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Harvest Thanksgiving Sun 6OCT19 from FB.
Harvest Thanksgiving Sun 6OCT19 from FB.

 

           Harvest Thanksgiving                     is on Sunday 6th October at 11 AM

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Hannah Grivell reflects on Christ Church Belper's involvement in the town's first Pride festival.in the latest issue of Together - the Derby Diocese Magazine.

Read the article here

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The Proud of Belper

 6th August 2019

 

The Belper 'pride' Event was as huge success and Christ Church played its part with a prominent stall in the Memorial Gardens and new curate Bruce Johnson donning a rainbow dog collar to emphasise Christ Church's commitment to inclusivity at the church.

All reported by 'Nailed' below:

"There were just the right amount and type of food stalls, including Dosa Love street food, and Posh Cow ice creams, as well as stalls selling creative wares, and highlighting local inclusivity, like Christ Church, whose new Curate Bruce Johnson, adorned with a rainbow dog collar, was telling people about their inclusive church which “does not discriminate on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race, or sexuality.”  

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Wider Church

                     

The Choir

  • We are an RSCM affiliated church and one of the few in the area to still have a traditional robed four-part choir.

  • The choir has a large repertoire, performing pieces from the last five centuries of sacred music.

 

  • They can be heard at Sung Mass on Sundays at 11am and at Choral Evensong and special services throughout the year.

 

      They are also available to sing at weddings and funerals upon request.

  • If you are interested in joining the choir or have any other queries about music, please get in touch with our Director of Music, Elin Heron, via the Contact Us page.

 

      We are especially keen to welcome young singers.

 

 

The Organ

 

We have an impressive organ which is played by our long-standing organist Mr David Roome.

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Social Committee

Our social committee is responsible for organising a variety of events throughout the year which go someway towards raising the extra funds needed to keep our church running. Meals at Advent, Lent, Spring, Summer and Harvest provide an opportunity for parishioners to socialise together and enjoy a three course meal.

Coffee mornings, cake sales, table-top sales take place throughout the year, as well as concerts and entertainment.


During the spring the committee is responsible for organising our Well Dressing event, a local Derbyshire custom of creating a picture out of flowers, where cream teas and ploughmans lunches are served.


In December our Christmas Tree Festival takes place, again with refreshments, raffles and tombola all provided by the social committee.

Men’s Group

The men’s group meets once a fortnight on Monday evenings at the George & Dragon on Bridge Street for a social get together.

The group is responsible for some of the more physical activities needed to keep the church running, such as erecting and dismantling the stage, shifting a few dozen Christmas trees around and helping with running repairs to church property.

Ladies’ Group

A group for the ladies in the congregation also meets once a fortnight on Monday evenings at The Devonshire on Bridge Street for a social get together.

Pastoral Team

There is an active Pastoral Team who work in the local community. Please enquire for more details.

Safeguarding

Christ Church is committed to safeguarding and promoting a safer church. Please click  here  for more detail and for our safeguarding policy.

Christ Church is a great fun place for children and young people with a wide range of activities to get involved in!

 

 

Sunday School

Sunday School takes place every Sunday morning at 11am in the Bateman Hall during Mass. Fun craft and art activities, stories, games and drama tie in with the day’s readings. For ages 4 and up.

Craft Afternoons

One Saturday a month from 1-3pm, a craft afternoon is held in the Bateman Hall.
We offer a huge variety of activities, tying in with themes in the church calendar, to entertain those of primary school age. This event is free of charge.

 

 

Youth Group

Christ Church Youth Group is for young people of secondary school age and takes place on Friday evenings from 8pm during term time. With a packed programme of events including trips out to Matlock Bath and Derby, walks, cookery, games, music events, drama, entertainment evenings and much more, there is always lots to look forward to. Tuck shop is open at the beginning of the evening, serving drinks and sweets.

Pantomime

Christ Church’s yearly pantomime takes place over four performances in February. The young people of the church are some of our most enthusiastic participants and we welcome any who fancy treading the boards to join in the fun.

Church Music & Serving

There are opportunities for children and young people to take part in the musical and serving elements of our services. Please get in touch to find out more information.

Weddings

 

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Baptisms and Confirmation

 

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Funerals

 

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Other

 

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