Loving and serving others
We show our love for each other, for our local and national community, and for the wider world in many different ways. This is our response to ‘Love your neighbour as (you love) yourself’.
- Open Church
The church is open for refreshments, company and prayer every weekday except Wednesday, between 10-3 (we are closed during the month of August). We welcome a range of people some of whom have also joined us in Sunday worship and other church events.
- Lunch Club
Meeting every Thursday, this is a community of volunteers whose guests are vulnerable adults over 65 years, referred according to need. Entertainment, wholesome food and friendship are provided.
- Saturday Coffee and Coffee+
Every Saturday the church is open for refreshments and company. Once a month this is extended to Coffee+, where a play space is provided for small children, to run alongside a charity cake stall and Traidcraft stall.
- Meeting Needs
Every month a team goes out to deliver furniture and other items to people who need them. We work with local housing officers, charities and the council to identify need. Items are donated by members and friends of Christchurch.
- Simpson’s Almshouses
The Simpsons Almshouses are located halfway up Hollow Lane, and are administered by members of Christchurch. The four properties, designed for single occupancy, offer a home to those in need
- Prayer Station
Four times a year on a Saturday morning we stand outside the church meeting shoppers and passers by. We offer goodies, seasonal greetings and cards on which people may write any prayer concerns. Inside the church all prayer cards are prayed through
- Church Flowers
Learn with our team of flower arrangers who create displays for Sundays and other special occasions, or help our team who take flowers when they visit those who are ill or house-bound.
- Eco church
- Hitchin Foodbank
- North Herts Sanctuary
This is a registered charity which provides temporary accommodation for those who are single and homeless. In addition the Sanctuary also provides day services to help address the social and health needs of service users.
Traidcraft is both a trading company and a development charity, setting it apart from other fairly traded producers. It seeks to live out the Christian faith by fighting poverty through trade in the poorest countries of the world. As well as producing fairly traded goods, its activities also include overseas development programmes, trade policy campaigns and trade justice.
- Hitchin Street Angels
Volunteers from Churches Together in Hitchin provide a safe environment for people who become vulnerable in any way on a Saturday night between the hours of 10pm and 2am.
- Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
CAP is a nationwide charity which offers free debt counselling and support. We support the Hitchin Debt Centre which is run in partnership with Hitchin Christian Centre. You can find out more about how CAP can help here.