“The Church by the Pond”
“Our mission is to Worship, Witness and Work within our Community as a fellowship of God’s people.” Christ Church is a partnership of United Reformed and Methodist Churches. It is situated in the centre of Swanland to the east of the pond. There has been a church on the site for over 300 years, although the current building is only just over 200 years old. The church is owned by the URC and is Grade II listed. We are a warm and welcoming church with a loop system for those with hearing difficulties. Parking, including a space for disabled, is available outside the church.”
On Sunday we have a Morning Worship at 10.30am with Communion being celebrated on one Sunday morning each month. Coffee is served after the service on Sunday mornings. During the months April to October there is an Evening Service at 6.30pm although this can be a joint service with the local Anglican church or other churches in a nearby village. See the Church notice board or contact the Church Secretary to confirm the dates and locations.On the second and fourth Thursday afternoon there is a Prayer / Bible Study Group (see church website for dates)Other Activates:
On Wednesdays from 10 to 11.30am (in school term time) and on Saturdays from 10am to 12noon coffee is served in the Hall providing an opportunity for people to meet together. The Church is a FAIRTRADE CHURCH and Fairtrade food & drink products are sold once a month. This is usually at the Coffee Morning on the first Saturday of the month and after the Sunday Service the next day (see Church website for dates).
Also on Wednesdays in term time the church runs a lunch club for elderly residents of the village, usually those living on their own. This starts about 11.30am and is finished by 2pm. For more information contact Linda White (01482 634222) or Pat Burman (01482 631131).
The church works with St Barnabas, the Anglican Church in the village, and organise a number of joint events. Annual events have included a Pancake Party on Shrove Tuesday, a Good Friday March of Witness, a Village Harvest Supper and carol singing by the pond at Christmas. In the years of the Swanland Festival there can be an open air service by the pond.