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Church Life - more about us and our activities

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Worship

Every week our church offers the chance to worship, but in different ways and sometimes different places.

  • We normally have a fairly traditional form of worship that lasts just under an hour on Sunday mornings at 10:30. This is followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome to come and join us.

  • Please note that you won’t be expected to do anything you’d rather not do, there is no money offering in the service (although donations can be taken), and simple guidelines such as ‘Please be seated’ (for example) are given throughout the service.

  • On the third Sunday of the month offer a Zoom service to help those housebound, away on holiday, or just simply for those who prefer it. Feel free to e-mail the church secretary  for the Zoom link.

  • On the fifth Sunday of the month we do something special with one of our sister churches. If no update is showing here, please check our Facebook page.

  • We have extra worship around special events around Easter, Christmas and other times.  

  • For more details of visiting preachers and information about worship on specific dates, please see our church magazine – click here

Midweek events

We have some regular events:

 

Warm Welcoming Space

Our winter warm hub at the church has now closed. 

House Group

We have a fortnightly house group that meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

This small group often works through a booklet to guide some discussion, but it also works as a great social gathering. For more information please e-mail the church secretary.

Tuesday Coffee

A group of us meet in the Ark Café (Methodist Church) most Tuesday mornings for coffee. Starting around 10.30 people come when they want to and chat about what they want to! Please come and join us. We would love to have your company.

Special Events

We are thrilled to work closely with our sister church in Maidenhead on the Ukraine support work we do, and we are part of the great Churches Together in Marlow (CTM) group. We often do things with other churches. Each year we generally take part in special events for: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Good Friday, Christian Aid week, Regatta, Carnival, Harvest, Remembrance, and so much more!

Farewell Service on 14 July

Sadly our Minister, the Revd David Downing, will be leaving us on 15 July to take up a new post as Moderator of the Southwestern Synod of the United Reformed Church. He will be leading a joint farewell service with our sister church Maidenhead URC at Marlow URC at 3.15 pm on Sunday 14 July. He will then lead our usual weekly vigil for Ukraine in the church garden at 4pm. This will be followed by tea/coffee and cake in the church hall. We hope that you will join us at this farewell service and stay on for refreshments as we say farewell to David.  All are welcome!

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Christian Aid Week
12-18 May 2024

 

Christ Church has long supported this annual activity, working alongside other churches in Marlow

 

Christian Aid week 12-18 May, 2024
As usual in Marlow there was an "envelope drop" to raise funds for Christian Aid's work relieving poverty, responding to disasters - Christian Aid is often among the first on the scene during a disaster or an emergency - and helping the world's poorest people to find independence and dignity by supporting long term projects like helping farmers find practical routes out of poverty in Malawi or providing training and support to women in Burundi to enable them to kick start small rural businesses and generate an income to feed, clothe and house their families.  Our loyal team of distributors dropped off envelopes through letterboxes. We also set up fund-raising page for those who wish to donate online. Thanks to all those who have supported Christian Aid week in the past.

Once again Gillian Dibden MBE brought talented young people from the Taplow Youth choirs to perform for us in the annual Christian Aid concert at Christ Church URC on the evening of Sunday 12 May. It was a wonderful evening at which we raised over  £500 for Christian Aid

Thanks to all those who continue to support Christian Aid week. It still possible to make a donation at :  https://fundraise.christianaid.org.uk/envelope-2024/Marlow

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Thank you for your support.

Donations can be made at 

https://fundraise.christianaid.org.uk/envelope-2024/Marlow

or 

Christianaid.org.uk

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The Garden

Our garden has really become an extension of the church in the past couple of years.  With the inauguration of the Walk of Life we have created a community facility for local people and visitors, but our minister has also delivered video prayers from the garden and you can see some of those by clicking here.

And on Easter Sundays, we now hold a short service in the garden at 9am when we decorate the empty cross with flowers.  

We also hold a weekly vigil for Ukraine in the garden at 4pm every Sunday

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