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:   Phone: 01903 237713
Steve Davis email:  Phone: 07512 030403
Parish Administrator & PCC Secretary:  Janine Hobbs Email: 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 recent announcement by the Government to move the whole country into lockdown, the PCC regret to say that due to the current high volume of cases in our area, and the strain on the NHS, the PCC have decided that it is in the best interests of the whole church family, and the NHS if we do not open for services at the present time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are striving to keep us safe at this time. We look forward to a time soon when vaccinations have been given and we can look forward to seeing you for our regular Sunday morning services.

Services are normally  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  will resume also as soon as possible

When we are open for worship, 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. Those who regularly attend on Sundays have been allocated a pew, and we are all required to give our names and contact details for the Government’s ‘Track and Trace’.  If you are a visitor, please come early, so 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 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:

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.