Sunday 10th March 2019

First Sunday in Lent

Welcome to worship

If you are able to, please do stay for tea, coffee, biscuits and fellowship after the morning service. If you are visiting from another congregation, do make yourself known and take our greetings back with you to your home church.


10.30am                      Morning Service Revd Robert Hurley

                                    including visit of Joanna Tom-Kargbo to tell us about Christian Aid’s work in Sierra Leone.

                                    Followed by Bring and Share Lunch  

4.30pm                        Café Church


Mon 11 March            7.30pm Friendship Group

                                    Michael and Karen Watkins ‘Painting on Silk’

                                    (Please note programme change)     

Tues 12 March            9.30am-12-00noon Coffee Morning

                                    9.30am-Prayer Meeting

                                    10.00am-12.00noon Sound It Out  

Wed 13 March            9.30-11.30am Community Stay and Play

                                    1.00pm Toddler Praise

                                    1.30-3.00pm Parents and Toddlers 

Thurs 14 March          10.15-11.15am Two Bridges Café

                                    Tea, coffee and cakes   

                                    2.30pm Ladies Fellowship

                                    Speaker: Peter Edwards   

                                    7.30pm Lent Course ‘Who is the Christ?’

Friday 15 March         10.00-11.30am Hob Nob

                                    Tea, coffee and cakes.

                                    10.30am Bible Study Room 4

                                    NEXT SUNDAY 17 MARCH 2019

10.30am                      Family Service Revd Don Macalister,

6.30pm                        Communion Service Mr Martin Reardon

                                    FURTHER AHEAD

Wed 20 March            Methodist Presbyteral Synod,

                                    hosted by Christ Church. See Messenger, p.11. None of our regular Wednesday activities will take place on this day    

Saturday 6 April          Away Day at the Beacon Centre, Lee Abbey

                                    See notice below

Friday 19 April             GOOD FRIDAY: Stainer’s ‘The Crucifixion’

                                    4.00pm Rehearsal 7.00pm Performance

                                    (Further details Messenger p.7. If you would like to sing in the choir, please tell Ian Allen by next Sunday, 17 March)          

                                    OTHER NOTICES

Fairtrade Fortnight, 25 February to 10 March, ends today.

Please take a look at the display in the vestibule and take a petition

postcard to sign and send off. See article in Messenger, pp.14-15

Christ Church Away Day at the Beacon Centre, Lee Abbey. ’Together with God’ on Saturday 6 April, 10.00am-4.30pm Programmes with further details and booking form are available in the vestibule. Closing date for bookings: next Sunday midday.

            Minister: Revd Don Macalister (Day off: Sat 16 March)

Room bookings, please, to Ian Allen Tel: 01271 374085 or Details for next Sunday’s notices, please, to Tony Coates by the preceding Wednesday, 6.00pm. Tel: 01237 471740 or

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