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Diary dates

Diary Dates


OPEN DOOR - Tuesday mornings: 9.00 - 1.00 p.m.

Open Door is a time when Christ Church will be open and anyone from the community can come and have a chat over a cup of coffee/tea. The intention is that relationships will be built up and support offered through signposting. Please pray for this time as we seek to help those who are lonely and vulnerable.

Each week we start with a short service of Morning Prayer from 9.00-9.30 a.m.


PRAYER at Christ Church

Every Tuesday evening from 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. we meet in the downstairs room in the Church Centre to pray. This prayer time is an important part of our corporate church life as we are in a spiritual battle - so please make every effort to come along and seek God's face. During the evening some of us also go prayer walking around Matchborough.

"If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land. I will listen to every prayer made in this place, for I have chosen this Temple and set it apart to be my home forever. My eyes and my heart will always be here" (2 Chronicles 7:14-15)

There is also an opportunity to pray every Sunday morning at 10.00 a.m. in the Prayer Room before the Morning Worship service


Community Litter Pick - 1st Saturday of each month

2nd June: 10.00 - 11.30 a.m.

We meet at the benches by the pond in Matchborough - refreshments and all necessary equipment is provided. This is an important part of our service to the local community, so please could as many people as possible turn up to help. We have received comments from residents that our work doesn't go un-noticed, is very much appreciated and makes a difference


Sparklers - for pre-school children, parents and carers

Friday 25th May: 10.00 - 11.15 a.m. in Church


Messy Church

Saturday 9th June: 10.00 - 12.00 noon

Woodrow Community Centre

Messy Church is an all-age form of church for children and adults with crafts, a short celebration time with story and songs and food. It is free and there is no need to book - just come along - but children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session. Each session is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month (except in August)


Churches Together in Redditch

Pentecost in the Park: Sunday 20th May

Free barbecue from 2.30 p.m. and Pentecost Praise 3.30 - 5.00 p.m. Take a friend and a garden chair!


The Wave Youth Service

Friday 25th May: 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.

These youth services are held on the last Friday of each month at Christ Church and are led by the youth for the youth. Please pray that Jesus will touch and change lives in amazing ways


Celebration of Lay Ministry within the Parish

Sunday 27th May: 6.30 p.m. at St John's

This will be a joint parish Holy Communion service to celebrate all lay ministry in our churches - this includes the contributions of everyone, not just our Licensed Lay Ministers and Communion Assistants.


Parenting Course

A 6-session Parentalk course - helping parents become better parents and also encouraging them to support each other - is being run in partnership with Noah's Ark Nursery. The sessions continue on Friday 29th June from 9.30 - 11.00 a.m. at Christ Church. For further information or if you would like to come along please have a chat with Graeme Russell


Ladies Prayer Breakfast

Saturday 2nd June: 8.30 - 10.00 a.m. in Church


Support Groups

Support Groups are small groups meeting in someone's home on Wednesday evenings for fellowship and Bible study. We currently have four groups meeting and if you would like to join one please see Revd Richard