Things we do

Some of the varied activities in the church are highlighted below. If you are interested in any of them, contact us through the contacts page, or get in touch with the named individual, if one is given. Also look on the weekday activities page for the regular events.

Luncheon club

The luncheon club provides good hot meals and fellowship for up to 24 elderly residents in the neighbourhood at Wednesday lunchtime every other week. It has a team of about 10 volunteers (more needed!) who give their time to this valuable work.

Tuesday Toddlers

The Tuesday Toddlers group meets on Tuesday mornings during term time at 9.00, for families from the local community. It has a great variety of toys and activities for the children. The parents and carers who bring their children along also enjoy the time to chat with friends and make new ones. There is no formal enrollment – just come along.

The Fair and Ethical Trade Stall

We have been running a Traidcraft stall at Christchurch every Sunday after morning service since 1992 thanks to a loyal team of volunteers and the willingness of church members and friends to support fair trade. The Traidcraft company ceased trading in 2023 but the stall continues under new branding. This is a visible demonstration of our commitment to a fairer world.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl ministry was founded in America in 1998 by Vicky Galo and Janet Bristow. In their words. “compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. many blessings are prayed into every shawl.” See the Prayer Shawl Ministry website for more background. A group of people in our church are sharing in this activity. Read more details…