Kathy to take up new role

Comforted by holding hands

Kathy to step down as Head of Ministry of Wholeness and Pastoral Care At the end of June, Kathy Prosser will step down from her role as Ministry Head as she senses God calling her to concentrate on a ministry of Communion and building relationships as Chaplain in local residential homes and hospitals. This role […]

Building 4 Life – A Window into the Future

On Sunday 14 May 2017 we reached a great milestone at Christ Church. The latest drawings and plans were given out and our architect,  Paul Chester, from MEB design showed some 3D images of the plans. If you missed this service, there is a leaflet detailing all the information (Pdf, 3Mb). Jo Vickery and Martin Brown […]

Can you join our fundraising team?

We are looking for people to join in our “one month Window of opportunity” to apply for grant funding. We have reached a crucial stage in our £1 million Building4Life project. The plans are in place and we are on course to start the work this autumn. We have raised over half the money needed […]

General Election Prayers: drawing inspiration from Christian values of Love, Trust & Hope

Line of young people standing on a beach holding hands at sunset

As we approach the General Election, we have received this letter from Justin Welby and John Sentamu, Archbishops of Canterbury & York. The whole letter is in the link below, but here is the final paragraph. They have asked that this letter is shared across the Church of England’s parishes and chaplaincies as they urge people to […]

Come and See: inspiration for sharing your faith

“Come and see” could be the most powerful words  you ever say to someone. And there are many other ways in which we can share our faith with others. We may be afraid or lacking confidence, but God is powerful and it’s his business so he will equip us with everything we need!  Come to […]

The Christ Church 2016-7 Annual Report is published this week

  The 2016-7 Annual Report is now available online here. It is a huge celebration of so much that has happened in 2016 and what we have to look forward to for 2017. The accounts will also be available shortly, after checks with our accountants. We will be approving the accounts along with a celebration […]

Jo blogs: Tenth space

The beach at Iona

Iona is described in Celtic writings as a ‘thin place.’ That is, a place where the space between heaven and earth barely exists. For me, this is experienced most powerfully of all on the beaches of the island. Though constantly changing with tides and weather conditions, these places have remained essentially unchanged since the time […]

Jo blogs: Ninth space

The Refectory at Iona

The kitchen is the place of preparation so that meals can be served not just to sustain the community and guests physically but also so that people can eat together and build friendships over food in the way people have done down the centuries. Planning is of course a vital ingredient in this process, which […]