Posts by Matthew Doe

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Light Party

by Matthew Doe

The Christ Church Light Party is an opportunity for children (and parents) to have some fun. We have a disco, loads of fun and games, hot food and cold drinks and a goodie bag to take home. Do spread the word locally. Please pay on the door on the night but post on our Facebook […]

Wave of Light

by Matthew Doe

Join us this Sunday here at Christ Church. Here you will find a space to just be. Light a candle, listen to music, pray. There is no spoken service just space. Use it as you feel you need it. ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your […]

From the Vicarage: October

by Matthew Doe

From the Curate… If recent statistics are to be believed, there are now more non-religious people than religious. 53% claim no religion, of those over 70% are 18-24. So, what should I feel about this as a Vicar in the Church of England? Is the death of religion imminent, should we prepare the obituary? Well […]

Quiz

by Matthew Doe

SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 7.00pm for 7.30pm CHURCH HALL Tickets £10 So, who doesn’t like a quiz? Most of us think we are good quizzers, so here’s your opportunity to prove it! We are holding a fundraising quiz at the end of September. For anyone who came to previous events, it will follow the same format. […]

From the Vicarage: September

by Matthew Doe

As we move into September and the children return to school, we begin to pick up activities that we have put to one side for a while. In our church that means that a variety of smaller groups (like homegroups, Mothers’ Union and Who Let The Dads Out?) will start again. It is also a […]

Mission of the Month: Church Army

by Matthew Doe

Church Army’s vision is for everyone, everywhere to encounter God’s love and be empowered to transform their communities through faith shared in words and action. A little more detail about Church Army, from their own website. We put our vision in place through following our DARE strategy. DARE has four objectives that underpin our work. […]

Men’s Golf Day

by Matthew Doe

Date:  Saturday, 9th September Venue:  Southwick Park Golf Club 24 player spots confirmed.  Six tee times, starting from 1:46pm.  As part of the package that has been agreed upon, there will first be a lunch of ham, egg and chips at 12:15pm!  (Arrive at 12:00pm.)  This will give us all a chance to meet and […]

From the Vicarage: A Word from Max

by Matthew Doe

It is good to be with you, are the words I often start a service with.  They are more than just words, they are my heart and encouragement to you.  I pray that as your words of encouragement to me have lifted my spirit, my words will do the same to you.  A few years […]

Mission of the Month: School Pastors

by Matthew Doe

School Pastors is an initiative from the Ascension Trust, which is a Christian-based Charitable Trust, operating a successful national initiative known as Street Pastors since 2003.  School Pastors was set up with the desire to assist schools with pupils who were experiencing difficulties with their school life.  It was established initially through a pilot scheme […]