Welcome


Come and meet our church family, you'll find a friendly welcome. Our church is a great place for families and children and we are people who care for each other in the ups and downs of life.


At Christ Church you can ask questions and grow, whether you are already a Christian or someone who wants to find out why we believe in God and what our faith means to us.



Christmas Services


Christingle 10.30am Sun Dec 5th


Carol Service 5pm Sun Dec 19th


Crib Service 4pm Fri Dec 24th

Booking Essential [email protected]


Christmas Eve Communion 11pm Fri Dec 24th

Booking Essential [email protected]


Christmas Day Celebration and Communion 10am Sat Dec 25th



Cameo

Weekly from 10am to 12pm


Initially in order to keep the event as safe as possible we will operate a table service and will only be serving biscuits and drinks. Please keep your masks on as you arrive and then take them off when you are seated.

If you are able to help on a rota basis:

1) with table serving please contact Mary Pashley or

2) with setting out of tables/chairs and cleaning contact Roger Pashley or Brian Seymour







Baby & Toddler

Mondays 10am -11.15am


The Monday Baby & Toddler Group is held every week in term time.

The group is held here at Church in the Parish Room. Please bring your own snacks for the children. Hot & cold drinks are provided. There are toys to play with, story and song time.

Please feel free to invite friends and family.

(Suggested donation £1)

Please email [email protected] with any queries.



Housing Needs


Accommodation for Afghan Refugees - a request from Guildford Diocese

The national church has been approached by the Home Office to help in the search for accommodation for Afghans who are seeking asylum in this country - most of these people worked for the UK government which is the primary reason for their needing to flee. They need self-contained accommodation.

It would need to have:

  • AIl relevant certification in place (e.g gas safety) and an energy performance rating of "E" or above)
  • Available for letting for at least 12 months, preferably 24 months
  • Available for rents at no more or close to Local Housing Allowance levels.

The Home Office resettlement scheme would meet the refugees' immediate needs and would sort out the resettlement status of the families.
For more information please contact the Asylum Seeker Adviser [email protected]



Here To Help

Community Support


If you are in isolation and need support please get in touch and we will do what we can to help.

Email Chloe at [email protected], on 01932 874278 during the hours of 9am-1pm Tuesdays to Thursdays, or on 07850 567170 at all other times.


Ottershaw COVID_19 Community Support Group information here



Parish Magazine


We are delighted to announce the publication of the December/January Parish Magazine. Printed copies will be distributed, and the online version can be downloaded from the "Notices and Magazine" tab above.




Christmas Walking Quiz

from 1st December


This walk starts and ends at Christ Church, Guildford Road, Ottershaw, and takes approximately 1 hour. Walk details will be available from 1st December to download from the church website or pick up a copy under the church lych gate. Complete the walk and quiz and post your answer by 15th December to be entered in a free prize draw.

Everyone welcome



Mental Health


The effects of mental health problems are huge, and given the challenging times we are living in with coronavirus and as we recover from it, the Church of England recommends that we all take steps to support good mental health. They have updated their mental health reflections booklet with new material to provide hope, reassurance and comfort.  There are podcast and printed reflections available which can be accessed from this link. 

https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/mental-health-resources/supporting-good-mental-health



Hall Hire


We can offer a large carpeted hall with connecting kitchen and dining facilities, tables, chairs, screen with connections for laptops and Wifi network.

Competitive rates starting at £40 for a three hour hire with discounts available for regular hires of 6 or more sessions per year.

To arrange a viewing or to obtain a quote, please contact Chloe at [email protected], on 01932 874278 during the hours of 9am-1pm Tuesdays to Thursdays, or on 07850 567170 at all other times.



Mission Partners


We now have a list of our Mission Partners with links on the website. Please click here to see it.



Your Wellbeing


We have put together a document which helps to locate different organisations that may be of use to people & families during this crisis.


You can download it here.



Calendar


Forest Church

3pm

Sunday 28th November


1st Sunday of month:

9am sung Holy Communion

10.30am Morning Worship


2nd, 4th Sundays of month:

9am said Holy Communion

10.30am sung Holy Communion


3rd, 5th Sundays of month:

9am said Holy Communion

10.30am sung Morning Worship


Please note
The church is not open for private prayer



Official Notices


GDPR Notice

The PCC of Christ Church, Ottershaw complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

You can download the GDPR Notice from this link.


Safeguarding

Christ Church is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulneable adults, as an integral part of its life and ministry. Geralyn Logan is our Safeguarding Officer and can be contacted on 01932 560362 and by email [email protected].

You can download the Safeguarding Policy from this link.


Diocese of Guildford Review of Safeguarding Concerns

Are you a survivor or victim of church related abuse? Could you help the Diocese of Guildford to learn from the past and protect the future?

The Diocese of Guildford is currently reviewing all its records, across all 162 parishes, to ensure that all safeguarding concerns and allegations have been identified, reported, and appropriately actioned. Critical to this are the voices of survivors and victims. The Diocese of Guildford wants to listen to and to learn from your experiences and ensure that your voices are heard throughout this review process.

You can download the Safeguarding Review from this link


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