Welcome to Shamley Green and to our parish church Christ Church
Christ Church has been inviting people 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 to join us, be it on a regular basis or for a one-off visit or special occasion.
Many are now enjoying the relaxation of restrictions but some are also wary, even anxious, especially after a prolonged period of social distancing or shielding. We want you to feel safe in our church so, in accordance with government and Church of England guidance, we continue to encourage those who visit or attend services or activities in our buildings to make frequent use of the hand sanitiser or hand-washing facilities available, to keep a little space between yourself and others and to respect the needs of those who still wish to be particularly careful. While wearing face coverings is no longer mandatory, some will still wish to do so and we are recommending it for arrivals, departures, when we are undertaking higher risk activities such as singing and when numbers are larger or so please make sure you always have one with you. We will continue with our current cleaning regimes and providing as much ventilation as possible when services and activities are taking place. We also invite you to provide your details for NHS ‘Test and trace’ purposes using the QR codes provided. COVID-19 continues to pose a serious risk and we are committed to taking care not only of ourselves but also those around us. Our Church is open every day for private, individual prayer and for worship on Sunday Morning 8am & 10am (see below for 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.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled… I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.”
O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin but active in his service and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
During the past year and a half, some have found their age or health are making life more of a challenge and Sunday mornings are not always manageable.
Sunday mornings can also be busy for our families and young people so instead of our monthly Sunday Family Service we will be holding a monthly Messy Church. (Occasional all-age services for festivals such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter will still take place on the appropriate Sunday.)
Sundays: weekly 8am and 10am Holy Communion. Our Sunday Club for children aged 3-10 will not yet resume; contact Annabelle Ball 898596 for details.
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