“This is a very friendly Church. I’ve been going for a while now and I love how diverse it is. There are people from all different nations and we come together to worship God. I also love that no one is judged, all are welcome. I love my Sundays at this Church, especially as my lovely mother joins me.”
Christ Church is a Church of England parish church in the Parish of East Greenwich
Christ Church is one of three churches in the Parish of East Greenwich, along with St. George’s, Westcombe Park and Holy Trinity, Greenwich Peninsula. These three churches form the East Greenwich Team Ministry in the Deanery of Charlton in the Diocese of Southwark, and work together to support the community and people around them.
Recently, Christ Church has been part of a national trial by the Church of England, testing card readers in churches. Here is a report by Sky News on how the card readers are working here:
As a church, we take safeguarding seriously and, if you have any concerns, you can access our Diocesan Safeguarding Policy here. Our parish safeguarding officer at Christ Church is Sue Hall who you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a link to our parish safeguarding policy.
Christ Church meets in a contemporary Church worship space dedicated in 1989 at the East end of the original church building. We have an upstairs Chapel and the parish office. At the rear of the Church is our Peace garden.
Christ Church was built in 1849 as the daughter church of St Alfege in West Greenwich. In the mid 1980s Christ Church worked with other local charities to re-develop the original church building as a community centre and to build the new worship space.
Initially known as Christ Church Forum , the Forum at Greenwich. provides community space in the former church building at Christ Church for charitable use and for community building events. Find out more about the Forum at Greenwich here www.forumatgreenwich.org
The Christ Church peace garden can be accessed when the Forum is open by going round the back of the building and following the wall around until you find yourself in the garden. It is a peaceful place to sit and reflect with benches and other seating available. In the summer, we have occasional open days in the garden when prayer activities are set out in the garden and refreshments are provided in the Church.
The Christ Church peace garden is registered with the Quiet Garden Trust which roots its work in a verse from Mark’s gospel,
‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’
(Mark 6: 31)
For more information about the Quiet Garden Movement visit www.quietgarden.org.
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