Growing More Like Jesus

Our March theme in 2011 is Growing more like Jesus!

Why not join a Small Group for this time? Loads of groups are taking part and there’s bound to be one that suits you so find out more!

Our services at 9am, 10:45am and 6pm every Sunday and you check out what’s happening over here!

If you can’t make it to one of our services then you can listen to the podcasts of each of the services. Take a listen and subscribe by RSS

Want to find out more? You can pick up a leaflet in Christchurch’s entrance.

Advent & Christmas

This Christmas at Christchurch is going to be packed full – there’s loads going on!

Here’s a list of our meetings over the Christmas period:

Saturday, 11 December

10am onwards – Prayer Station
7pm – Christmas Concert
A traditional event

Sunday, 12 December

10:45am Advent Worship for All including Baptism
4:00pm Carols in the Market Place (CTH)
6:00pm Healing Hope with Holy Communion

Sunday, 19 December

10:45am Advent Worship for All with Communion
6:00pm Candlelit Carol Service with mince pies

Monday, 20 December

tbc Street Carol Singing

Friday, 24 December – Christmas Eve

4:00pm All Age Nativity (Crib) Service
11:30pm Midnight Christmas Communion

Saturday, 25 December – Christmas Day

10:00am All Age Christmas Day Celebration

Sunday, 26 December – Boxing Day

10:45am Christmas Worship for All

For the first time in each Advent week we’re setting aside time and space in the church sanctuary for Night Prayer. It will run from 9-10pm but the idea isn’t necessarily for you stay for the full hour. It doesn’t matter whether you come early before meeting friends or come late after an evening meeting. The point is here is a time of quiet and stillness in an otherwise noisy and busy season. It’s a time to gather around the God who filled the manger with glory and is coming again to fill the whole world with peace and perfect love.

Dates for that:

Advent Night Prayer

Tuesday, 30 November
Wednesday, 8 December
Tuesday, 14 December
Wednesday, 22 December

New Web Site Launched

Welcome to the new look Christchurch web site. After months of design and development, we are proud to unveil the updated church site. Please browse through the pages. Discover new information. Report any teething problems to the Webmaster. A special thank you to David Pickett for working hard to put together the new site.

Lent Groups 2010

A number of our groups followed the ‘Growing More Like Jesus’ theme during Lent 2010.  All of the sermons are still available for you to download and listen here. You can also download material for personal and group reflection on the theme from the Yahoo Group.

Lent Sermon Series

March 2010: ‘Growing More Like Jesus’
Each Sunday in March will focus on an ‘outward’ spiritual discipline to help you to be ‘growing more like Jesus’. There will be three services on each Sunday: 9am, 10:45am and 6pm. Resources for personal a group exploration are available. Drop in or email

Welcome from the Minister

Welcome to Christchurch

We are lively community of more than 800 children and adults with diverse interests but bound together by friendship and a spiritual search. About 300 of us have made a personal commitment to follow the example of Jesus Christ by becoming Church Members.

Christchurch is a Methodist and United Reformed Church, which means that we are connected to a world worldwide Christian family of over 125 million people. Our vision, however, stretches beyond buildings and denominations as we seek to fulfil our Christchurch vision to be ‘led by the Spirit’, ‘working in the community’ and ‘bringing people to Christ’.

When I ask people what was it about Christchurch that made them keep coming, the answer is almost always the same: they talk about Christchurch as a friendly place. Whether you consider yourself a committed Christian or someone just looking for a new sense of purpose, you will find warm welcome at Christchurch. We are open almost every day, so why not pop in and ask to meet a Christchurch Member. Alternatively, keep on browsing this website and send an e-mail with any question you may have.

Christchurch Minister