Grafton Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1QY, UK

Welcome to Worthing Christ Church

The Revd. David William Renshaw, Vicar of the Parish of Worthing, Christ Church is currently unwell, so if you would like to get in touch, please contact the churchwardens or administrator.
Churchwardens: Kenneth Hobbs  email: christchurchfinance@btinternet.com   Phone: 01903 237713
Steve Davis email: christchurchvolunteers@btinternet.com  Phone: 07512 030403
Parish Administrator & PCC Secretary:  Janine Hobbs Email: janine.h@ntlworld.com Phone 01903 237713
Parish office: The Parish Admin team is currently working from home until normality returns, please email the administrator if you need to get in touch.

Welcome to the website for Christ Church, Worthing – we hope you will find the information you need.

Following the success of the vaccination programme which is growing at pace, and with the rates of infection declining nationally,  many of us are eager to return to worship amongst friends.
The PCC have agreed to reopen the church for normal Sunday Services from Sunday 7th March at 10.30am, and our twice monthly mid-week BCP Holy Communion services will resume again every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, starting from 11th March at 10.30am
All precautions will be followed as usual, with everyone wearing a mask, and hand sanitiser provided throughout the church.

The church has been cleaned regularly throughout our time of closure.

The pews that you had been allocated prior to the closure in January will be yours to occupy when you feel ready to return to church.

If you cannot remember which seat you had been given, or you now feel ready to return when you hadn’t been able to previously, or wish to come and join us for  the first time,  please feel free to come along. If you would please come come early,  we can make sure we can seat you.

Please do not come to church if you are unwell. If anyone becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 in a church building they should go home immediately and be advised to follow the stay at home guidance. We ask that you wear a mask and sanitise your hands on entry.

We all look forward to seeing you all as soon as you feel happy to return.

Services are held every Sunday morning at 10.30am: Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays, and Morning Prayer on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.

Thursday BCP  Holy Communion said services at 10.30am  

We are fortunate as we have a large church and so have adequate room to seat everyone. As guidance directs, we have taken all necessary precautions to seat everyone safely,  2 metres apart. 

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Janine Hobbs
PCC Secretary and Administrator
The Parish of Worthing, Christ Church
On behalf of the Churchwardens and PCC

As required, the PCC have agreed a Covid19 Risk Assessment, carried out on their behalf. This is regularly reviewed. You can request a copy of the full Risk Assessment from the administrator: janine.h@ntlworld.com

Some other useful links…

The Church of England Advice for churches under Covid19

The Government Guidance for the safe use of Places of Worship

Weddings.. If you would like to know more about getting married in church.. Congratulations!! It is such a wonderful time, and we would love to be there for you. To find out more information, and give you more ideas for your big day Click here

Baptisms.. If you would like to have your child baptised in church.. We would love to hear from you! Click here for more information

Funerals… If you would like some supportive information to help you organise a funeral for a loved one click here for some useful information we hope will help.

For the Chichester Diocese website, Click here

 

A daily wave of prayer to lift you!

Lord, For all whose day starts with anxiety,
as they leave the security of home worrying about the risk of infection;
particularly those whose health or age classifies them as vulnerable.
Loving God, be close, keep them safe, along with all whose tasks today includes the care of frail and elderly. And for all of us, grant wisdom to make sensible choices, not just for ourselves, but for everybody. Amen

Lord, Help us to put aside preconceptions about other people, because that alters our behaviour, and simply accept that they, like us, are precious in your eyes. Amen

Help me O God to live this day quietly, hopefully; to lean on your strength, trustfully, to wait for the unfolding of your will, patiently, serenely; to greet other people peacefully, joyfully; to face every task confidently courageously; in the name of Christ our Lord Amen

Most high and glorious God, Lighten the darkness of my heart and give me sound faith,
firm hope and perfect love.
Let me, Lord, have the right feelings and knowledge, properly to carry out the task you have given me. Amen

Lord I thank you for my friends;
When I am confused they give me wisdom.
When I feel sad they help me smile.
When I feel worthless they share their love.
Lord above all this I thank you that you are my
friend for ever. Amen

Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, whose love we cannot measure, and whose blessings we cannot number, we praise and thank you for all your goodness, your strength in our weakness, your light in our darkness, your comfort in our sorrow, and above all your peace in our hearts. Amen

Holy God, your life is lived in our midst; open our eyes to see you and our minds and hearts to know you that we may live our life in you.  Amen.

Creator God, in love you made the wonders of the universe, the treasures of the earth … and us in your own image.  May your love give us strength to strengthen others, in faith and in hope, as we share the good news of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour, and to care for those in need, as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love, for your name’s sake. Amen.

Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care those who are ill or in pain, knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them, and restore them to health and strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.