Our Mission Statement: "To enable everyone to be maturing followers of Christ, who experience and live out God’s love in every part of their lives.
Prayer Emphasis Day
Today is our monthly prayer emphasis day. We encourage you to spend time today praying for our church, our ministry and our mission. The Prayer Room will be availableat 9.30am-10am, Noon to 12.30pm, and 6pm to 6.30pm for people to gather to pray, but do feel to pray when and wherever you are able.
Church Family News
Church general account: delighted by the generosity of God’s people towards our final Halls amount, we have seen few new donors so our deficit continues. Can you set up a Standing Order for £30/month (just a £1 a day to help cover our church’s running costs?). 40-52-40 / 00020562 / Christ Church PCC
Gifts can still be made to our special HRV account: Christ Church PCC Bedford / 40-52-40 / 00024581 / Ref: HRV [your surname].
Home of Hope Malawi Thank you for supporting the quiz and garden party, and for all the generous donations of items for the team to take out to Malawi with them as they leave today (28th July).
Please pray for leaders, Alex, Kay, Simon, Jo and Tinde, and the team of young people, Stanley, Rosie, Anna, Annie, Bethany, James and Cherith.
Cake Sale this Sunday As part of her National Citizen Service Chiemerie Alozie (with a friend) will have cakes available after the 10am service. Donations for the Malawi Orphan Fund will be gratefully received and will be sent to the Home of Hope.
Other church activities
Ladies Social at Bedford Park Pavilion Thursday 1st August from 7.30-9pm. Come and join the 22 ladies who have already signed up. Ladies of all ages welcome so do add your name to the list, contact Rachel Bennett or just turn up.
Beach TripThe coach to Hunstanton on Saturday 10th August for our day at the beach is now full, but with cars also going we will manage to secure places for everyone so no one is disappointed. Nearly 70 of us going so far for some fun fun fun on the beach and all that Hunstanton offers! Contact Rachel Bennett for more details.
Helping Hands Day On Saturday 17th August from 9am-4pm we will be holding a Helping Hands Day. Sign up for when you can join us or just turn up even for a short clean, 'many hands make light work'! All ages very welcome!
Create! Saturdays 10th and 17th August 10am-1pm, Christ Church Halls. Bring along your favourite creative hobby and enjoy homemade refreshments, music and company. Optional lino printing workshop (by ticket only) available during the session. More details pick up a flyer from the Hub. Suggested donation £4.50 (and £2 extra for optional workshop)
Bike n' Hike 2019 This annual event in aid of the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust takes place on Saturday 14th September. If you would like to take part, either on foot, by bike or by car, gathering sponsorship for the number of churches you visit between 9am and 5pm on that day, information packs are now available in the Hub.
Confirmation (and/or Baptism) – our next such service is Sunday 24th November at 10am with Bishop Michael. This is a great opportunity to affirm publicly your faith. Anyone interested in exploring Confirmation (and/or Baptism), please speak to Richard Hibbert. Opportunities to discuss faith, God and Confirmation will be Tuesday evenings from 7.30-9pm, beginning 17th September.
Spring Harvest 2020Richard and Sarah Hibbert, and others are going to Minehead 2 from 13th-17th April 2020 and are looking for others to join them. Please let Richard know ASAP if interested. (Spaces for couples/singles in shared accommodation available)
Open The Book Holiday Club - Wed to Fri 28-30 August, 10am-2pm: three-day holiday club based on the Open The Book style of storytelling. Places for the holiday club are still available - book your child’s place TODAY
"Messy Family Fun" Help needed Jobs available - help to set up/set down, general helpers, food preparation etc. Sessions will all run 11.00am-1.00pm on: Wed 14th August. For more information, offers of help to Becky Guynn.