How Christ Church works
Christ Church is part of the Church of England. We are linked with other Anglican churches in the area as part of Wycombe Deanery and, with Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, are part of the Diocese of Oxford. The Vicar is given charge of the ‘cure of souls’ in a particular geographical area known as a parish, in our case Flackwell Heath, and in which our main church building is situated. That leadership is shared with others… including Associate Ministers, a Licensed Lay Minister and other lay leaders. The running of the Church is shared between the Vicar, the Churchwardens and the Parochial Church Council (PCC). The Churchwardens and the PCC are elected at the Annual Meeting, held each Easter. Christ Church is entirely self-financing. It receives no money from the Church of England or Oxford Diocese central funds (although the Church of England does provide the Vicar with housing). All our income is generated by the giving of members of the congregation.
We also belong to the New Wine Network – an affiliation of churches who believe that we should try to live in obedience to God’s Word and in the power of his Holy Spirit.
Link to The Church of England Website
Link to the Diocese of Oxford Website
Link to the Wycombe Deanery Website
Link to the New Wine Website