News about recent happenings at Christchurch.

No More Pints in the Cradock

The Tuesday evening discussion group which has been meeting in the Cradock Arms for some years (and in Sansome’s Bar before that) has met for the last time. The group decided it was time to do something new. Just what, has not been decided – one decision at a time is enough. It’s all too easy to get stuck in…

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Baptismal Service

The pictures speak for themselves! We had a wonderful service of praise and rejoicing this evening when Laura and Dave were baptised. With family and friends there as well as the church family, and led by the band, it was a service to remember.

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Lunch Aid

It was nice to come in out of the cold this lunchtime and have a hot meal in Christchurch at the ‘Lunch Aid’ event in aid of Action for Children. There were also stalls selling homemade cakes, Traidcraft fairly traded goods, a tombola, children’s books, clothes… All the hard work of the cooks, servers and others was greatly appreciated.

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Cakes, cakes and more cakes

For some time now one of our members, Sue, has been selling cakes after the morning service on the second Sunday of the month, to raise money for various charities, often for the Mustard Seed Project and for Action for Children. Over the last few months the morning’s takings have exceeded £60! Well done Sue, and thanks to everyone who…

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Artbeat Festival

Artbeat, the Clarendon Park Community Arts Festival, has just come to an end. Christchurch hosted the launch event last Friday, and three classical concerts, on Saturday lunchtime with Marika, Sunday afternoon with the Knighton Chamber Orchestra and Tudor Chior, and Monday lunchtime with musicians from the University of Leicester. The concerts attracted audiences of about 50, and the players remarked…

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Keep up!

The Wild Honey project will soon be starting a new project, Keep Up!, to help people gain confidence with electronic devices (computers, tablets and smartphones). It has been running a very popular drop-in on Tuesday afternoons for about a year now and there has been plenty of demand for help with computers, so it has been decided to start a…

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