Christ Church is 150!
In 2017 Christ Church marks the 150th anniversary of the church being built on this site. Over the course of the year we will be organizing a series of events to mark this anniversary, with a focus on mission and celebrating the past whilst looking to the future. We are encouraging the whole church to read the Bible in a year and we are meeting monthly to discuss the encouragements and challenges of what we are reading. There are two particular periods of celebration - May to June and September to November.
Saturday May 6th - Vintage Fayre from 12- 4pm and the launch of our Exhibition.
Sunday May 7th - Bishop of Kingston presided at our morning service
Saturday June 3rd - Jazz Through the Years at 8pm. Professional jazz singer and leader of the Open Door Community Choir, Harriet Eaves, will perform jazz classics.
Saturday June 17th - Exhibition tea party and “Great Get Together” Garden Party
Saturday July 1st - Exhibition tea party
Sunday July 2nd - Jubilee service welcoming back former clergy and members followed by a celebratory BBQ in the Vicarage garden
Saturday September 23rd - Words and Music with the London Mozart Players, a creative evening exploring the history of Gipsy Hill
Sunday October 1st - ‘Back to Church’ Sunday for Harvest
Sunday October 15th - Confirmation Service with Bishop of Kingston
Sunday November 26th - The Bishop of Southwark will be preaching and presiding at final anniversary service on the Feast of Christ the King
We would love the whole congregation and our wider community to join in with these special events. And so we want to hear from YOU - please get in touch!
We want to gather stories of the past so we can update the wonderful booklet produced in 1967 to mark our centenary and produce a short film of memories of the church. We are also producing an exhibition of the history of the church.