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Are you at home? Perhaps you have time on your hands. We would like a volunteer with IT experience to set up live streaming for Christ Church. Would you like the challenge? Do contact us to discuss this.
We are now open as a church and holding services on Sundays and Wednesdays. However. places must be pre-booked with the church office. In the family services (2nd and 4th Sundays) priority will be given to families. For other services if over-subscribed priority will be given to those who have not been able at attend before or have attended less often. Please bear with us as we endeavour to keep us all safe.
Would you like to join us for our services? You can via Zoom if you want. We need your contact details, which will be held complying with GDPR. We will then send you the link.
So why not join us, use the contact us page to ask.
Welcome to visitors wherever you are from, we pray that you will find something on our site that is uplifting and blesses you where you are, geographically and spiritually.
As the Vicar here at Christ Church I welcome you to our website on behalf of the church family in our part of Southend-on-Sea. For those who don’t know Southend, the town is located on the eastern side of England, on the north side of the Thames Estuary. It has for a long time been a holiday and day trip destination for those living in London. Many people fall in love with the town and choose to move here when they retire. Christ Church celebrates its centenary in 2022. To mark the year we are planning quite a few extra events and celebrations. Our foremost desire is to serve Jesus Christ, our Lord, where we are, and in the local area, in many different ways. Christ Church is never static in the ways we look to bring the love of Christ into our community. We believe God is continually opening doors for us to walk through, to discover ways in which His kingdom may become a reality.
Are you interested in learning more about what the bible tells us? If so, why not go to the blog page where we have a daily bible reflection from Acts. The readings are those from the New Testament set for morning prayer.
On Friday 18th September, we said farewell to Lois, a faithful servant of Christ Church over very many years. Joined us in 1970 and has served as Church Warden, Administrator, PCC member for over 35 years, headed up our pastoral care team and was also Deanery Synod treasurer. In her younger days she was involved in Brownies and Guides and was a Lollypop Lady for the local school.
To visit our Starblazers page click on the logo.
We have now restarted services at the church, however, places are limited die to social distancing requirements. If you would like to attend please email the office (‘contact us’ page) to reserve a place.
Please use this website and explore the pages: ‘Learning and worship resources’ page offers a variety of information and why not read the blogs and join in the conversation? Please do leave feedback on your visit to the site.
Safeguarding policy statement
At Christ Church we are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer/Lead Recruiter is Paula Lucking, who may be contacted by prior arrangement at church or by email PSO@christchurchsouthend.org.uk.
Local Authority Safeguarding
The local authority in Southend on Sea has established a website covering Safeguarding for children and adults. It can be accessed here:
Alternatively you can make contact via telephone on the following numbers:
For concerns about a child, call the Southend Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Plus (MASH+) on 01702 215007.
For concerns about an adult, call Southend’s Access Team on 01702 215008.
To report concerns outside of office hours, call the Emergency Duty Team on 0845 606 1212.