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 forparishes to enable them to prepare to hold services when it is safe and practical to do so. It is important to say......

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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

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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09
Mar 2020
Let's Explore - Mondays from 9th March

Date: Mondays (9th– 30th March)Time: 7.30pm-9pm Join us to explore the meaning of life and ask challenging questions about the Christian faith. If you are just curious or want to find out a bit more, this is a great way to do it. Interested? Want to know more? Email prayer@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk / Tel: 07810 027820...

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25
Jan 2020
Women's Day, 25th January 2020

Refresh@Christchurch, ClevedonWe are very pleased to welcome Michelle Leask as our Speaker this year. Tickets have remained at £10 with a bring-your-own lunch. Drinks and cakes will be served at lunchtime. Registration and coffee is from 10am, ready for a 10.30am start and we shall finish at about 4pm. As usual, there will be various stalls for retail therapy at lunchtime. More information can be found on the Women’s Day web page, including Registration Forms, or contact Deb Tovey at deb.tovey8@gmail.com (01275 879983)....

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