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    Piano Concert - Adam Repa – Saturday, 8th July 2017  7.00-9.00pm

    This is an exciting opportunity to see Adam Repa in this wide ranging piano recital. For tickets (£7.00) please contact

    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

    Published On 15 May 2017

    Come and join us for our ‘Big Brekkie’ event In support of Christian Aid

    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

    Published On 9 May 2017

    Thursday 25th May to Sunday 4th June - Global Prayer - ‘Thy Kingdom Come’

    ‘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.

    Published On 21 April 2017

    Christ Church Bonanza - Sat 13 May - 11am to 3pm

    Fun day out with something for everyone

    Come along and join in –  you won’t want to miss it!

    Published On 5 April 2017

    Rhythm and Drumming workshop - 23rd April - 10.30am

    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.

    Published On 4 April 2017

    Lent Course - Christ’s Passion and Sharing in Suffering

    Tuesday 14th March 8-9pm

    Ever wondered what relevance the suffering of Christ over 2000 years ago has for our lives today?

    Published On 4 March 2017

    Easter 2017 - for details click here

    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.

    Published On 2 March 2017

    Churches Together in Petts Wood - Good Friday Services

    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

    Published On 1 March 2017

    Petts Wood Churches Together Lent Course

    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

    Published On 28 February 2017

    Messy Church - 22nd January 2017 - 4.00pm

    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).

    Published On 3 January 2017

    Taize Service - Sunday 22nd January - 4.00pm

    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

    Published On 23 December 2016

    Christmas Services for 2016 and the New Year at Christ Church

    Sunday 18th December

    • 10.30am - Children's Nativity service
    • 6.30pm - Carol Service followed by refreshments

    Saturday 24th December - Christmas Eve

    • 3.00pm - Messy Church and Church of Youth Children's Service
    • 11.30pm - Midnight Communion Service

    Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day

    • 10.00am - Christmas Day Service

    Sunday 1st January

    • 10.30am - New Year Family Service with Holy Communion - Our Minister

    Published On 14 December 2016

    Christmas Spectacular: 'Journey of the Magi'. Click here for details.

    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!

    Published On 3 November 2016


    P^3 youth event.

    Published On 20 October 2016

    Caring For Creation

    Tuesday's starting 18th October - 8pm in the Carter Room

    Published On 12 October 2016

    Harvest Festival 2016

    Give thanks to God for his generous provision at 10.30am on Sunday 16th October

    Published On 11 October 2016

    Christ Church Bonanza - FAMILY FUN DAY

    Christ Church PW are holding a Bonanza to raise money for refurbishment work on Saturday 10 September at 11.00 am

    Published On 29 August 2016

    Springs Dance Company - Sunday 19th June - 10.30am

    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.


    Published On 13 June 2016

    Easter Services at Christ Church

    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

    Published On 9 March 2016

    Messy Church - 24th January 2016

    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).

    Published On 21 January 2016

    Petts Wood Churches Together Lent Course

    Starting on 16th February all your local churches are running a joint Lent Course with the title 'Love is the Meaning'. Please click on the heading above for full details.

    Published On 21 January 2016

    New Elders for 2016

    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.

    Published On 19 January 2016

    Petts Wood Churches Together Week of Accompanied Prayer 2016

    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

    Published On 12 January 2016

    Children's Nativity Service 2015

    Our Annual Children's Nativity Service was held in the church today.

    Published On 20 December 2015

    Christmas Highlight 2015

    You are ​cordially invited to join us for any of our services. You might be interested in our Christmas Services. Read on for details:

    Published On 13 December 2015

    Messy Church during morning worship

    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.

    Published On 24 June 2015

    Services at Christ Church during the summer

    Click on the title above for a list of our worship services during this summer.

    Published On 23 June 2015

    Come to "Funday School" on 14th June

    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.

    Published On 2 June 2015

    Christian Aid Week 10th - 16th May 2015

    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.

    Published On 6 May 2015

    Happy Easter from everyone at Christ Church

    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!

    Published On 5 April 2015

    Please help save Drymen Explorers

    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.

    Published On 20 March 2015

    Good Friday 2015

    Friday 3rd April
    10.30am - Good Friday United Service at Christ Church

    Published On 18 March 2015

    Fellowship Lunch - St David's Day 2015

    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.

    Published On 16 March 2015

    Messy Church - Sunday 22nd March - New Life

    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.

    Published On 11 March 2015

    Holy Week at Christ Church - 2015

    Click the title for details of our Easter services

    Published On 19 February 2015

    Messy Church - Sunday 22nd February - Superheroes

    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.

    Published On 18 February 2015

    Same Sex Marriage

    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.

    Published On 23 January 2015

    Church Unity Sunday - Follow this link for details

    Church Unity Sunday will be celebrated at 18.30 on 18th January 2015 at the Petts Wood Methodist Church.

    Published On 11 January 2015

    Discipleship Explored

    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.

    Published On 7 January 2015

    Lent Course 2015 (click for details)

    Petts Wood Churches Together (all your local churches) invite you to a Lent Course. Starting Wednesday 25th February for five weeks

    Published On 5 January 2015

    Week of Prayer - Click here for details

    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

    Published On 4 January 2015

    Come to the well.

    Click through for background to our current poster.

    Published On 30 December 2014

    Christmas Day 2014

    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...

    Published On 26 December 2014

    Christmas Eve Service 2014

    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...

    Published On 25 December 2014

    Children's Nativity Service

    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.

    Published On 21 December 2014

    Church Christmas Tree

    Our Church Christmas tree is in place and I think that you'll agree, it looks splendid.

    Published On 14 December 2014

    Christmas Highlights - 2014

    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:

    Published On 30 November 2014

    Carol Singing in Station Square, Petts Wood - Wednesday 17th December

    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.

    Published On 21 November 2014

    Annual Toy Service

    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.

    Published On 20 November 2014

    Wandle Bell Ringers Concert - Sunday 14th December

    'A Christmas Cracker' is to be our final celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Christ Church URC. On Sunday 14th December at 3.00pm

    Published On 17 October 2014

    'Mind' Christmas Concert - Sunday 7th December

    The Bromley & Lewisham MIND Christmas fundraising concert will be held at Christ Church at 3.00pm

    Published On 16 October 2014

    Annual Toy Service - Sunday 30th November

    Our Annual Toy Service is a great opportunity to catch the Christmas atmosphere at the very start of the Advent Season.

    Published On 15 October 2014

    Messy Church - Sunday 23rd November - Countdown to Christmas

    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.

    Published On 14 October 2014

    Remembrance Sunday - 9th November

    Christ Church commemorates the fallen of two world wars and conflicts since.

    Published On 9 October 2014

    Messy Church - Sunday 26th October

    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.

    Published On 8 October 2014

    P³ - 6.00pm - Sunday 5th October

    Intrigued? Then read on:

    Published On 29 September 2014

    Messy Church

    Messy Church restarts for the autumn term on Sunday 29th September and we look forward to welcoming friends old and new.

    Published On 22 September 2014

    Back To Church Sunday - 10.30am - Sunday 29th September

    Whether you are new to us or an old friend we will hold a service to give a flavour of how we work at Christ Church. We extend a warm welcome throughout the year of course, but we hope that, at this service amongst many new faces, you will feel even more comfortable.

    Published On 3 September 2014

    Harvest Festival

    On Sunday 21st September Christ Church will be celebrating Harvest Festival.

    Published On 2 September 2014

    Dates For Your Diary September 2014

    An overview of some of the events, meetings and services taking place at Christ Church during September

    Published On 26 August 2014

    75th Anniversary Celebrations

    Christ Church celebrates 75 years at the heart of Petts Wood with a series of events and a service of thanksgiving.

    Published On 16 August 2014

    Christian Aid Week raises nearly £3,000

    Christ Church raises nearly £3000 with the support of the local community towards Christian Aids annual appeal.

    Published On 15 August 2014

    Christian Aid - Poverty and Powerlessness

    How Christian Aid is fighting Poverty and Powerlessness

    Published On 29 April 2014

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