- 10.30am - Children's Nativity service
- 6.30pm - Carol Service followed by refreshments
- 3.00pm - Messy Church and Church of Youth Children's Service
- 11.30pm - Midnight Communion Service
- 10.00am - Christmas Day Service
- 10.30am - New Year Family Service with Holy Communion - Our Minister
This is an exciting opportunity to see Adam Repa in this wide ranging piano recital. For tickets (£7.00) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme is:
Bach Prelude & Fugue No. 16 in g minor, BWV 861 Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
Beethoven Sonata No. 23, Op. 57 Appassionata Adele Someone Like You
Janáček Piano Sonata I. X. 1905 The Beatles Hey Jude
Gounod-Liszt Waltz from Faust Debussy La cathédrale engloutie
Hancock Watermelon Man Dobrzyński Nocturne in g minor, Op. 21 No. 1
Lewis Afternoon in Paris Chopin Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53 Heroic
Join us for a morning of fellowship, live music from Simon and Alice McVeigh and delicious bacon roll & coffee/tea for £2.
All proceeds go to Christian Aid:
Friday 19th May at 10:30-12:00 in the Lounge
‘Thy Kingdom Come' is a global wave of prayer and Christ Church will have events during the week as we join with churches in nations across the world in praise and prayer.
Fun day out with something for everyone
Come along and join in – you won’t want to miss it!
We will be welcoming ALAN HUGHES, who will talk in our all age worship, our theme being “The Rhythm of Life”. At 11am, he will run an inter-active and fun rhythm and drumming workshop with the children, when they go to their own departments in the Church of Youth.
Tuesday 14th March 8-9pm
Ever wondered what relevance the suffering of Christ over 2000 years ago has for our lives today?
You are welcome to join us in worship as we mark the end of Jesus' earthly ministry, comemorate Christ's death on the cross and celebrate His triumphant rising from the grave.
You are warmly invited to our Churches Together in Petts Wood Good Friday Services
At 10.30am a joint act of worship will be held in Southborough Lane Baptist Church
At 8.00pm we will join together to pray around the cross at a Taize Service
8pm on five evenings in Lent starting 7th March at churches in the area
Tuesday 7th March: ‘Stations of the Cross – Then and Now’.
Led by Fr Denis McBride
St James the Great, Crescent Drive, Petts Wood
Tuesday 14th March: ‘Christ’s Passion and Sharing in Suffering’.
Led by Rev Pauline Sparks
Christ Church, Tudor Way, Petts Wood
Tuesday 21st March: ’40 Days and 41 Nights’.
Led by Rev Ben Marlowe
Southborough Lane Baptist Church
Thursday 30th March: ‘How the Reformation Changed Art’.
Led by Dr Cynthia Lumley
Christ Lutheran Church, 225 Poverest Road, Petts Wood
Thursday 6th April: ‘The Cross and the Crown’.
Led by Rev Juliet Ushewokunze
St James the Great, Crescent Drive, Petts Wood
The first Messy Church of the New Year takes the theme 'Blast Off'. We'll be rocketing into the New Year (and I daresay there'll be a few more jokes of that sort).
Petts Wood Churches Together (a council of all the Churches Local to Petts Wood) have organised a Taize Service St James for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - all welcome
Sunday 18th December
Saturday 24th December - Christmas Eve
Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day
Sunday 1st January
Sunday 11th December. A Christmas spectacular for all the family. 'Journey of the Magi' is a sparkling production of dance, theatre, song and poetry - entertaining, powerful and compelling - festive, witty and poignant - based on TS Eliot’s poem, Journey of the Magi. Enjoyed by children and adults alike!
Tuesday's starting 18th October - 8pm in the Carter Room
Give thanks to God for his generous provision at 10.30am on Sunday 16th October
Springs' Green Project offers a short dance theatre presentation during the service.
Looking at the way our lives are interconnected with people across the world, The Green Project will encourage people to reflect, speak out and take action to address the damage done to God's creation.
Sunday 20th March - Palm Sunday
10.30am - All-age Parade Service - led by Girls Brigade
Monday 21st March - This is the start of our Christ Church Week of Prayer
join us for an hour on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8.00-9.00pm - Carter Room
Thursday 24th March - Maundy Thursday
7.30pm - Maundy Thursday Service
Friday 25th March - Good Friday
10.30am - United Service at Methodist Church
Sunday 27th March - Easter Day
8.45am - Holy Communion - Our Minister
10.30am - Family Worship with Holy Communion - Our Minister
The first Messy Church of the New Year takes the theme 'Jonah and the Whale'. You can expect to have a whale of a time (and I daresay there'll be a few more jokes of that sort).
Our church is led by our Minister, Rev Pauline Sparks and a team of Elders. This year we ordained three new Elders and inducted one who has served our Eldership previously.
Following the success of the first Week of Accompanied Prayer, Petts Wood Churches Together are organising another. The week will be held between 28th February and 5th March and a taster session will be held at Christ Church on Sunday 17th January between 15.00 - 16.00. For more information click on the title above. An application form is available by clicking this link http://tinyurl.com/PettsWoodWAP
Our Annual Children's Nativity Service was held in the church today.
You are cordially invited to join us for any of our services. You might be interested in our Christmas Services. Read on for details:
You will note from our summer services listing that Messy Church will take place during the service on 12th July at 10.30am. Click on the heading for more information.
Click on the title above for a list of our worship services during this summer.
Our Sunday School (we call it the Church of Youth) will hold a Funday School event on 14th June 2015 at 10.30am. We are looking forward to welcoming children to join one of our fun groups for a taste of what we do, week by week, on Sunday mornings.
Using a wide variety of media including graphics, art and craft, dance, music and drama we aim to teach children the basics of the Christian faith in a fun way and in the process, help to instill some of the values which will help them in the choices that they will have to make as they grow up. For more information, click on the heading above.
Christ Church support Christian Aid in their aim to 'make poverty history'. Next week we and our partner churches in Petts Wood, in common with worshippers from churches the length and breadth of the UK will visit as many homes in our area as possible to offer you the chance to be part of that goal. If you don't receive an envelope, we have spares available at the church and you're welcome to collect one for your contribution.
We join all the Christians in the world, greeting each other and spreading the Good News to all the world: Happy Easter. Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!
Our sister church - St John's in Orpington has a thriving Scout Group. They are trying to recruit leaders at the moment for the 14-18year olds and the letter we publish here from the current leader, Jon Henderson, gives background to this exciting and interesting opportunity.
Friday 3rd April
10.30am - Good Friday United Service at Christ Church
The Fellowship and Hospitality Working Group organised a lunch for the congregation and the ovens were working overtime as fifty-five sat to eat together.
Messy Church is all (to some extent!) about letting your imagination run wild and then expressing it by glueing some cardboard boxes together. Join us as this month we explore together the connection between Easter and eggs, fluffy chicks, bunnies etc.
Click the title for details of our Easter services
You might think it's a bit of a stretch to see Jesus as a Superhero. Perhaps his miracles are more focussed for the individual than the average cartoon character. But let's not push the analogy too hard. Come along and see for yourself.
An additional Church Meeting is to be held on Monday 26th January 2015 to enable Christ Church to contribute to a consultation process as to whether the URC should permit same sex marriage in any church which wishes to offer it. For further information click the title above.
Church Unity Sunday will be celebrated at 18.30 on 18th January 2015 at the Petts Wood Methodist Church.
Discipleship Explored is a course designed to give you the time and space to think about what it means to live the Christian life. It is an 8-week journey through Paul’s letter to the Philippian believers, with DVD presentation given by Barry Cooper, co-writer of Christianity Explored.
Petts Wood Churches Together (all your local churches) invite you to a Lent Course. Starting Wednesday 25th February for five weeks
Our annual Week of Prayer will be held from 11th-17th January 2015. Please feel free to drop into any or all in this series.
The week commences with our usual Sunday service which will be prayer focused. There will then be evening meetings throughout the week.
For details of meetings at other times during our Week of Prayer please email email@example.com.
A fuller report of our Christmas services will be published in 'Contact' our church magazine, but click through for a taster of what we heard...
Our Christmas Eve Services were the best attended for many years. A fuller report will be published in our church magazine, 'Contact', but for a flavour of our services, read on...
The congregation were treated to the Children's Nativity Service today - Sunday 21st December and you might like to see a photo of the children in action.
Our Church Christmas tree is in place and I think that you'll agree, it looks splendid.
You are cordially invited to join us for any of our services. You might be especially interested in our Christmas services. Read on for details:
Petts Wood Churches Together (all your local churches) will be gathering at Station Square, Petts Wood for carol singing at 6.00pm for about half an hour.
Our Annual Toy Service was held on Sunday 30th November this year and the generous donations of toys from members of the congregation can be seen in the photo.
'A Christmas Cracker' is to be our final celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Christ Church URC. On Sunday 14th December at 3.00pm
The Bromley & Lewisham MIND Christmas fundraising concert will be held at Christ Church at 3.00pm
Our Annual Toy Service is a great opportunity to catch the Christmas atmosphere at the very start of the Advent Season.
Messy Church continues to grow in numbers. 'Countdown to Christmas' is expected to be even bigger than ever as we explore the Messy events leading to Christmas, learn some new carols in preparation for our special Christmas Eve Messy Church (details to follow) and have some seasonal fun.
Christ Church commemorates the fallen of two world wars and conflicts since.
Messy Church is in full swing and the theme this month is 'Fireworks'. Join in on Sunday 26th October and we look forward to welcoming friends old and new. Sparks will fly.
Intrigued? Then read on:
Messy Church restarts for the autumn term on Sunday 29th September and we look forward to welcoming friends old and new.
Christ Church raises nearly £3000 with the support of the local community towards Christian Aids annual appeal.
How Christian Aid is fighting Poverty and Powerlessness
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