At Christ Church there is a wide variety of activities covering many aspects of family life.
Christ Church has thriving children’s activities at our morning services. We enjoy welcoming children and families and look forward to getting to know you. Do come on a Sunday or join us at the Link group to experience our children’s activities.
Link is a group for parents, carers and under-5s. Link meets each week in term-time on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:30am. It offers a safe environment for the children and a relaxed and friendly place for parents and carers to enjoy being together.
A lounge area provides a quieter room for those with babies and offers drinks and snacks. Next door the church hall enables toddlers to have more space for larger toys. Everyone comes together part way through the morning for some singing.
To find out more please contact Kath Cooke.
For the children of committed Christians, there is a service of baptism. This service involves giving thanks and praying for the child, as well as:
The parents making a statement of their belief in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and their acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord.
The parents making promises to pray for the child, instruct them in the Christian faith and bring them up within the local church congregation.
Baptising the child with water.
Baptism services follow a preparation course of teaching on the Christian faith for the parents. Baptisms take place within a main Sunday morning service. For those interested in a thanksgiving service or a baptism for their child, please contact the Church Office and we will send you our 'Welcoming Children' information pack.
We host SHIFT, supporting parents and carers of children with Special Needs in the Abingdon area. To read more details, visit our Social Justice page.
We run the Marriage Preparation Course, a series of five sessions to help engaged couples or those exploring the possibility of marriage, to build strong foundations for their future together.
Christ Church is available to those wanting a Christian wedding in the parish of Abingdon. Please contact the Church Office if you would like your wedding at Christ Church.
We normally run a marriage course each year. This is a series of sessions designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Covid restrictions are preventing us from offering the course in person, so we want to encourage couples to do The Marriage Course Online. The course runs exactly as it would be if you were attending in person, except that you will be able to do so from the comfort of your own home - where you can replicate your own date night. You can find out more information here.
If you would also value some support or someone to talk through any topics raised in the course, please contact Paul and Karen Brombley (who normally host our Marriage Course) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
From time to time we offer the CAP Money Course. It's a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works. This course will help anyone to get more in control of their finances, so they can save, give and prevent debt. The course was devised by the award-winning debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty. Visit the CAP website for more information.
To find out more about any of these family-related activities, please get in touch with the Church Office via the Contact Us page.