Re-opening for public worship on Sunday 2 August under COVID-19 safety conditions

After months in lock-down during which our church has been closed to public worship, we are now in a phase of gradual re-opening of things and a return to a new normal.   During the lock-down we have live-streamed services which has maintained regular worship and has involved the full spectrum of our church family.  Whilst we slowly return to safe, inclusive public worship in the church, we will continue to live-stream services so that those who are not able to join with us physically in church will still be able to join with us 'virtually'.

Returning to public worship whilst we remain in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic represents a risk.  Guidelines have been provided by the government and by the church which we will be applying as we prepare to open the church in August. Thank you to all those who filled out the recent survey to help us understand how best to move forward.

For further information on reopening the church, please see the COVID-19 Page.

The Church Office remains closed until further notice.  Please contact us if you need to speak to someone or for support with practical matters or spiritual issues. (See contact details on the right.)

Upcoming live stream services

Below you will find a list of the coming services.  Click the image to watch them at the times advertised.  [All live streaming is done through YouTube.]

After Church Zoom Tea and Coffee Meet

Please join us at 11am after church for a Zoom get-together - if you are in the village or a visitor from the other side of the world!!

Join Zoom Meeting: [Activated on Sunday morning]

Password: [8Shv3b]

Closed Captioning

If you need it, Closed Captioning is available on YouTube videos - click on the CC icon on the bottom right hand side of the YouTube screen. [Note that this facility is only available whilst re-playing YouTube videos - it is not available during live streaming.]

Hope and support in a time of uncertainty

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is facing uncertain times which will impact everyone, including the whole community of South Nutfield and Christ Church.

This is a rapidly moving situation with the news changing daily.  In the midst of these difficulties, however dark the next few weeks may be, the Church is a place of sanctuary, hope, strength and comfort.  The ancient truths of a man called Jesus of Nazareth echo through the centuries where those who came before us faced plagues, world wars and sweeping social changes. These truths still stand today and Jesus reaches out to us, as he did to them.  Jesus reaches out to ALL of us, whether we belong to the church or not.

Please visit this web site regularly to find up-to-date information on what is happening at Christ Church and in the community.   Details can be found on our C-19 Update Page.

Read Revd Len's sermon on preparing spiritually for COVID-19 on his blog:

Welcome to Christ Church South Nutfield

Christ Church is a thriving centre of Christian life and activity and seeks to be a spiritual caring heart to our village community. Our congregation spans ages 0-90+ and we welcome all: those of the Anglican faith, those from other Christian traditions, those who are seeking faith and those who are merely curious.

We would describe ourselves as being on the evangelical end of the Anglican church spectrum, but as a parish church for all local people, seek to offer a variety of styles of Sunday worship, plus other weekday activities. You are welcome to join us at any of our services and there is always an opportunity for a cuppa and chat afterwards.

Sunday Services

Christ Church has a service every Sunday at 10.00 am, following a fixed monthly schedule. Music for worship on 2nd and 3rd Sunday mornings is led by our worship band with modern songs. On the 1st, 4th and 5th Sundays it is led by the organ and choir with more traditional hymns.

Our Church Family Service on the 2nd Sunday of each month is especially geared up to include our children and be accessible and informative for all ages.

Children's Groups and Services

Our children’s groups normally meet twice a month in term time, on 1st and 3rd Sundays (and also on 5th if there is one.) The children come into church for communion towards the end of the service.

We all join together for our Church Family Service on the 2nd Sunday each month.

Little Fishes is a short service for families/carers with children 0-3 on the first Sunday each month. We have songs, story, game, craft, with chat and refreshments after. It takes 30 minutes and then families can choose to stay with us for refreshments or go into church for communion.

Rise and Shine is a short service particularly suitable for primary school children and their parents, held at 9.00am on the fourth Sunday of every month, which includes activities, and is followed by breakfast.

Home Groups

Belonging to a home group is probably the best way of growing as a Christian. A primary purpose is to study the bible but also provide the chance to discuss those questions about faith which need a more in-depth consideration than can be given on a Sunday.


Open House

Open House is aimed at post Alpha candidates, parents/carers/commuters and young adults who find the usual mid week home groups difficult to attend because of work, college and/or young family commitments.

It provides an opportunity to meet in a relaxed atmosphere, to encourage us in our faith, to deepen our knowledge, to grow in the love of Jesus and to be part of a caring and supportive group.  The sessions give time to learn about the bible through The Bible Course, for discussion and worship too.

Open House takes place in the Thompson Room, on the 1st Saturday of each month, 4.50pm, with sessions commencing at 5pm, finishing at 6.30pm.

Sunflower Cafe

The Sunflower Cafe offers everyone a welcome from 10.30 to 12 noon every Wednesday morning in the Christ Church Centre, with tea or coffee and cakes, and the chance to get to know other people in the village. Once a month this incorporates the Hear Here hearing aid service.

Watch the video to see what you are missing!

New to Church?

We understand how hard it is to come through the door of a church for the first time and want you to feel at home, so click the button for a few pointers on what to expect...