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From the Vicarage: February

by Matthew Doe

This year, for the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday will be on Valentine’s Day. At first glance the two seem completely at odds with each other. In Cleveland, Ohio, for example, the church has suggested that schools hold their traditional Valentine’s Day dances a day early and combine them with a celebration of Shrove […]

Mission of the Month: Church Mission Society

by Matthew Doe

In February we are supporting the Church Mission Society (CMS). Church Mission Society is a community of people in mission who want the world to know Jesus. To find out more about the Church Mission Society and the good work they do click here.

From the Vicarage: January

by Matthew Doe

Welcome to 2018! As we look to the year ahead we do so, as always, with an element of uncertainty. Some of us will have definite plans in place already – maybe a holiday, or a family wedding. Some of us from Christ Church are looking ahead to a visit to the Holy Land, others […]

Mission of the Month: Leprosy Mission

by Matthew Doe

  The Leprosy Mission International is a leading international non-denominational Christian organisation, with over 130 years experience in leprosy work.  Their aim is to eradicate this disease completely and give hope and renewed life to leprosy sufferers through education, rehabilitation, medication, surgery, physiotherapy and loving Christian care. Thanks to gifts left in Wills, Shudeepta can […]

Advent Fayre 2017

by Matthew Doe

Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming more than a hundred people from the community for a variety of activities including talented singing, quality food, market stalls and a chance to meet an angel. Thank you to everyone that was involved in organising such a positive event.

From the Vicarage: December

by Matthew Doe

For the last six months my time has been divided as I have served a half-time secondment as Interim Minister in the parish of Warblington with Emsworth, whilst continuing my ministry at Christ Church. Warblington with Emsworth has two churches. Thomas à Becket, Warblington has very traditional services, so I have been singing Matins and […]

Mission of the Month: The Children’s Society

by Matthew Doe

From the Children’s Society Right now, in Britain today, there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. They feel alone in the world, like they just don’t matter. This is a lonely place for them, where it is easy to feel overwhelmed. These are the children and young people […]

Advent Fayre 2017

by Matthew Doe

Less than two weeks to go to our big community event! Lots to see and do plus admission is free! Please share with your friends – It’ll be lovely to see you all.

Farewell Max

by Matthew Doe

The Revd. Max Cross was seconded to Christ Church for six months (from June to November 2017) to enable our Vicar, Revd Andy Wilson, to carry out a role elsewhere in the diocese. It has been great to have Max with us and we are grateful for his commitment and hard work during this time. […]