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Christmas Services

by mattsaville

Christmas is a special time.  Therefore, we have a selection of different services.  See below for details.  Unless otherwise indicated, services are at Christ Church. Sunday 20th December 10.30am – Christingle 7.00pm – Carols by Candlelight Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve) 3.00pm – Family Carols 11.30pm – Midnight Communion Friday 25th December (Christmas Day) 8.00am […]

Good Neighbours Sharing in the Community

by mattsaville

Led by Sheila Gill, volunteers baked, boxed, and bagged beautifully packaged individual Christmas cakes for clients of our Good Neighbours scheme, ready for distribution throughout the community – spreading a little festive joy.

From the Vicarage: December

by mattsaville

One of the most frequently asked questions during the month of December has to be “Are you ready for Christmas?” But what does it mean? Some will mean “Have you bought all the presents you plan to give?” or “Have you put up your decorations?” For others it will be “Have you made your Christmas […]

Mission of the Month: The Children’s Society

by mattsaville

Our mission of the month for December is The Children’s Society. The Children’s Society “fight child poverty and neglect, and help all children have a better chance in life”.     To see more about what The Children’s Society do click here.

Toy and Gift Service

by mattsaville

On Sunday 6th December, we will be collecting toys, games and toiletries for families supported by the Roberts Centre, and pyjamas, shower gel, socks and chocolates, for teenagers supported by All Saints Hostel. Please do consider what you can give.  Every little counts!

Advent Fayre 2015

by mattsaville

Well done to everyone that helped run such a positive Advent Fayre. It was lovely to welcome so many people from our community into Christ Church.

Remembrance 2015

by mattsaville

Following today’s thoughtful remembrance service, here are some of the photographs that show the service. Thank you to everyone that attended and whom made it such a special service, in remembrance of those that have given their lives for us.

From the Vicarage: November

by mattsaville

Every year at Christ Church we hold a Gift Day.  This is an opportunity for members of the church to give financially to the work of the church above and beyond their regular weekly or monthly giving.  Financial giving is an important part of the Christian life and is seen as a response to God’s […]

Mission of the Month: Simeon’s Trustees

by mattsaville

The trustees take their name from Charles Simeon who was born in Reading in 1759.  He became a zealous evangelical Christian whilst studying at Kings College, Cambridge University.  Cambridge was very different from today.  It was a county town, poorly appointed, with no street lights and carriages could only move with some difficulty even on […]

Mothers’ Union 80th

by mattsaville

Today, we celebrated our Mothers’ Union’s 80th Anniversary, with a lovely service in church, with speakers sharing their experience of the Mothers’ Union, and a fantastic lunch together.