Christchurch was formed in 1969 through the joining of three Hitchin churches: Brand Street Methodist, Queen Street Congregational and Nightingale Road Methodist Churches.
Christchurch is one of the oldest Local Ecumenical Partnerships in Britain. Christian unity, therefore, has always been important to Christchurch and for this reason Christchurch takes an active role within Churches Together in Hitchin (CTH). During 2008/2009 the Christchurch Minister was the CTH Chair.
Christchurch is pleased to be part of the Methodist
and United Reformed Church and therefore connected with worldwide community of 125 million Christians. It is involved in training future generations of ministers, youth leaders and missionaries serving in a variety of contexts and Christian churches.
In 2009 Christchurch was 40 years old. There were a number of exciting celebratory events, including a party: everyone who was there at the church’s beginning were hosted by current church community as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for what they began in faith. The President of the Methodist Conference and the Moderator of the URC General Assembly preached at the annivsersay Sunday services.
Not stuck in the past or confined by church denominations, Christchurch looks to be ‘Led by the Spirit’, ‘Working in the Community’ and ‘Bringing people to Christ’. With each new Member Christchurch embraces change and growth in worship and witness.