Church Life - more about us and our activities
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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 minister 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
Advent Course for Everyone – Rev David Downing will be running an advent course at Maidenhead URC, West Street Maidenhead SL6 1RL on Wednesday 29 November, 6, 13 and 20 December from 10.30- 12noon including time for
coffee. We hope you will join us! Each week we will look at two Christmas carols, comparing them and contrasting them, and seeing what they tell us about God. We may even end up disagreeing with our favourite carols! Anyone
can come, especially as we will also be Zooming it so that people can join us from wherever they are. It doesn’t matter if you are from Marlow, Maidenhead or if you’ve never been to a church event before – come and join us as we discover what our favourite carols tell us about God.
We have two regular events:
A group of us meet in The Ark Café (Methodist church) most Tuesday mornings for a coffee. Starting around 10:30, people come when they want to, and chat about what they want to!
We have a fortnightly house group that meets as well. 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 minister.
The Gethsemane Garden
Christ Church is a full member of Churches Together in Marlow, which normally organises a Walk of Witness on Good Friday. But what to do in 2021 when such gatherings were not allowed? The answer from CTM was a 'church walk' itinerary, visiting most of the churches in the town and with an external display at each.
So Christ Church's garden became Gethsemane for a two week period, during which we were pleased to receive many visitors. The pictures show some of the display that they were able to view.
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.
We also hold a weekly vigil for Ukraine in the garden at 4pm every Sunday
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!
Christian Aid Week 2023
Christ Church has long supported this annual activity, working alongside other churches in Marlow
Fundraising activities in 2023 included a cake sale at Marlow Methodist church and a concert by Taplow Youth choirs at Christ Church URC and, of course, the options to give through an envelope drop or online with Justgiving. The money raised will go straight to helping some of the world's poorest people, from allowing Christian Aid to be first on the scene during a disaster or an emergency to long term projects like helping farmers find practical routes out of poverty in Malawi. Thanks to all those who have supported this year’s Christian Aid week. It is still possible to make a donation at: https://www.justgiving.com/page/marlow-christian-aid-group1679501779050