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.
The church is a Methodist and Baptist ecumenical partnership formed about 20 years ago when the local Baptist and Methodist churches came together, but in the main we operate simply as a local church. We are fortunate in having a very good suite of premises which are used extensively by the local community as well as by the church. Come along and give us a go.
Queen’s Road Street Fair on Sunday 6th December. This is on all day on Queen’s Road. Christchurch will be open from about 11.30, after the morning service until mid afternoon, offering refreshments and a chance to come inside and put you feet up. There’s also the ceilidh (see next article)!
Free Ceilidh Dancing. Come and join the Greenshoots Ceilidh Band at Christchurch for one of their rehearsals and experience some Ceilidh dancing. It’s free, you don’t need to have danced before, so bring the family and have some fun. Any age welcome. No need to book, just turn up. Greenshoots is a local band which has played for us several times in the past. They’re really good! The next session is on Sunday 6th December 2.30 – 4.00. Also on Saturday 19th December there is a Ceilidh in support of Leicester, City of Sanctuary.
Christmas services (it isn’t long now!)
Sunday 13th December at 4 pm, community carols with some of the groups who use the church building throughout the year.
Sunday 20th December at 4 pm, carols by candlelight.
Christmas Eve at 11.15 pm, communion service.
Christmas Day at 10 am, family service.
In addition the carol singers will be out on Queen’s Road on the mornings of 12th, 19th and 24th December.