Christ Church has been inviting everyone in this parish to be part of our Christian family since 1864. And like all extended families we are made up of individuals from every generation, background, outlook and experience. We warmly welcome you. During the current health crisis, we are looking after one another by following Church of England guidelines not to meet for social gatherings or business meetings. However, our church is now open again every day for private, individual prayer and for limited numbers at our Sunday Morning 10am Service (see below for details). We also continue to be a praying, worshipping community online and new resources can be found each week on this website; please see below for further details.
As part of our mission to serve the wider community in Shamley Green and Rowly we also hope you will find the links and information about local organisations, clubs and other groups helpful. If you have made the parish your home or if you work here or if you are visiting we hope you will make the most of what our friendly and caring community has to offer.
If you are new to our parish or have a particular enquiry, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for prayer and worship
Our church continues to be open every day for individual private prayer. We hope it provides an oasis of calm for all who need this, especially for those under strain at home and with little peace in their households.
(To keep us all as safe as possible, please practise good handwashing before and after your visit, use the sanitising products available, observe social distancing with those outside of your household or bubble and follow the guidance/notices displayed in church.)
We are also offering a service in church every Sunday at 10am. You no longer need to register in advance (although we may request this for special services) but in keeping with official guidance our numbers are limited so we ask you to understand if there is not enough space on the day. So far this has not been a problem so do come and join us!
We recognise that some people, for whatever reason, cannot join us for public worship but you continue to be a cherished part of our praying, worshipping community. We offer the following resources for all of us to use in our own homes.
The service was recorded in church last Sunday when Bishop Jo joined us to offer our thanks and farewells to Tess Trewinnard, former headteacher of our church school, Wonersh & Shamley Green CE Primary, postponed from last term due to COVID-19 restrictions
Guildford Cathedral are also sharing their main Sunday service and other Festivalshere
And please check here for more resources and updates.
“I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die."
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Remembrance Sunday 8 November
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to hold our commemorations as usual. However, we are working hard at providing both a service online and an Act of Remembrance at church and the village war memorial.
Including the reading of the names from the war memorial and churchyard, the Act of Remembrance and wreath-laying, together with readings, hymns and prayers; available here by the end of the preceding week.
Church service 10am registration essential
A shorter form of our usual service with the Act of Remembrance and two minutes silence happening inside. Wreaths will then be laid at the memorial and the congregation will be able to make a brief personal act of remembrance as they leave. As numbers permitted in church are limited, we ask you to register with the vicar in advance email@example.com
We regret that we are unable safely to accommodate or steward larger numbers outside but you are, of course, welcome to visit the memorial later that day, on Armistice Day or at any point over the following days to make your own act of remembrance.
On Tuesday 13th October, after a delay of 6 months we finally held our Annual Meetings. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable meet in person, and embracing technology, we held the meeting by Zoom. Well done and thank you to everyone who attended, it was so lovely to see everyone after so long.
St Paul's Cathedral has opened a Book of remembrance for those who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemichere
We are presently not displaying any public activities within our parish but please do contact the relevant local organisations listed on this website for up-to-date information.
Please also note you can get helpful advice about the coronavirus from the following websites: