Welcome to Christ Church
On behalf of everyone, we welcome you to the Christ Church website. First and foremost, Christ Church is not a building but a relatively large Christian family spanning the years, whose aim is to know and care for each other as part of our commitment to Jesus Christ. Joining such a large family can be exciting but it can also be bewildering at times. This website is intended to help you understand some of what goes on here, and to help you become part of it.
Christ Church is an Anglican parish church - a member of the Church of England in the Diocese of Southwark. Our style is informal, friendly and welcoming, and we reflect this both in worship and other areas of church life. We are part of the New Wine Network, basing our teaching on biblical principles, applying it to our daily lives, and encouraging an openness to the prompting and leading of the Holy Spirit. Similarly we encourage an openness to hearing God through corporate and private prayer. Openness to the Holy Spirit and to God implies a willingness to allow change, to make discoveries and to grow spiritually.
We have recently entered into an interregnum / vacancy and the Parochial Church Council (PCC) are now actively working towards the recruitment of a new Vicar. During this period we will maintain the ethos and priorities of the church, whilst looking forward with excitement to the new phase we are entering in to.
During the vacancy, our ministry is being being overseen by the churchwardens, together with the Area Dean (Rev. Paul Roberts) and the PCC. The church is blessed to have a strong group of people actively involved in everyday life, ministry and leadership. As well as two non-stipendiary ministers and a staff team that includes a children’s and family pastor, two administrators and a caretaker.
Appointment of Vicar at Purley, Christ Church by the Bishop of Southwark. We are pleased to announce that the Reverend Douglas John Low McHardie, presently Rector of St Peter, Woodmansterne, in the Diocese of Southwark, has been appointed Vicar of Christ Church, Purley. Further details of the Licensing Service on Tuesday 30th April will follow in due course.
If, once you have been to this site, you would like more information, or there is a group you would like to join, do please phone the church office or talk to us at the next Sunday service you come to.