St Christopher's Church is located at the top of Winsford Avenue, (at the junction with Buckingham Rise). Our most popular service is at 10am on Sunday mornings, which we aim to make accessible to everyone in the community, from the very youngest to the oldest. On a typical Sunday you can expect to find about 90 people, of which around a quarter are children or teenagers.
Our worshipping life as a church community is guided by the following values:
- Unity and diversity – one main service which unites us and yet the opportunity outside of Sunday morning to have a variety of other forms of worship
- Accessibility and depth – we want to have a contemporary, informal feel that allows people to come in and feel at home and yet we don’t want to sacrifice depth of worship which liturgy and hymns bring us
- Intimacy and awe – we want to draw close to God in worship and allow his Spirit to move and yet we want to declare his majesty and greatness
- A commitment to practical Biblical teaching that equips us to live as Jesus’ disciples today.
10am – Morning Celebration
Our main weekly gathering, attended by people of all ages, is relaxed and informal with band-led music (a mixture of hymns and modern worship songs), prayer and relevant biblical teaching. We share in communion twice a month. Once a month (on the first Sunday) we worship together as a whole church family; the rest of the time (during school term) services include groups for children (0-14) which are fun, relevant for their age and encourage them in their faith.
Refreshments are always served after the service when we take time to connect with each other. There's also always a quiet place for prayer and someone to pray with you if you would find it helpful.
6pm – Evening service
A smaller, more reflective gathering that meets most weeks, where we have the opportunity to explore different expressions of worship.
8:30am – Holy Communion (monthly)
(2018 dates - 4th February, 25th March (Palm Sunday), 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 5th August, 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December)
A quieter, more reflective service of Holy Communion with hymns and organ.
Wednesday 10:30am – Coffee, Cake and Communion (weekly)
Need an oasis of peace in the middle of your week? Join our growing community every week on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a short, reflective communion service (there are no hymns).
The service lasts about half an hour and is always followed by great company, good coffee and homemade cake (all free, but donations are welcome)! Anybody's welcome to join us - the more the merrier!