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.
During the current health crisis, we are looking after one another by following Church of England guidelines not to meet for social gathering or business meetings. However, our Church is open every day for private, individual prayer and for limited numbers at our Sunday Morning 8am & 10am Service (below for details). We also continue to be a praying and worshipping 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for prayer and worship
EverySunday 10am Holy Communion in church
8am Holy Communion in church (Book of Common Prayer) on the first Sunday of the month
You do not need to register in advance for any of our services (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!! Please come early enough to provide NHS Test & Trace details and ensure social distancing.
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.
Wintershall are unable to perform the Life of Christ this year but will instead be offering a new experience, Walking the Parables of Jesus from 28 June to 3 July. There will be 5 Parable scenes with the audience walking from scene to scene. There will be limited numbers and this will allow more social distancing.
Schools will join them during the week with adult groups and families invited to join us for Friday 2nd July or Saturday 3rd July, who will be allocated into groups of a maximum of 60. There will be resources available to help you reflect on what the Parables might mean for us today, in our changing world.
On Friday 2 July, the day will run from 10 am to 2:30 pm with a reflection after each scene. Please email@example.com to book.
On Saturday 3 July, you can select either 10am to 12:30pm or 2pm to 4:30pm followed by a 'bring your own' picnic in their beautiful grounds with time to reflect on what you have seen. This can be booked on the Wintershall website. Please book without delay as our numbers are limited.
Due to the nature of this event, walking from scene to scene, this is not suitable for audience members with limited mobility.
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