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Our Wednesday service resumes as of 19th May – prior booking through the office would be helpful.
We will be restarting services this coming Sunday (23/05), when we will be celebrating Pentecost together. It would help us if you would confirm with the office if you are going to attend. Please arrive by 10:25 in order to be guided to a seat.
Cafe Hub has restarted – outside at present and Monday – Tuesday mornings (10.00 – 12.00) only. Come along for a tea or Coffee (including Barista coffees).
Often at Easter we see pictures of the inside of the tomb where Jesus was buried, with light shining from it. As we start the journey out of Covid restrictions and all the darkness that has been associated with that, the image of the tomb is quite appropriate. I suspect that we are all looking forward to stepping into the warmth of relationships restored, into the light of the spring sunshine and the approaching summer. For the disciples who witnessed the death of Jesus, their world collapsed, the previous three years seemed to have been wasted. They went into isolation, shutting themselves away, not knowing what to look forward to. Easter, the empty tomb, changed all that! The light of Christ again shone in the world, out with the old, in with the new. From that point their lives were changed forever. When we let the light of Christ shine in to our lives, we too are changed. Let’s use Easter to seek Jesus out and let Him find us awake and willing.
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 Paul’s letter to the church in Rome.
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.