About Us

“The Real Presence in the Community.”

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Since it was built in 1850 Christ Church has stood confidently, but not defensively, in the “Catholic” tradition of the Church of England, which means that in our worship we try to glorify God with all our being – body, mind and spirit – and with all our senses; and that we strongly affirm our belief that there is only One Church, stretching across the world and down through the ages; a unity of which the Bishop in each place is the living sign.  We try to be inclusive in everything we do, welcoming all people, regardless of race, gender or orientation to our church.  We have a mixed choir and a mixed serving team; male and female priests celebrate Mass at our altars.

We are what some might call “High Church” and so our choir and servers are robed and our clergy wear vestments.  Incense is used at all Sung Masses and at Solemn Evensong & Benediction.  However, we are not stuffy – we like to enjoy ourselves!  If we don’t enjoy what we do, we won’t do it well.

On this website you will find information about what we enjoy and what we try (with varying degrees of success) to do well.  Please use the menu at the top of the page for more information, and do get in touch if you have any questions.

We do hope you will come along and give us a try – perhaps even join us – we look forward to welcoming you.

Father Jonathan Page

Vicar