Christchurch people like to gather together to praise God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – celebrating God’s presence in the world and seeking to magnify that presence with their lives.
Worship at Christchurch is led by both the Ministerial Team and Local Preachers and so has great variety. One service never fully represents the diversity of Christchurch worship and you will need to attend several weeks before you have experienced the full breadth and depth. We offer a warm welcome to those who attend for the first time and work hard to enable all to encounter the presence of God. What follows is an overview. Go to Service Plan for details of a specific forthcoming service.
Christchurch has facilities for those with disabilities including level access, disabled toilets, Large Print Hymnbooks and an induction loop system for the Worship Area and the Main Hall. There are baby changing facilities in the disabled and ladies toilets. If you find it difficult to get to services and meetings, either on a regular or occasional basis, or if you like to help out in this way please, please let us know. All morning services, and several of our special services, are recorded on to CDs primarily for the housebound and we also have a lift-sharing facility for those with limited mobility. A copy of these, and recordings of other special occasions, are held in the Resources Library. In addition the sermon is available as a download or podcast from this website. Additional helpers for recording or distribution are always welcome and we are pleased to add names of those wishing to be included as listeners.
Every Thursday there is a group that meets for prayer at 10am. It lasts 20 minutes and ends with tea, coffee and biscuits. On the first Thursday of the month at 11:45 there is a 30 minute service with traditional hymns, prayers and reflection.
Our occasional ‘Experience…’ events are an exciting opportunity for all ages to engage with a special theme in a variety of ways, using all our senses. Using art, music, prayer, Bible study and ‘meeting’ some of the characters from a story. Find out more here.
As a Member of Churches Together in Hitchin Christchurch joins with other churches in the town for key times of celebration and witness. Other special services are also planned in response to times of the year and circumstance.