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SUNDAYS AT CHRIST CHURCH

  • MORNING GATHERINGS

    10.30am

    Cantell School, SO16 3GJ (map)

    From 9th December to 13th January inclusive we will have just one morning gathering at 10.30am; after that we will return to two gatherings at 9.30am and 11.15am.

    All gatherings include full children's programme. Talk details here.

    Tea and coffee will be served after the gathering.

    Free parking for church visitors is provided at Cantell. The venue is fully accessible, with designated parking spaces for disabled visitors and stair-free access to all areas.



  • THE SIX O'CLOCK

    5.30 (coffee) for 6pm

    Note - this Sunday 9th Dec we have two carol services in the evening: one at 6pm and one at 8pm.

    Burgess Road Library, Burgess Road, SO16 3HF (map)

    Informal evening gathering. Talk details here.

    Free parking is available at the University and in the surrounding roads on Sundays. The venue includes a ramp for disabled access and accessible toilet.




WHAT TO EXPECT

Worried about fitting in? 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!


What should I wear?

There’s no dress-code – come in whatever you feel comfortable wearing. Most people are pretty casual.


What will happen? Do I need to bring anything?

As you arrive, you'll be given a welcome and everything you need for the service. 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 try and start on time, but we always leave seats at the back for latecomers.


What about money?

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


What happens after the service?

Refreshments are served after the service – and they’re also free. You can slip off after the formal close of the service if you like, but lots of people choose to stay and chat over drinks and cakes.


Anything for the children?

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 provide crèche and Sunday school facilities ('Treasure Seekers') for under-11s. There is also a group for 11-14 year olds in the 11.15 gathering.

CHILDREN

We love children at Christ Church! It’s a privilege to have so many join us Sunday by Sunday. 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.


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, 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 11.15 gathering only) and Anchored (for 14-18s).  Find out more by clicking here.


The 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 Amanda


Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

FIND SOMEWHERE TO LIVE

If you're looking for a room - or you have one to spare - we'd love to help. 


Christ Church hosts a busy Accommodation Page accessible to anyone with a Facebook account. If you're a Christian and you're looking for fellow-Christians to live with - whether you're studying or working - we invite you to check it out!


You can find it here.