Every Sunday morning at 10.30am
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Our main weekly celebration is held at 10.30 on Sunday morning.
Services resumed in our building after Easter 2021 and the congregation has been returning in increasing numbers. Despite the ending of legal restrictions we are still taking COVID-19 precautions and ask you to wear a mask and sanitise, and to socialise outside in the car park following the service. We are doing our best to keep the hall well ventilated.
During the pandemic we have used a variety of service formats, live and recorded, and these are available to view on our Youtube channel with links from our Facebook page. Currently we are publishing a recorded version of each service, where possible on the same day.
Audio recordings of Sunday morning sermons are available via our podcast (search for Christ Church Selly Park in iTunes or Spotify).
ALL IN SERVICE
People respond to themes in different ways: discussion, song, making something, moving around, writing, just being quiet. That’s the thinking behind the All-In service which we run several times each year, normally on the first Sunday morning of the month. It’s planned to be particularly accessible to people of all ages.
For the first part of the service we are all together in our main hall and then spread around the building to these different activities (zones) according to personal preference. During lockdown we did our best to replicate the experience online. We continue to include people of all ages and backgrounds in our worship.
Messy Church is a different way of doing church. Each session is based around a particular theme and includes creative activities, a short celebration time and a meal together. It’s mainly intended for people who don’t already belong to another form of church, but anyone can come, of any age and at any stage on your journey of faith.
Until lockdown we ran Messy Church on the second Sunday of the month from 4 to 6 pm. We have had to suspend Messy Church during the pandemic.
It’s called Messy Church for a reason…
Neville Williams House
Like all residential care homes, Neville Williams House is currently closed to visitors. This means that we are currently unable to hold our short monthly services for residents and staff.
In normal times the worship includes traditional hymns, readings and a short talk, plus elements designed to trigger memories, especially in those residents who have dementia. We include activities such as making pancakes (we couldn’t actually cook them, unfortunately), schooldays and even making snowmen!
We are looking forward to resuming our visits just as soon as it is safe to do so.
Praying for the needs of our community, our church and the world
Prayer is an essential element of all our home groups, currently meeting via Zoom.
Regular prayer events include:
Every Monday evening, 6.00-6.30 pm: Prayer for our Country
Last Saturday of every month, 7.30-8.15 am: Pray for the life and work of Christ Church
Several times a year (see Calendar): Mission Prayer Meeting
We also hold a short Service of Morning Prayer each Wednesday morning at 8.00 am.
From time to time we hold special events – especially for prayer and All-In services – for which we provide downloadable resources. Links to the relevant web pages are provided below. You are welcome to participate in any of these activities, regardless of season.
Day of Prayer: 27 June 2020 (themed around the Lord’s Prayer)
All-In Service 2 August 2020: Learning to be honest
All-In Service 4 October 2020: Harvest
All-In Service 3 January 2021: Epiphany
All-In Service 7 March 2021: Purpose for the family
All-In Service 2 May 2021: Jesus’ prayer life
All-In Service 4 July 2021: Equipped to go?
We held a special Day of Prayer themed around the Lord’s Prayer