A welcome from our minister

Hello and welcome…

My name is Val Reid, and I’m the minister at Christchurch Hitchin. I began my ministry here on September 1st 2019. I’m a Methodist minister, and it’s been a great learning opportunity to be part of a Methodist/URC ecumenical church. I’ve learned a lot about other perspectives and other traditions in my time here.

Christchurch is an open, welcoming and friendly church. During lockdown, we had to learn how to do this online. For the last year, we have been re-learning how to be together face to face in the same room, while still paying attention to those who have been affected and are still being affected by Covid.

On other pages of this website, you can read about our worship on Sunday mornings, our ‘Refresh’ open house on Tuesday and Friday mornings, our small fellowship groups, and our meditation group on Tuesday lunchtimes. Please do come and join us – you will be made very welcome! There is a lot going on – but there is always room for more. We encourage people who spot a gap to have a go at starting something new.

In Spring 2023 we committed ourselves to exploring what it means to be an inclusive church – and you can read more about this on our Everyone welcome page

This is a church that welcomes people who want to get married, people who want to bring a child for baptism, or people who want to arrange a funeral for a loved one with a Christchurch connection. If you’d like to discuss any of these things, or to talk with me about anything personal, the easiest way is to send me an email. My address is minister@christchurchhitchin.org.uk

If you’d prefer to phone, my number is 07388 845877. If I can’t answer straight away, please leave a message, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.