Messages from the Chaplain

Messages from the Chaplain

Welcome Back

Debbie Flach writes: Welcome back to Christ Church; I hope that you had the opportunity to relax and take life gently after these long months of the pandemic. September sees the start of the new academic year and also new beginnings here at Christ Church. Together Our life together is always centred around our life as disciples of Christ, learning, growing, serving together. I repeat the word ‘together’ as it is together that we live and learn, and together that…

New Year message from the Chaplain

As we begin the new year 2021, my wish for you all is for a happy and blessed year. But while I write this, I am well aware that the difficulties of 2020 have not gone away. I get fed up with it all, and I know you do too. How we face up to 2021 will be one of the major challenges for each of us this year. Change, restrictions, challenges abound in our own families and lives: what about Christ…

A letter from the Chaplain on lockdown #2

Dear members and friends of Christ Church, Thursday evening’s announcement by President Macron of a second lockdown took me by surprise. I knew we were facing further restrictions but even though I had not expected lockdown#2 I found myself humming ‘We Shall Overcome’! Whilst that may something about my age, it also speaks volumes about where we are as a church community, resilient, cheerful, flexible, responsive, caring. In March we moved our community on-line in the space of a few…

A prayer during lockdown

The doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked. (John 20.19) Ever present God,be with us in our isolation,be close to us in our distancing,be healing in our sickness,be joy in our sadness,be light in our darkness,be wisdom in our confusion,be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,that when the doors reopenwe may with the zeal of Pentecostinhabit our communitiesand speak of your goodnessto an emerging world.For Jesus’ sake.Amen. Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark Cathedral

Sunday Club – ideas for you and your children

Over the next few weeks we will suggest some simple activities for you and your children. We want to help you build some simple routines that will sustain your faith and that of your children. We are very conscious about how much will have just landed on you from school – the last thing you need is for us to add to that. It could be as easy as deciding to read a Bible story and have a chat about…

What about Communion?

The Eucharist is at the heart of Christian worship. It is celebrated by Christians around the world as a memorial of the death and resurrection of Jesus, in response to his words at the final meal he shared with his disciples, ‘Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the Eucharist, God invites us to his table as a foretaste of the heavenly banquet which he has prepared for people of all nations and cultures.  Outwardly, the Eucharist takes the form…

A message of encouragement and hope

Dear members of Christ Church, far and wide,I write to offer words of encouragement and hope. We find ourselves in uncertain times, many of our usual activities, particularly coming to church, have been suspended for the time being due to the Coronavirus/ Covid-19 pandemic. I believe that it is our role as Christians to offer a way of living not driven by fear, but to listen to the medical professionals and act in a way that helps our communities. Never…
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