God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that all who believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Could we perhaps write out that sentence and spend maybe just five minutes every day of Lent contemplating just what it means to us? Just what it reveals about a Love that is perfection, a Love that is everlasting, a Love that is non- judgemental, a Love that is freely given to each and every one of us.
From Virginia Smith's Ash Wednesday Benefice Sermon
Is God nudging you to explore your gifts and talents?
Think about this, and then see Kia's message on our Events page.
Welcome to Christ Church Coldharbour, in south east England's highest village on the eastern slopes of Leith Hill within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Our Village Church - A Place of Worship - Open for All
Community - Tranquility - Prayer
Our Church is open for private prayer and contemplation every day between 09.30 and 16.30.
Please come and enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of our Church and its surroundings, which those of us fortunate to live in Coldharbour treasure.
We would be very pleased to welcome you at any of our services.
On Sunday 22 October we celebrated 175 years since Christ Church was dedicated with a special Benefice service at 11.00am, followed by a 'bring and share' lunch. More details are on our News page.
Click here for a brief history of Christ Church prepared for the Anniversary by Pat Newberry.
Bible Study - Paul's Letter to The Romans
Every fourth Wednesday Hilary S and Bex C will be a leading studies on Paul's Letters to the Romans.
For more details, go to our Events page.
To meet the growing needs of the village and its surrounding country estates, Christ Church was built in 1848 by local landowner, John Labouchere of Broome Hall, on land provided by the Duke of Norfolk, to the design of Benjamin Ferrey, a pupil of Augustus Charles Pugin.
A major reconstruction of the Church interior in 1904, which included the installation of a new organ, was funded by, among others , Hervey Vaughan Williams, brother of Ralph. Their parents were married in Christ Church and Ralph used the organ in his younger days. He also used to conduct the Coldharbour Band's annual Christmas carol concert.
Today, Christ Church serves a thriving community of about 350 souls. We worship in a number of different formats to engage with the whole community - the young, families and the not so young - and our Church is used for a variety of events, including Village Band concerts and other musical events, all of which help Christ Church to really be central to village life.
We hope that this website provides useful information for those who worship at Christ Church, as well as those who live in the area and would like to know more about the Church, our services and our events, and those visiting us and who are interested in our Church, its history and the surrounding area.
If you have any comments on the website, which can always be improved, please click here to let us know.