Christchurch is a local Christian community mainly serving Clarendon Park and surrounding areas in Leicester. We aim to be inclusive, non-judgmental and supportive of everyone who finds a home with us and warm and welcoming to anyone who comes to visit. Our worship and activities are diverse and varied, and tend to change quite frequently. Services take on a wide variety of forms, from the hymn-sandwich to café-style and there are many weekday activities, including discussion groups, weekday prayer meeting, art group, luncheon club, parents and toddlers… There is a wide range of ages and backgrounds in the church.

If you have come to Leicester to study and are living in Clarendon Park, we are right on your doorstep and would love to see you.

Lent Studies

It is the season of Lent already! The churches of the South Leicester Christian Partnership are holding a series of weekly studies during Lent beginning on Thursday 2nd March at 7.30 pm at Christchurch. These are using The Pilgrim Course, published by the Church of England, book 8 – Church and Kingdom. More information can be found on the Pilgrim Course website (www.pilgrimcourse.org). Newcomers are welcome.

As usual evening reflections will be taking place at Christchurch during Holy Week beginning on Monday 10th April. All of the evenings begin at 7.30 pm, exploring characters from the Holy Week story in the gospels.

Monday 10th April: The Dove Seller’s Tale – Rev. John Rackley

Tuesday 11th April: The Scribe’s Tale – Rev. John Rackley

Wednesday 12th April: The Women’s Tale – John Fowler

Maundy Thursday 13th April: The Disciples’ Tale – Rev. Gordon Webb, Holy Communion

Good Friday 14th April 10 am: service led by Rev. Martin Mitchell

Easter Sunday 16th April 8.30 am: Breakfast; 10 am: Communion service led by Rev. Gordon Webb

The Barbecues are back!

The weather’s getting warmer, the days are getting longer and our popular community barbecues will be returning soon. The dates are

Saturday 29th April (this is the 25th anniversary of the former Baptist and Methodist churches coming together to form Christchurch),

Saturday 17th June and

Saturday 16th September

These are in the church car park. Hot dogs, burgers and refreshments are all FREE. Also a bouncy castle and maybe a few other attractions. Times will be announced nearer the events.

Sunday Worship

Join us for Sunday worship at 10.00 am or at 6.30pm.


Café church

Sunday evening is often a Café Church, with refreshments from about 6.15pm.


Student Christian Movement

Sunday evening activities for students at Leicester’s universities.


Weekday Activities

See a list of all the weekday activities which take place in Christchurch.



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