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 will be strongly recommending it when numbers are larger or when we are undertaking higher risk activities such as singing 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 or by signing in at services and activities. We are still in a third wave of a global pandemic and 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 limited numbers at our Sunday Morning 8am & 10am Service (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.
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 at 8am & 10am Holy Communion in church
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.
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. We are therefore beginning a monthly midweek short communion service at 11am followed by coffee and a relaxed opportunity for fellowship and conversation.
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, involving crafts, stories, food and songs, on a Saturday afternoon. (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 resume; contact Annabelle Ball 898596 for details and term dates.
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