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Diary dates

Diary Dates


Starting Wednesday 16th January
The 13-week Freedom in Christ course has been used by thousands of churches in the UK to help Christians become fruitful disciples. The course deals with life's issues in a very practical and sensitive way. Many Christians, young and old, come with heavy loads of emotional baggage and through the course people's lives have been transformed.
We will be studying this course in our support groups from 16th January and the preceding Sunday morning sermon will relate to each session (if you would like to join the course but are not in a support group please see Revd Richard - one group meets in the Church Centre and three others meet in homes).
An integral and important part of the course is an 'away day' at Christ Church on Saturday 16th March.
OPEN DOOR - Drop-in Cafe

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 'thought for today' from 9.00-9.30 a.m. 
Messy Church

Saturday 12th January 2019: 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


Ladies' Prayer Breakfast

Saturday 19th January: 8.30 - 1.00 a.m.


Men's Fellowship Breakfast

Saturday 19th January: 9.00 a.m.

Studley Garden Centre Cafe


Fellowship Lunch

Sunday 20th January: after the morning service

A time to relax, enjoy fellowship and eat together as a church family - everyone is welcome so please join us


The Wave Youth Service

Friday 25th January: 7.30 p.m. at Christ Church


District Church Council (DCC)

Tuesday 29th January: 7.30 p.m. in the Church Centre


Community Litter Pick

Next litter pick - Saturday 2nd Feburary 2019: 10.00 - 11.30 a.m.

(Please note we will not be meeting in January)

Please join us, even if you can only spare a short time, as we continue to work in our community - 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


Come and See

A new monthly 'come and see' evangelistic outreach service with opportunities for personal prayer ministry will soon start on a Saturday evening at Christ Church. Please think about who you might be able to invite to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and be touched by the Holy Spirit. Please also pray for this new initiative


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 out 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


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