Our Community

Christ Church is an outward-looking church providing many services and events reaching out to the wider community.

Autumn and Spring Quiz Nights

These are always a popular events with food served and bring your own drinks. Guaranteed to be a fun night out for you and your friends! For more information contact Keith Stevenson (keith.stevenson@ntlworld.com).

Bereavement Tea

For more information see the Bereavement Support Team page.

Christ Church Chilwell CAP Debt Centre

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In 2014 Christ Church Chilwell opened a Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre for the NG8, NG9 and NG10 areas of Nottingham City. George Russell was appointed as the manager with responsibility for all aspects of the Centre. The aim of CAP is to support those caught in unmanageable debt. George visits clients in their homes with members of his support team. The CAP team will be happy to visit you or anyone you know who needs their help and support. The CAP freephone is 0800 328 0006.

Choir: Out and About

We go to residential homes and other places (Silverdale Court, Landermeads, Sandby Court, Greenwood Court etc.) and sing some songs/carols depending on the time of year. We usually do a section where the residents can choose some hymns to sing. We aim to keep it entertaining and provide some social interaction for the residents. For more information contact Becky Russell (becky.russell@live.co.uk).

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Christ Church is part of the Beeston group of churches who take part in door to door collections for Christian Aid; we would love to have more people to help in May each year.  We aim to have a tea party in the summer.    For more information visit www.christianaid.org.uk, speak to Janet Smith or Gail Weaver at church or contact Janet on justjanetsmith@gmail.com or 9252085.

Families

For details about our groups for families and under 5’s see the Tots page.

Healing on the Streets

For more information see www.hopenottingham.org.uk/hope-on-the-streets/.

International Students

Global Café is run at Central College every Wednesday from 12 until 2 pm to support international students with their spoken English skills, helping them to apply for University, and any other support or information that they require. The team aim to make the non-evangelistic café informal and relaxed which helps to develop relationships

Friends International, based at the Chaplaincy at Nottingham University, also request Home Hospitality for students. The occasional meal in a British home can mean so much to an international student and, if appropriate, you can of course invite them to church as well.

Please contact Alan Pawley (alan.pawley@googlemail.com) if you would like to be involved with either ministry.

Men’s Football

A group of men from church and beyond who get together to play football every Wednesday from 8 til 9 pm at Chilwell Olympia. Cost is £3 per person. You can just turn up on the evening, chat to Iain Anderson, Matt Howe or Mark Attwood or contact Iain at iainandsarahanderson@btinternet.com.

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Operation Christmas Child was initially established to send a shoe box full of gifts to Romanian orphans but has since spread to a number of other countries. It’s a fantastic way to share God’s gift of love at Christmas time. Children can be involved by preparing a present filled shoe box for a boy or girl the same age as themselves. Volunteers are also needed to check and pack boxes. For more information see www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ or contact Karen Scott (karenscottemail@yahoo.co.uk).

NG9 Schools Prayer

Once every half term a group of people from local churches, with connections to various local schools meet together to pray God’s blessing on the local schools and to encourage and thank staff for all they do.  After praying, cake is taken to local school staff rooms.  The next dates are 24th March 2017, 19th May 2017, 14th July 2017.  The meetings are at Christ Church from 9am.  For further information please email: chilwellschoolsprayer@gmail.com

Wednesday Quiz Night

Quite a few of the men head to the Hop Pole on Chilwell High Road for the Pub Quiz on Wednesday evenings from 8.30 pm. It’s a casual evening and we even manage the occasional win! It’s always good to have a spread of ages, knowledge and experience so all men are welcome.  We usually go every other week; if you’d like to join us please contact Ken Lyon on 07736937029 or ken.j.lyon@googlemail.com.

Worship on Wednesday

An informal service held on the last Wednesday of every month (except August and December). The service starts at 3 pm, is about 50 minutes long and regularly features a visiting speaker. About 50 – 80 worshippers attend and stay for fellowship with tea and cake for about half an hour afterwards. Many who attend are regulars but newcomers are assured of a warm welcome.

Three different formats are followed on a regular cycle: God Cares – including personal prayer for any with particular needs; Just a Word – an opportunity for a Bible passage to be explored; and Songs of Praise – an opportunity for worshippers to choose a favourite hymn or Christian song (in advance of the day).

For more information please contact Colin Slater (colinslater@me.com).