Sundays at Christ Church

We meet each Sunday at 10:30am.

Everyone is welcome to our services, whether you're a regular churchgoer or not.

Our services are central to our life and worship together. They include praise, bible readings, biblical preaching, and prayer. We celebrate communion together on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

In September we will be re-launching our groups for children as part of our Sunday services. Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more about these.

 

Services and Covid-19

Christ Church is open for regular Sunday worship. To ensure the church is safe for people to attend for worship a risk assessment has been carried out and a copy is posted on this website.

The Church of England has issued guidance to coincide with the Government’s move to Step 4 of its roadmap on the 19th July.

Working to these guidelines and taking account of the current situation in Trafford, Christ Church PCC has decided that from Sunday 25th July some things won't change and some will.

Some things won't be changing:

  • We will continue to offer hand sanitizer and monitor attendance for track and trace as you enter the building. (Records will be retained for 21 days).
  • We will continue to wave during the peace.
  • We will continue distributing only bread during communion in the same way we have been doing for the past few months.
  • We will continue to exit the building after the service a row at a time.
  • We will continue to have the church cleaned each week ready for Sunday services.
  • We will continue to show services on the 'screen' and books or orders of service will not be issued.
  • We will continue to place the collection plate at the entrance to the worship area.

We'd also encourage you to continue wearing face masks (unless you are exempt or leading parts of the service).

Some things will be changing:

  • We will all sing to live music!
  • We will remove the tape which prevents access to some of the pews and allow people to sit together in the centre section of the church. The pews down the sides will remain spaced out from each other and be for those who wish to be socially distanced.
  • We will have a church picnic on Sunday 22nd August after the service and we hope to start regular refreshments after services from September.
  • Fellowship Group will meet in the church garden on Tuesday 27th July at 7:30pm (unless it's raining!) This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet socially in-person for the first time. Please bring your own drink. (Note: Fellowship group will then continue on Zoom over August, before we re-launch Fellowship Groups in September).

We will keep these things under review and will communicate if and when things change again in the future. Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.,

Our curate, Rev. James Spence also made the following comments in a letter to the congregation.

"I am mindful that some will receive the news of fewer restrictions with great excitement, while others will be more anxious. We want to work together in a loving and wise way. We will need to be conscious that what we want to do may not be what someone else wants to do. We want everyone to feel confident and comfortable coming to church on a Sunday. It is in that spirit of unity that we will gradually move forward with the easing of restrictions.

From Sunday 19th July there are very few legal limits placed on us. However, we have a responsibility to make things as safe as we can for everyone who comes. Therefore, like the apostle Paul when some were saying "I have the right to do anything," there are areas where we need to say, "but not everything is beneficial." (see 1 Cor 10:23).

Thank you for all you've done in supporting and following the guidance that has been in place over the past few months. It has maybe changed how some of us expected this new chapter at Christ Church to begin. And yet, it has been a wonderful start to this new chapter. The welcome, love and unity there is already within the new, enlarged church family is a huge testimony to what God is doing. I have been amazed and incredibly thankful at how these first few weeks have gone. This is just the beginning of what we pray is an exciting and fruitful time for us as a church."


COVID 19 Risk Assessment
Risk Assessments for Church Building and Parish Centre