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Tier 4 – tears 4 many
We think that it is unwise to encourage people to gather together for a church service when we are no longer allowed to meet others unless it is one person and outside.
Therefore, services are available via Zoom only until further notice
All our services are via the Zoom link only, due to the Tier 4 lockdown. Please use our contact page to request a link.
The New Year – 2021 – is upon us. Yet again we find ourselves in a lockdown as a nation with rising numbers in our local hospital. All the front line staff and those who support them in many ways need our prayers they risk themselves in order to benefit others. I’m quite sure we are all hoping and praying for an end to the Covid pandemic, but that seems a while away still. It may well be towards the summer, then it will great to get the BBQ out and enjoy having people around. But, there is still a lot to go through, perhaps pain and loss and we need to hold together and support one another. If we have learnt anything from this virus it is the need to support each other in many different and varied ways. As a church family we take our strength from our faith in Jesus Christ, who knows our suffering and pain; he went through it for us. My prayer is that, in the darkness we may find ourselves in, Jesus may be the true light that leads to hope and joy in the times to come. May 2021 be a year of blessings.
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 Revelation. The readings are those from the New Testament (at present the letters of Paul to the church in Thessalonica) set for morning prayer.
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.