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Christchurch Methodist/United Reformed Church


Denomination:


Methodist/URC


Location:





We are located on Bedford Road, next to the Health Centre and across the road from Waitrose, with a bus stop outside.  Our adjacent car park has some reserved spaces for those using our building, as well as public spaces that are reserved for us exclusively on Sunday mornings or for other big events. We are only 20 minutes walk from the train station.

Christchurch Methodist/URC, Bedford Road, Hitchin, SG5 1HF

Contact:


Tel: 01462-451720 (24hr answerphone)

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Services:





9.00am: A 30 minute service with a short ‘thought for the day’. Holy Communion once a month. Ideal for those who prefer a simple service or who have Sunday commitments. Always followed by a simple breakfast.

10.45am: When most of the Christchurch community gather together. Everyone is welcome, no matter who you are. Music led by our band & organ. Junior Church for infants up to late teenage, and an activity area for toddlers as well as a separate creche. Drama, puppets, and stories when we share our experiences of God working. Holy Communion once a month. Usually finishes by 12 noon. Prayer Ministry available afterwards. Always followed by light refreshments including cake when we are celebrating a special occasion!

10.00am: Once a quarter we combine both services and do something extra special afterwards.

11.45am: On the first Thursday of every month there is a midweek 30 minute service.     

Activities:




Open Church

The church is open for refreshments, company and prayer every weekday except Wednesday, between 10-3 (we are closed during the month of August). We welcome a range of people some of whom have also joined us in Sunday worship and other church events.

Lunch Club

Meeting every Thursday, this is a community of volunteers whose guests are vulnerable adults over 65 years, referred according to need. Entertainment, wholesome food and friendship are provided.

Saturday Coffee and Coffee+

Every Saturday the church is open for refreshments and company. Once a month this is extended to Coffee+, where a play space is provided for small children, to run alongside a charity cake stall and Traidcraft stall.

Parent, Baby & Toddler group

Wednesdays 10-12am. A lively group where parents or carers with babies, toddlers and pre-school children are welcome. The sessions are informal with a craft activity and story time available each week and finish with a group singing time. We run special sessions for Christmas and Easter, a summer picnic and occasional “Who let the Dads out” Saturday events for male carers to get involved.


Website:






www.christchurchhitchin.org.uk

Any other information of interest:



Christchurch is a church where everyone is welcomed, where all are known individually and celebrated for who they are, and where all are nurtured to grow more like Christ.  We have a thriving Junior Church with children from 0-18yrs and although we have many regular weekly activities there is so much more you may be able to connect with at Christchurch (Messy Church, House Groups, Mission Partners, Film Club, Art Space, Badminton Club), so please visit our website for more information