out the  alleyway from Honeysuckle Road), as well as the university car parks just a few yards away off University Road. During the week, those roads behind the library will give you 2 hours free.


As you arrive, you'll be given a welcome and everything you need for the gathering. There’ll be some prayers, a Bible-reading, a talk, usually something for the children, and various songs along the way (here is a Spotify playlist of some of our favourites!). If you arrive late, it’s OK. We aim to start on time, but we always leave seats at the back for latecomers.


Given the current climate, our risk assessments and mitigations are planned and enacted in minute detail. While this does have an effect on our meetings currently (our singing, our distancing, our children's work, our printed materials, mask-wearing, chatting outside rather than inside - these are all affected), the intention is to create a Covid-safe environment where we can gather with joy to engage with God and each other without fear.


You’re not expected to bring any money with you. Our regulars do contribute to church funds, but visitors are our guests.


Refreshments are normally served after the gathering – and they’re also free. You can slip off after the formal close of the gathering if you like, but lots of people choose to stay and chat over drinks and biscuits. However, please note: Cafe Christ Church launched on 13 September with a touch-free mode of delivery! Under government regulations a small charge has to be made of 10p per Sunday or £1 per term, payable at the end of term in December. Visitors and first-timers are our guests, though. (You can visit the Cafe whether you have been to the gathering which precedes it or not.)


We hope it goes without saying that it’s fine to bring children – and please don’t worry if they misbehave. We're a 'Shhh'-free church! You can always wander in and out if they’re proving challenging. We normally provide creche and Sunday school facilities ('Treasure Seekers') for under-11s but please note these are unable to operate during Tier 4 restrictions. There is also a group for those aged 11-14 (also not operative due to Tier 4 restrictions). See below for more info on children and families. 

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Please note that due to Tier 4 restrictions, Rooted, Treasure Seekers and Creche are unable to operate.

We love children at Christ Church! It’s a privilege to have dozens and dozens join us Sunday by Sunday (in normal times, at least). We try to make church the high point of the week for children and to do all we can to help them learn about God and develop peer relationships which are likely to be crucial as they grow up.

Treasure Seekers is the umbrella name for all our Sunday children's ministry. The programme involves much more than entertainment and child-minding. The children sing, play games, and make things (well, they will do again once restrictions ease!) but they'll also get to grips with what the Bible teaches.

There are four age groups within Treasure Seekers: Creche (for under-3s), Diggers (for pre-school children), Discoverers (for years R-2) and Explorers (years 3-6).

In addition to Treasure Seekers, there are two young people’s groups: Rooted (for 11-14s - meets on Sunday morning) and Anchored (for 14-18s). Find out more by clicking here.

All the above groups operate concurrently with the main Sunday morning gatherings - apart from Anchored, which meets on Thursday evenings. If you've got any questions, do contact Liam our youth and children's pastor.

Obviously things are operating a little different from normal just at the moment, but our team are great at being creative. The same aims apply; we're just having to adjust the way we do things.

Please note: we take the safety and well-being of every individual child extremely seriously. You can view our Safeguarding Policy below.