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From the Vicarage: November

by Matthew Doe

Each November at Christ Church we remember. We remember loved ones lost and we remember lives given. On Sunday 4th November at 3pm we hold a quiet service which we simply call ‘In Loving Memory’. This provides us all with the opportunity to remember family members and friends who have died. Some who come to […]

Mission of the Month: Simeon’s Trustees

by Matthew Doe

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 […]

Advent Fayre Help Needed

by Matthew Doe

With Advent Fayre coming soon, we are looking for help. Can you supply any ingredients for sweet making? We are particularly needing donations of icing sugar, desiccated coconut, condensed milk, cooking chocolate, 70% cocoa solids chocolate and stork cooking spread. If you can donate anything, please leave at the back of church or give them […]

From the Vicarage: October

by Matthew Doe

Last year the General Synod of the Church of England received a report entitled Setting God’s People Free. The report looks at the involvement of the whole people of God in the mission of the church. It notes that there has too often been a failure to share leadership beyond the clergy. The report suggests […]

Mission of the Month: Bible Reading Fellowship

by Matthew Doe

BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) is a Christian charity that started in January 1922 in an Anglican church in Brixton, where the vicar wanted to help his congregation, in his words, ‘to get a move on spiritually’. He began to offer a monthly leaflet of daily Bible readings, coupled with a midweek discussion group and […]

Alpha Course

by Matthew Doe

The next Alpha Course is being hosted by CoGS over six Tuesday evenings from 2nd October. Speak to Andy or contact the CoGS office on 02392 256814 for further details. To find out more about what Alpha is, click here.

From the Vicarage: September

by Matthew Doe

Gift Day 2018 Every year at Christ Church we hold a Gift Day. On the one hand this is a vital part of providing for the work and mission of our church. It is also an important opportunity for each of us to give thanks to God for the many blessings that He has given […]

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. […]

Ride and Stride 2018

by Matthew Doe

Please could you could spare an hour or two to meet and greet participants visiting our church for this annual event? We hope to have the Church open on Saturday 8th September from 9.00am to 6.00pm.  By taking part yourself and visiting local churches, 50% of your sponsorship money goes to your nominated church. Please […]