What is St Christopher's church like?
St Christopher's is a warm, friendly church for all ages. Our small groups have a very positive effect on the fellowship of the church. We run Christian basics groups, most recently Alpha and “Y”. St Christopher's also runs Sunbeams, our baby and toddler group, as well as our monthly Messy Church. The Farnborough Foodbank with some associated group activities operates out of our church three days a week. A number of other local community groups use our premises too including Prams and Grans, Rushmoor Choir, U3A and AA. We have a pastoral team under the leadership of our pastoral assistant . They visit those who are unwell or housebound. There is also a rolling programme of offering visits through the church family to help us all keep in touch!
Sunday worship at St Christopher's
The Sunday morning service is held at 10am though we start singing worship songs a few minutes before – just come and join when you can! . We offer a creche each Sunday and Seekers (Sunday School for primary aged children) during the school year with a separate Summer programme over the long holiday. We use a data projector for all the words and songs on Sunday mornings. We have a variety of musicians, and use both modern songs and some older hymns. We have a team of lay preachers who share with the clergy in bringing God’s word to us each Sunday.
Other services held at St Christopher’s
Our weekly Wednesday 10am Holy Communion, monthly Messy Church every second Thursday of the month, 3:30pm- 6pm and monthly contemporary evening worship service “Ignite” on the first Sunday of the month at 6:30pm.
St Christopher's and the wider community
St Christopher's tries to be visible in the local community. We have good relationships with Tower Hill primary school , the local sheltered elderly housing scheme Stuart Jones House, and with two community homes for people with severe learning difficulties. Members of the church are involved in the two Churches Together in Cove community mission projects both of which meet in the Methodist Hall (about 100 yards from St Christopher's): the Cove Child Contact Centre, which provides supervised visits for broken families when the courts have determined that this is appropriate, and Tuesday at Two which is a social club for the over 55s. Cove Parish also supports the Frimhurst Family Centre and Step-by-Step (formerly Emmaus Project) at Harvest and Christmas and is a strong supporter of Christian Aid through the year. Farnborough Food Bank was started by two of our members and operates out of St Christopher’s three times a week. Every other year. we have the Cove Village Fayre in conjunction with other churches who serve our locality