First time visitor?
Visiting a church for the first time can be daunting - there are lots of questions, and you are probably wondering what to expect when you arrive. The one thing we try very hard to do is give everyone a warm welcome, and try to make your visit worthwhile. After all, we'd love it if you wanted to come back!
Who are we?
Christ Church consists of a wide range of different people, from all ages and different backgrounds.
Whoever you are you are assured a very warm welcome.
Where are we?
Christ Church and the Church Centre are on Chapel Road, 200 metres from the roundabout at the centre of the village. We are opposite the village Library and Carrington Junior School.
We have some on-site parking, including a number of disabled bays, but it does get quite full, so if you want a space you might need to arrive early. However, there are no parking restrictions in the neighbouring roads, although please be considerate by not parking too close to driveways and road junctions. There is also some parking in the Library and supermarket car parks.
What to wear:
This is easy… wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We accept people just as they are!
When you arrive:
If it's your first visit then it's probably best to turn up about 15 minutes before the service begins. You'll be greeted at the door by our 'Welcome Team' who will give you some information about the service and notices of forthcoming events.
What to expect:
Going anywhere for the first time can be a bit of a nerve-racking experience. To help avoid any worries here's a quick summary of what you can expect at Christ Church. Our regular style of worship is a mixture of modern and traditional with an emphasis on biblical preaching. We take a collection during our services, but as a visitor there is no obligation to give. Hopefully you'll find us a friendly bunch, and if you don't understand something please simply ask. What happens depends on what service you come to:
9.00am services are straight-forward Holy Communion with a commitment to a quieter, more traditional style and hymns. Services last about 50 minutes. Refreshments are provided at the end of the service on the first Sunday of every month.
10.30am services are more contemporary in style with a mixture of modern and older worship songs and hymns led by our Worship Group, with two communion services a month, an all-age Family Service and a non-Eucharistic morning service. We offer crèche, children and youth groups and there is an opportunity for personal prayer after the service. Refreshments are provided at the end of the service.
6.30pm are smaller services, often more intimate and quieter, with a variety of styles. Once a quarter we join together with our friends from the Methodist Church and other Christians in the village for a joint evening service.
As Christians, we believe that prayer changes things. After the 10.30am service we offer a 'Prayer Ministry Team' who will pray with you. The service leader will point out where they will be, so please do not be afraid to go and see them and ask for prayer. We also offer a more liturgical ‘Prayer for Healing’ on 1st Sunday evenings.
Is it just Sundays?
Absolutely not! We have a daily meeting place in Coffee Stop and offer mid-week services, activities and small groups. ‘Homegroups’ meet for friendship, study and prayer and are a great way to get to know others in the church and grow together.
For those with disabilities:
We aim to be an all-inclusive church, with a Church and Centre that are accessible for those with disabilities. We have designated disabled parking spaces near the entrance, disabled toilets, a loop system and large print books. If you wish to discuss specific needs please contact the Church Office.