Church Life


Church life at Christchurch is fun, fresh, dynamic and thoroughly based on the principles we see evident in the Bible.  Far from rules, regulations and dry traditions the New Testament Church was full of life.  God’s Spirit moving through the early disciples in both good and difficult times caused the church to grow through people entering into the fullness of life that Christ promised them.  We hope this  is or will be your experience of life with us at Christchurch.  You would be so welcome to come and be part of us as we seek to serve God in Hailsham and beyond.

Little Gems

Little Gems is a mums and toddler group for preschool aged children, and of course dads are welcome too!

There are toys, drinks, even toast along with singing and story time for the kids.  It is a safe place for the children to have lots of fun, whilst you enjoy chatting to other mums.  The group runs on Tuesdays 9:45am-11:45am, term time only, at the Ropemaker Centre; you would be so welcome to join us.

The Hub

The Hub is the umbrella title for activities in ChristChurch for older people. Overall the aim of The Hub is to provide a warm, friendly and welcoming environment for older people. Members of the church are encouraged to come along and to invite friends and neighbours who would appreciate the opportunity to meet others and share a meal or other activities together.

During the summer months The Hub met together for regularly for Afternoon Cream Teas and also joined together for outings to places of interest. Throughout the winter months we meet for lunch on the first Wednesday of the month. Guests are invited to arrive at about 11.00am for coffee, after which there will a speaker or other form of activity or entertainment. Lunch will then be served followed by tea/coffee ending at about 2.00 pm. Transport can be provided if required.

Whilst the focus is on older people these activities are open to anyone irrespective of age who would appreciate the opportunity to meet with other people in a relaxed environment.

For further information please contact Paul or Doreen Endersby on 01323 442485 paul@paulendersby.co.uk

Men’s & Ladies’ Groups

The men in the Church gather once a month under the banner “The Call” to pray, encourage one another, disciple one another and to be serious about the Bible together. Food is often involved!

The women in the Church also gather once a month under their banner “Aspire”. As the name suggests, this is a context for the women in the Church to provoke one another to pursue Jesus in every area of their lives.

Small Groups

In the New Testament we see that the early church not only gathered publically where they could but they would also meet regularly in people’s houses.  At Christchurch we follow this principle and have small groups meeting in peoples house across Hailsham and in the surrounding area.  The groups have a  great time together looking at the bible in greater depth, worshiping God and just having good fun enjoying each other’s company.  These groups meet mid-week mainly in the evening however we have a few day time groups if that is more convenient for you.   For more information please contact the office on 01323 844 428 or email us.

Prayer

Prayer is a wonderful privilege for the Christian.  To know that he/she can approach the God of the universe and speak with him.  It was a daily part of Jesus life and thus his is an example for us to copy.  You will find that at all our meetings there will be prayers happening however there are several occasions where we ask people to gather and pray.  There are weekly prayer meetings on Sunday morning from 9:00-9:30am and monthly prayer meetings happening on the first Monday of the month.

Healing House

Whatever your physical or emotional need, whether you have a faith or none, you are welcome to come and receive Christian prayer for healing.  As we believe that Father God loves you and wants to heal your bodies and lives.

Healing House meets at the Ropemaker Centre the first Sunday of every month at 4:30pm.

Foodbank

As a local Church ChristChurch is heavily involved in our local Foodbank. The Hailsham Foodbank is run by Crosslink, an umbrella organization for a number of different Christian denominations to work together in order to serve our town which has a significant amount of deprivation and poverty.

The Alpha Course

Are you interested in finding out more about Christianity?  The Alpha Course is for anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith. It is relaxed, low key, friendly and fun evenings with good food provided. It includes a short talk followed by open discussions in which no question is considered too hostile or too simple. Topics include Does God exist?, Who is Jesus? and Why did Jesus die? and more.

Our Alpha courses are held on mid-week from 7.30pm. We start each course with an ‘Alpha taster’ so you have an opportunity to pop along, see what it’s like and then decide whether you want to do the whole course.  For more information please contact the office on 01323 844 428 or email us.

Catalyst

Catalyst is a network of churches working together to make disciples in the nations of the world.  David Devenish leads the Catalyst team, which serves hundreds of churches in the Russian-speaking and Muslim-majority worlds, the Balkans, Western Europe and parts of Asia and Africa.

We’re passionate about four things that will help to make our calling a reality – the Word, the Spirit, Church and Mission.  Catalyst Network is part of New Frontiers.  To find out more about Catalyst click here