Christ Church and funerals

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It is always heartbreaking to lose a loved one – but in these difficult times it is so much worse not to be able to arrange the funeral you would have wanted them to have, or they would have wanted.

Church ministers are, of course, here to take your loved one’s funeral, operating under the current restrictions, and we find it difficult as well – but we offer more than a civil celebrant can.

When we are allowed to meet again, this church will offer thanksgiving or memorial services free of charge (apart from disbursements, eg musicians’ fees etc) to those whose funerals we have taken in this time of lockdown.

Then you will be able to have the music, the tributes, the poems and people around you, as you remember and celebrate the life of the one you’ve lost.

And we also have an annual memorial service, to which we automatically invite you.

We do wrap around pastoral care before and after if you need it, including a bereavement support group – we’re not here just for the funeral itself.

Contact the Vicar – even if you just need a chat. Here’s our contact form


Church at the moment


Church opening. We will be holding normal services from 9.15 on the 12th July. Church is ready, cleaned, socially distanced, with copious amounts of hand sanitiser everywhere. We can only hold 40 people at the moment, so we need to know how many people want to come as we may have to consider having more than one service.  You need to tell us every week. We are live streaming our services to our Facebook page (Christ Church LEP) for those who cannot yet come to church.

NEW…..’Bubble’ Eucharists at 10.15 on Wednesdays. Only for those who have been self-isolating through lockdown or who are vulnerable.

The Vicar is saying morning and evening prayer in church as normal, so if you would like us to pray for you, or if you just need to speak to someone, let us know using the contact form (here)

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We will continue to post services and prayer resources on our Facebook page which you can find here:

and our shared documents page here

Christ Church will be holding zoom Compline services on Sunday at 7.30pm. If you would like to join one contact the Vicar for the ID.

Please also look at our Donations page in the menu…. closed churches means our source of income has been severely reduced as we are not supported financially by the Government or the Church of England.

We now have text giving: to donate to Christ Church, text 2020CHURCH (amount) to 70085 (so, for example, to give £5, text 2020CHURCH 5 to 70085). Please use caps and leave a space between church and the number.


Welcome to Christ Church!

We are an inclusive, liberal Church of England church, in the catholic tradition.

We recognise the ministry of both men and women as deacons, priests and bishops.

Everyone is welcome here and you don’t have to be a member of our church to come to any of our services – just turn up!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for let us know using the contact form