Worship at Christ Church

Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5.17)

Prayer is at the heart of everything we do at Christ Church. As individuals, we have differing ways that we wish to worship. At Christ Church, we offer a range of ways to worship, as listed below.

Not all services detailed run every day or week so please check the calendar for the services that are available in the current and upcoming week.

In addition, the church building is open and available each day.  Please always feel welcome to come in, light a candle, write a prayer, or simply sit in the stillness of the church.

All are welcome to join our worship at Christ Church

The 8:00am Sunday service is a service of Holy Communion (Traditional Language). This is a quiet Said service with Scripture readings and Sermon.

The 10:00am Sunday service is a service of Holy Communion (Contemporary Language), with  Junior Church & Creche, Hymns & Choir Anthem,  Scripture Readings and Sermon.

On the first Sunday of the month this is an All Age Service during which there is no Holy Communion.

Refreshments are served in the Parish Centre after the service and all are welcome.

A place on the “Little Red Bus” is available to anyone who would benefit from assistance with transport to and from Christ Church for the 10.00am Sunday Service.

It is also possible to join this service via Zoom.

Please contact us for more information with regards to the Little Red Bus or the Zoom access.

The 5:30am Sunday service is a service of Said Evening Prayer (Common Worship). This is a simple Said service to close the day.

Please check the calendar to confirm whether the service is being held in the current week.

The Morning Prayer services provides a simple pattern of prayer, with psalms, prayers and Bible readings all of which have their foundation in scripture.

Morning Prayer is normally made in the Lady Chapel at 8.30 am Tuesday to Friday. The days on which this service may run may vary so please check the calendar to confirm which days the service is being held in the current week.

This service lasts 20-30 minutes, and is a simple, quiet welcome into the day.

It is a contemporary version of the ancient tradition of prayer based solely and entirely upon Scripture transformed into prayer.

The Evening Prayer services provides a simple pattern of prayer, with psalms, prayers and Bible readings all of which have their foundation in scripture.

Evening Prayer is normally made in the South Transept at 5.30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The days on which this service may run may vary so please check the calendar to confirm which days the service is being held in the current week.

It is a contemporary version of the ancient tradition of prayer based solely and entirely upon Scripture transformed into prayer.

This service lasts 30 minutes and is a simple, deliberate pause into the evening of the day,  before whatever else may come.

It is also possible to join this Evening Prayer via Zoom, the access details as below:

Evening Prayer Zoom Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86509171527?pwd=b1RhenRBYWxOSnhRaTVHdGV4Qll4Zz09

Meeting ID: 865 0917 1527
Password: 905250

Midweek  Holy Communion is a simple, Said, midweek Holy Communion service with a short address.

Midweek  Holy Communion is held in the hall of the Parish Centre on a Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.45am.

Intercessory Prayer is a deliberate focus of prayer on the needs of others, individuals and situations.

If you would like us to pray for a particular person or situation,  please contact us and we will gladly do this with you, and for you, at our Wednesday morning Intercessory Prayers at 9.30am.

This is a short, quiet service of prayer, where each week a small group gathers naming individuals, places and situations in prayer.

Please simply email or telephone using the details on the contact us page to add any request of an individual or situation into these prayers

Christ at Work is a short weekday ‘Office’ or service of prayers emailed to your computer, tablet or phone each day Monday to Friday.

It is designed as a daily pause to be used whenever may be convenient to you. It is an opportunity to be united in prayer, including making prayer requests to the Vicar or others who receive this emailed link.

To receive this, please simply email: christ.work01@gmail.com

It is also available here following this link   28th Wednesday

Daily Hope is a  free phone line of  hymns,  reflections  and prayers.  This free offering is available 24hours a day,  7 days a week by calling 0800  804  8044

Please refer to the pages dedicated to these special services by following the links below.

Recent Service Sheets

To  access a written service complete with Hymn, Scripture readings and Sermon click on the recent services below:

Second Sunday of Lent – Written Service – 25th February 2024

First Sunday of Lent – Written Service – 18th February 2024

Sunday Next before Lent – Written Service 11th February 2024