At Christ Church we have a range of activities for the older members of our church family.
Prime Time is an exciting ministry for those over 50. There are regular activities including walks, table tennis, a monthly Coffee, Cake & Chat, and afternoon teas on various Sundays. A number go away on holiday together for a week in June. The main feature of Prime Time is the summer activity week which takes place in early August. Lasting four days it provides a wide variety of options including talks, discussions, play readings, creative activities, games, walks and trips out.
Thursday Fellowship is a caring, supportive group for older people. We meet twice a month, starting with refreshments and time to chat before an informal church service. We celebrate Communion once a term and have lunches twice a term. We pray that everyone who comes will feel welcomed, know God’s love for them individually and grow in faith.
This is a group for older men (as a guide, those aged 50 and over). We meet monthly, providing an opportunity for men to get to know one another better, to enjoy each other’s company and to encourage mutual support as needs arise. MWM organises visits to places of interest, and these usually include a pub lunch. We also have indoor meetings, which are generally in the afternoon in a group member’s home. Sometimes we have a speaker and at other times we may provide our own content, such as sharing pieces of music or book reviews. Our meetings usually provide opportunities to discuss issues of life and faith.
Gents Who Lunch
An informal group for men drawn from both the Long Furlong and Northcourt Road sites who are either “between jobs” or retired, plus friends who are not members of Christ Church but have links with us. The group meets for an inexpensive lunch on the third Tuesday of each month (except for December), to develop friendship and share support. We meet at 12:30pm in The Spread Eagle pub on Northcourt Road; the typical lunch cost is £5 - £8. If you would like to join us please contact the Church Office for more details, preferably 1-2 weeks in advance.
Care and Residential Homes
Teams from Christ Church lead monthly services for residents in Fountain Court and Abingdon Court homes.