LIVE CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Christmas Eve Holy Communion at 8pm

Christmas Day Holy Communion at 9am


If you would like to either of these, please email Chloe on [email protected] by 9am on Monday 21st December stating which service you are booking for and for how many people.


Please note you will only be able to book for those in your bubble so we can plan seating. Please note that face masks must be worn (except where there is medical exemption) and we are unable to sing.


We will also have online services by Zoom for Christingle and the Carol service. As well as a Christingle in our morning service on Sunday 6th December, a special Messy Church Christingle for families will be on Zoom at 11am on Saturday 12th December.

Our Carol service is at 4pm on Sunday 20th December with prayers, readings, a reflection and carols to sing along with.

A Zoom link will be sent out to those on our email list but do ask Chloe if you do not get a link.



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.


Sandra Faccini, Vicar




Christmas Catalogue


Here is something bright and cheery to lift our spirits, the Little Christmas Catalogue is now live! Please have a look at the catalogue (link) and make sure you get your orders in for anything you might like.



Parish Magazine


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



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.




Christmas Cheer

Let's brighten up Ottershaw this Christmas! You could decorate your front window, your front door, your front garden, or more. We'll put a map and list on this website on November 30th for families to take a walk and to see all our decorated houses.


if you enjoy the walk, please consider making a donation to Sam Beare Hospice, by putting a cheque to "Christ Church Ottershaw" through Roger or Sandra's door, in an envelope marked "Christmas Cheer", and we'll pass them all on.


If you would like to take part please email [email protected] with details of what you are decorating and your address by 24th November.



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] or Sandra at [email protected]

Sandra's number is 01932 873160


Ottershaw COVID_19 Community Support Group information here



Calendar


IN CHURCH


Following the recent Government announcements, church services can be resumed in a Covid secure way after 2nd December.


We are pleased to be able to offer a 9am service of Holy Communion in church from Sunday 6th December and will continue with our 10.30am Zoom service.


The church will be open for private prayer every Saturday 9:30am – 10:30am beginning on 7th November. Please ensure you wear a mask, sign in and adhere to social distancing.


ONLINE SERVICES

(email Chloe for an invite)


Morning Worship

Every Sunday at 10.30am


Our next Messy Church

Saturday December 12th 11am


Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

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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