Christ Church


Church Service

Lord, help us to be people full of hope. Give us strength to keep going.  Amen

In addition to our regular services, we and Abinger have a monthly Julian Meeting.  Learn more about these contemplative services by clicking here

December 2023 
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Sunday 3 December, Advent Sunday
                 9.00am Parish Communion  (Book of Common Prayer)

Sunday 10 December Second Sunday in Advent
                       10 am Parish Service -Iona with Communion
                        Refreshments will be served after the service
                        5.00 pm Carols by Moonlight with the Village Band
                        Mulled wine will be served afterwards

Dear friends,
What wonderful communities we are part off! Over the last two weeks we have had three fundraising events for charities close to our hearts – Born Free and Fountain of Peace.
Coldharbour used Christ Church to host a Tigers and Tiaras Ball – a roaring success (!) – which raised over £5000! A magnificent event organised by a wonderful team – Congratulations to all involved – from washer uppers, cake bakers, decorators and those who bid in the auction. Thank you all!
We have also had a gift sale and a second hand clothing sale in aid of Fountain of Peace and in total raised over £1000! Thank you all for your superb organisation skills, hard work and commitment to such a worthy cause!
Wednesday (6th) evening at St. James’ Abinger, we have The Meadvale Singers with ‘A Very Merry Christmas Concert’ starting at 7:30pm. Christmas Songs, Carols and Festive Readings. Free Entry. Refreshments £3. Come along, sing and have fun! Cash collection in aid of small, independent charity - Dementia First, covering East Surrey.
This Sunday Virginia will be leading us at Christ Church in our Iona Communion service at 10am and she looks forward to welcoming you.

Also this Sunday  there will be carol singing with the Village Band at Christ Church at 5pm.  If it is dry, we will be outside. If it rains, we will try and create a similar atmosphere (but not wet!) inside. Coldharbour Village Band will accompany the carols and will also play some popular Christmas songs. The churchyard and porch will look very festive and hot chocolate and mulled wine plus mince pies, sausage rolls and gingerbread will be available with donations going to Christ Church. It will be a lovely relaxed event for all ages. There will be music from 5-6pm with refreshments served throughout. We hope to see you there! 

At St. James at 6pm we have our beautiful Choral Evensong for Advent and I look forward to seeing you there.
On Saturday we have a veritable feast for our Children starting off with a very merry Messy church from 3-5pm – do come along with your children (0-11) for all things crafty and Chrismassy!
And for the older ones we have what could become an new annual tradition – A Magi Childrens Party! From 6-8pm we have all kinds of fun and frolics planned– so do come along and join the fun!
With Love,
Rev’d Kia

Sunday 17 December Third Sunday in Advent
                      6.00 pm Carol Service
                      Mulled wine will be served after the service

Sunday 24 December Christmas Eve
                      4.00 pm Christingle

Monday 25 December, Christmas Day
                     10.00am Christmas Celebration with Communion

Sunday 31 December, Second Sunday in Christmas
                     Benefice service at Abinger; no service in Christ Church

January 2024
Sunday 7 January, Baptism of Christ, First Sunday in Epiphany
                     9.00am Parish Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

Sunday14 January, Second Sunday in Epiphany
                    10.00am Parish Service - Iona with Communion
                     Refreshments will be served after the service 

Sunday 21 January, Third Sunday in Epiphany
                    9.00 am Parish Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
                    6.00 pm Evensong

Sunday 28 January, Fourth Sunday in Epiphany
                  A Benefice service at Holmbury St Mary to mark David and Judith Grundy’s retirement
                  There will not be the usual 10.00am service in Christ Church

February 2024
Sunday 4 February, Second Sunday before Lent
                  9.00 am Parish Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

Sunday 11 February, Sunday Next before Lent
                10.00am Parish Service - Iona with Communion
                Refreshments will be served after the service

Sunday 18 February, First Sunday of Lent
                 9.00am Parish Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
                 6.00pm Evensong

Sunday 25 February, Second Sunday of Lent
                10.00am Parish Communion, Common Worship
                Refreshments will be served after the service
                6.00pm Julian Meeting