20
Sep 2020

From October the church will be resuming services, in a manner keeping to the current government and diocese guidelines, for the safety and security of all. It will be great to see faces again even if they are behind masks! Sadly at this time, we will not be able to live stream our services but recorded online services will continue to be available for those who cannot attend or feel uneasy attending at this time. There will be no sung worship, and attendance will be limited to guarantee social distancing. More details as to how to request a space on a Sunday will follow in the next two weeks. You will be required to wear a mask, and we ask you......

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12
Sep 2020

This week’s message is “Unleashed: What’s holding us back?” and the reading is Acts 1:4-8. Clive encourages us to regain our hope – despite the fear and the uncertainty that we face today. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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05
Sep 2020

This week’s message is “I Am the True Vine” and the reading is John 15:1-8. Welcome to our 25th Podcast, and it is also the last on our “I Am” series. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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29
Aug 2020

This week’s message is “I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life” and the reading is John 14:1-6. Clive looks at why Jesus is the path to the Father and considers why that is comforting. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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22
Aug 2020

This week’s message is “I Am the Resurrection and the Life” and the reading is John 11:17-27. How far is God from you right now? Russ brings us the personal relevance of Jesus’ Resurrection, not something distant and remote, but something for us to embrace for today. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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15
Aug 2020

This weeks message is “I Am the Good Shepherd” and the reading is John 10:11-21. You’ll have to put up with a few baaaaaad jokes this week, as we hear that everyone counts. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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08
Aug 2020

This weeks message is “I Am the Gate” and the reading is John 10:1-10. Someone thinks the Vicarage should be open access, and Russ gives us the context for what Jesus meant by being the gate. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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01
Aug 2020

Although many people in our country are struggling to provide food for their families as a result of Covid19, people in Uganda, as in many developing countries, do not have the luxury of food banks/furlough schemes/other government & charitable support and many are, literally, struggling to get enough food for each day.   We are in close communication with the staff at Uganda Women Concern Ministry and although they are not able to carry out their normal community activities due to lockdown restrictions, they are distributing emergency food and household parcels to families who, without this support, would literally have nothing to eat.   Each family was given 10kg of maize flour and 3 kg of beans which lasts approx. 3-5......

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01
Aug 2020

This weeks message is “I am the Light of the World” and the reading is John 8:12-20. It is hard to hide the light, it will seep out – but it is our choice to step into it (avoiding any dented kitchenware of course). Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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25
Jul 2020
New Wine 30th-3rd August

United Breaks Out – New Wine comes into your home this year! (Thursday 30th July– Monday 3rd August) Yes, we will miss queuing for the showers and toilets, the early morning seminars, the group paella evening, the weekly trip to Tesco in Shepton, and that memorable year of almost non-stop rain!  Take your iPad into the garden, set up a tent, worship so the neighbours have to come round and join in….it’s New Wine…….enjoy!  Head over to the event website on Thursday (new-wine.org/breaksout) where you’ll find the timetable of events which you can watch live or on catch up, for free. Something for all ages and abilities: New-wine.org/UBOKids will bring together the best of New Wine’s Kids groups; discover their Space......

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24
Jul 2020

This weeks message is “I Am the Bread of Life” and the reading is John 6:25-35. Russ shares what it means to be dependent on God and to be sustained by God, as we start our new series on the “I AM” sayings of Jesus. We also say goodbye to Will Alvarez wishing well for his new calling. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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18
Jul 2020

This weeks message is “Deliver Us from Evil” and the reading is Ephesians 6:10-18. This is our last week in our series on Prayer. Are you ready to do battle? Click here for our service video podcasts....

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11
Jul 2020

On behalf of the ECC, here is a letter by Clive and Russ discussing how the churches financial resources are used, and the impact of COVID 19. Click here for the full letter. If you would like to contribute to the work of the Church you can also donate online....

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10
Jul 2020

This weeks message is “Listening” and the reading is Acts 9:10-19a. Prayer is not just about asking, but to listen for the reply and considering how to respond. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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04
Jul 2020

This weeks message is “Contemplation” and the Reading is Philippians 4:4-8. Helen explains the support through Christians Against Poverty for those still struggling to get life back on track. Meanwhile, Clive has a lot on his mind, but Russ might have some help for that. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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27
Jun 2020

The Church building remains closed, contact the church office if you have a need for access. In this week where the prayers of many hoteliers, pub landlords and those in desperate need of a haircut have been answered, we as a church remain cautious in our plans and decisions to open our doors with the virus stillprevalent and social distancing in place. The latest national C of E guidelines are very helpful : “We will not be returning to normality overnight – this is the next step on a journey. We’ve been planning carefully, making detailed advice available for parishes to enable them to prepare to hold services when it is safe and practical to do so. It is important to......

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27
Jun 2020

This weeks message is “Prayer: When It’s Not the Answer We Want” and the Reading is Mark 14:32-36. When a firm fails to deliver Clive points out the error of their ways, and we welcome our new Curate Suzy Kirkham. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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20
Jun 2020

This week is Father’s Day. Russ will be giving our message, and the reading is John 14:1-14. A day of joy for some, and hard day for others. We invite everyone to celebrate fatherhood and what that really means. Find us here at 10am on Sunday....

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12
Jun 2020

This weeks message is “Intercession, What Does That Mean?” and the Reading is Philippians 2:1-11. We hear about the work of CAP, Christians Against Poverty, and Clive explains how to empower our prayers for others. Services are available from 10am on Sunday. Click here for our service video podcasts....

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06
Jun 2020

This weeks message is “Five Practical Ways to Kickstart your Prayer Life”, and the Reading is 1 Peter 1:13-16. Russ shares some ideas to gain inspiration in how we pray, and we see that ministers are powered not only by God but also by tea. Services are available from 10am on Sunday. Click here for our service video podcasts....

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31
May 2020
Giving

Whilst not meeting in the church regularly, you might be missing the opportunity to give. ‘But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this?  Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.’ 1 Chronicles 29:14 Whilst the church benefits the most through regular giving such as standing orders, we also have facilities to receive one-off payments by use of a credit or debit card. The process is quick and secure, you only need your email address, home address and your card details. See our Giving page for more information....

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30
May 2020

This weeks message is “Pentecost – It’s for you”, and the Reading is Acts 2:1-21. We find out just how big a deal Pentecost is, Bishop Peter sends us a blessing and the youth team demonstrate how best to exercise the Andrex puppy. Services are available from 10am on Sunday. Click here for our service video podcasts....

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23
May 2020

This week’s message is “Waiting for Prayer to be Answered”, and the Reading is Matthew 7:7-11. Russ teaches us the need for patience after a slight error in the costume department and a misplaced key. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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16
May 2020
Request for new Dog Collar

We are celebrating the good news that Will Alvarez, our youth worker / minister, has been recommended and accepted for ordination training. Well done, Will, for your faithful and prayerful persistence and together with all your Church family and friends in the Clevedon community, we will continue to pray for you....

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16
May 2020

This weeks message is “Adoration”, and the Reading is Acts 4:23-31. It’s time to have some spark in our communication with God, and it’s never too early to talk about Christmas. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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08
May 2020
Christian Aid Week 2020

Last year, Christian Aid raised over £7.5m through church collections, house-to-house, and events such as Big Brekkies. Not surprisingly, the Covid-19 situation has meant that much of this usual fundraising cannot go ahead for Christian Aid Week 2020. So the charity is launching a ‘vibrant, virtual Christian Aid Week’ with a range of creative ideas, resources and guides to help people fundraise and connect with their community virtually, while respecting social distancing measures. Have a look here for regular updates and resources: caweek.org/virtualresources Individuals can also sign up for unique events during Christian Aid Week itself from 10-16 May, such as a daily quiz and live stream worship events. Christian Aid will be offering an ‘e-envelope’; a digital way for people......

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08
May 2020
The Marriage Course

Four free date nights from Care for the Family Just a reminder that Care for the Family is launching the first of its four online ‘Marriage Course’ sessions this Monday (11th May). Whether you’re newlyweds or have been married for years,these sessions will help your marriage blossom during these uncertain times – and all you need is an hour a week. The key themes covered in the four sessions are: CHERISH – the forgotten vow and how to keep your love aliveCONNECT – understanding each other and the art of communicationCOLLABORATE – dealing with pressure points and handling conflict wellCOMMIT – love is a choice when the going gets tough Simply sign up (free of charge) and you’ll get a link to the four sessions and access......

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08
May 2020

This weeks message is “Why Pray”, and the Reading is Matthew 6:5-8. We find out what brings Clive to his knees, and Russ tells us about why it’s good to talk. Click here for our service video podcasts....

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01
May 2020

This weeks message is “Called to be Bold and Courageous”, and the Reading is Acts 2:22-40. Clive meets Dora in the great outdoors, but sadly he didn’t get far before it rained. Services are available from 10am on Sunday....

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24
Apr 2020

This weeks message is “Out of the Ordinary”, and the Reading is Luke 24:36-49. Kate updates us about what is happening through “Transforming Lives for Good” (TLG), and Russ demonstrates his culinary skills. The service video podcasts can be found here....

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19
Apr 2020
Christchurch Kids Blog

It’s hard being stuck and home, but don’t forget to visit the Christchurch Kids Blog each week for Bible stories, games, arts and crafts. There is still plenty to do. https://christchurch-kids.blogspot.com/...

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10
Apr 2020
Good Friday Pray at 3pm

On Thursday evenings the whole country is encouraged to stop and applaud the NHS front line workers at 8pm. Inspired by this initiative, Christians are planning to pray at 3pm on Friday for God to intervene in this pandemic. At 3pm on Good Friday, Jesus said, ‘It is finished’ from the cross. Christians across the country are encouraged to step out in front of their homes and pray for Covid-19 to end. You may like to use this prayer: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to......

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10
Apr 2020
Good Friday 10th April

Today we mark the Crucifixion of Jesus – where he took the sins of the world and died so that we might might live. It was harsh treatment for someone who was loved and had given so much already. This could have been the end – but (spoiler alert) it wasn’t. Join us on the Website for Easter Sunday, to celebrate some Good News!...

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04
Apr 2020
Bags of Hope

Helen, Sarah, Jo and Hannah have conquered technology, shopping restrictions and government guidelines to put together ‘bags of hope ‘ for 8 vulnerable and struggling families in Clevedon. We’ve been able to bless them with a roll of Christchurch’s toilet roll (not currently required at Christchurch!) fruit juice, squash, fresh eggs donated by a local farm, a bunch of daffodils that Tesco were giving away, and most importantly, ingredients and a recipe sheet for a family 2-course meal. The bag also had some fun activities and games. The team had a lot of fun and feel really privileged to be able to do this even though a lot of creative thinking has been required! Please pray for these families and the......

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02
Apr 2020

Join us on the Website for our Service on Palm Sunday. Clive will be speaking, Russ has a rather persistent visiting guest, and David Eggleston will be dropping in over zoom for our reading. The service video podcasts can be found here....

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21
Mar 2020

Russ and Clive explain the importance of Social Distancing, the dangers of Candles and for some reason need to shift a load of daffodils. Join us for Christchurch’s first Virtual Service under “Church Life” at the top of the screen....

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19
Mar 2020

(March 2020) Dear Christchurch Family, You will have seen in the news that due to COVID-19, churches have been advised by the Diocese and Circuit to cease meeting for public worship on Sundays until we are advised it is safe to resume. This includes home groups, weekday services, toddler group, youth groups, gatherings or activities. We have no information as to how long these restrictions will be in place.   However … The Church isn’t a building, it’s you the people, and we will remain very active as ‘the church’ in serving Jesus and showing His love to our community in a variety of different and caring ways. It’ll be a little different Russ and Clive, together with others, will join us......

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16
Mar 2020

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this uncertain time and we hope you are keeping well. As a church leadership team, we are monitoring the situation as it develops and are keen for the church family to remain connected. Please check on the website regularly for any updates. Should you find yourself isolated, please do let us know. With every blessing, The Christchurch Leadership Team...

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13
Mar 2020

The Church of England have issued guidelines that Christchurch will be following.. . https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches For up to date information about what to do, should you or a member of your family be unwell, see the NHS website… https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ If you are a church member and self isolating please let your group leader know ie. home group, men’s group, refresh group, youth group etc. If you are not in a home group or linked into a group please contact the Church office or a member of the clergy team so they can link you to a group who can keep in contact with you....

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