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About Christchurch

Our History

The Church is built on a site, ownership of which was the subject of a great struggle between a firm of brewers and the Temperance Movement at the turn of the 20th century.

Mr Marshall Jay, a London churchman, bought the site to ensure victory for the temperance forces. The land was presented to the Primitive Methodist Connection, and with generous financial backing from Mr Jay, plus gifts and labour from members and friends, Christ Church, Springfield Road, was dedicated and opened on 20th March 1907.

Our Services

Christchurch has regular Sunday services each week at 10.30 a.m., and on the third Sunday monthly this is a special Family Service. Holy Communion is celebrated regularly. For details of this month's Services, please read our Services page.

Christchurch Junior Church

Christchurch Junior Church is very active, caring for the needs of the younger generation and children of visitors are always welcome to join in. The Junior Church meets every Sunday and joins the Family Service on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Christchurch Methodist Church is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults. You can read the Safeguarding Policy here: Safeguarding Policy (click the link to download a pdf version of the policy).

Christchurch Prayer Chain

We have a prayer chain. Any requests for prayers can be made to Sandy Willard, 01424 215031.

Christchurch Service on CD

Our morning Services are recorded on compact disc. If you are unable to come to a Service, we are very happy to make these recordings available to you on request. Please contact the Senior Steward if you would like to receive a recording.


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Rev Patricia M Williams BA(Hons)
Telephone: 01424 733137

Senior Steward

Peter Watson,
Telephone: 01424 892107

Property Steward

Mr Barry Turnwell,
Telephone: 01424 216456

Junior Church Co-Ordinator

Mrs Michelle Benge,
Telephone: 01424 843707