Christchurch is there to:
Be a striking sight of God’s presence and a focus for prayer in the centre of Shepshed.
Provide a welcoming, attractive, inspiring and comfortable place where people can meet, worship, learn about and experience the love and healing of God.
Seek and welcome the new truths into which the Holy Spirit will lead us.
Provide a base from which local outreach and caring and worldwide mission may be launched.
Provide a modern, attractive and flexible place where church and community groups, especially for young and old, may meet, exhibit their gifts and celebrate their work.
To do these things in partnership with other churches and organisations in the town.
Christchurch is a vibrant, all-age Christian community at the heart of Shepshed. We join together for fellowship with traditional and contemporary Sunday worship and a range of spiritual and social mid-week groups.
Our rear halls recently underwent an extensive refurbishment and are available to rent. They are used by a wide variety of local groups during the day and evening. We are currently fundraising for the refurbishment of the sanctuary to make it a flexible modern worship space for a wide variety of worship styles.
SUNDAY SERVICE PATTERN:
Sunday 10:00am Junior Choir Practice
10:45am Traditional Worship: Includes a Chant and Anthem from our Junior Choir. Junior Church leaves for age specific sessions. Crèche is also available. Communion is served once a month. Free refreshments served afterwards.
10:45am All-Age Worship: On the first Sunday morning of the month (excl. August) A short, lively service with the Worship Band. Particularly suitable for young parents and toddlers and anyone who is young at heart.
6:00pm Traditional Worship: A thoughtful and reflective service including an Anthem from our Senior Choir (no Choir during Jul-Aug) Communion is served once a month. Free refreshments served afterwards.
GROUPS & ORGANISATIONS
2:00pm (1st Tues of the month)
JAM -Jesus and Me Bible study group: Sharing and exploring our faith through relaxed study, prayer and fellowship.
7:00pm Senior Choir Practice
8:00pm Gilbert & Sullivan Society: Meets when necessary throughout the year for rehearsal prior to a show.
7:30pm (1st Wed of the month)
Evening Bible Study: An ecumenical study group with members from other local Methodist churches in the circuit and other denominations within Shepshed.
7:00pm (last Thu in the month – Apr-Dec)
Christchurch Fellowship: A varied program of interesting events for men and women of all ages.
7:30pm (first Thu of the month)
9:30am Coffee Morning and fundraising stall.
7:00pm Act One: Young people’s drama group.
2:00pm (once a month)
Knit & Natter: A needlework group for people of all abilities, undertaking group and personal projects. Tea and cake served – all subs to the church refurbishment fund.
Other events, fundraising activities and special services are planned throughout the year.
For more information see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christchurch-Methodist-Shepshed/178117295532874