Sharing God’s love forms the cornerstone of everything we do at Christ Church and how we live our lives as Christians.
We are on a journey exploring our faith but also helping the wider community.
1. Walking in faith together – To grow together. deepening our faith in God
2. Welcoming strangers and friends – to grow our community welcoming new members.
3. Working for our community – to share and serve our community with generosity.
‘Let all that you do be done in love’
1 Cor 16:14
We’re delighted to have achieved a Silver Award in March 2022. Eco Church is the award scheme for churches who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s Earth and all Creation.
Christian CARE Association, a local charity, urgently needs a Deputy CARE Coordinator to assist the CARE Coordinator in its day to day running. All staff are volunteers and this job should take up the equivalent of two days a week. For more information see notice board at back of church or visit https://christiancaremerton.org.uk/volunteers.html
The Bishop’s Lent Appeal raised £307.50 including Gift Aid and the Easter collection for The Church Mission Society raised £195.
Thank you to all who donated so generously.
On Sunday 11th June during the 10am service Junior Church and Senior Church will take part in a nature survey of the church grounds. We’re hoping to identify more species this year and find out more facts about our tremendous trees.
Look out for our Eco Church Scavenger Hunt which everyone can take part in after the service.
We have special collections throughout the year. The charities we donate to include:
South London Refugee Association,
Our generosity is one of the values that mark us out as Christians. A good proportion of the congregation give regularly and we give thanks for all that you give and do for Christ Church. Our hope is that even more of you will become regular givers.
In June 2022, we started supporting a Syrian refugee family, through the Home Office Scheme. We welcomed the family of four (now five), by finding them accommodation, furnishing their flat and by guiding them through all medical and schooling needs. Now we are helping them to learn English with the aim of preparing them for their future life in the UK.
Our stall is open every Sunday run by members of the congregation. From coffee and dark chocolate to socks, Fair Trade is a business with a commitment to justice for the world’s poor.
The cost of running the church and paying for the Vicar is over £2,700 each week – rising with inflation every day. The stark fact is that we are not even covering our day-to-day running costs, let alone paying for repairs and maintenance required to the church and hall.
Christ Church gets no state funding. Maintaining our church for today and securing it for the future requires continued expense. Our prayer is that our Church may continue to flourish. It can do so – but only with your help.
If you would like to donate to Christ Church please contact the Parish Office at
or download, print and return the Giving Form below.
The 12 th Wimbledon Brownies meet on Wednesdays at the Scout Hut on the corner of Cottenham Park Road and Oakwood Road. We welcome all girls aged 7-10 from all schools and all denominations but those who live locally and those who attend Christ Church are particularly welcome. Contact is Elisabeth Bingham firstname.lastname@example.org
The 12th Wimbledon Guides meet on Tuesday evenings, at the Scout Hut on the corner of Cottenham Park Road and Oakwood Road. We welcome all girls aged 10-14 from all schools and all denominations regardless of whether or not they have been Brownies. Please contact us. Contact Nicolette Ewers email@example.com
Raynes Park Bereavement was set up by Christ Church as part of its outreach programme in 2014. There are 12 volunteers who meet with people who have been bereaved on a one-to- one basis. The service receives most of its referrals (about 60 per year) from local GP surgeries. If you (or anyone you know who lives in the area) would like to make use of our service, please call 07914 263420 or email
A priest in the Church of England
A new Vicar is being sought
Two people elected re present the congregation
Tish Mousell firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Grainger email@example.com
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) 2022-2023
Elected to serve until May 2023
Judy Luddington* (Hon Secretary)
Elected to serve until May 2024
Elected to serve until May 2025
John Davey (Hon Treasurer)
Flis Banks (ex-officio Reader)
Merton Deanery Synod Members 2020-2023
(Ex officio on PCC)
*Eligible to stand for a further 3-year term
Our stall is open every Sunday run by members of the congregation.
Fair Trade is business with a commitment to justice for the world’s poor. Fair Trade is based on long-term partnerships with producers in the global south, guaranteeing suppliers a fair price for their products so that they can earn enough to support their families and communities.
Traidcraft run programmes in developing countries, supporting poor and vulnerable people to get a better deal from trade. They often focus on small, marginalised groups, creating long term partnerships and they also campaign to transform the way trade works.
For a wider range of products there is a Traidcraft catalogue and you can also order online at www.traidcraftshop.co.uk
We have special collections throughout the year and there are specific charities that we donate to.
Currently we are supporting:
1. South London Refugee Association https://www.slr-a.org.uk
2. Church Mission Society https://churchmissionsociety.org
3. Christian Aid https://www.christianaid.org.uk
4. A Rocha Kenya https://www.arocha.or.ke
5. Children’s Society, https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk
6. Faith in Action https://www.faithinaction.co.uk
7. Christian CARE Association https://www.christiancaremerton.org.uk
We also collect for emergency appeals for example we recently held a collection for Ukraine.
Christ Church hall is a separate building next to the Church and it was fully refurbished in 2019. The sprung wooden floor makes it an ideal venue for ballet and dance classes as well as yoga and pilates. With the modernised kitchen it is also brilliant for Children’s parties. For enquiries about hiring the hall please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ Church Hall, 2a Cottenham Park Road, London, SW20 0RZ (just down from the corner of Copse Hill and Cottenham Park Road)
• Seats 120 (100 at table)
• Hall dimensions: approx 50ft x 30 ft / 15m x 9m excluding stage area
• Disabled access & toilets
• On-site parking for 6 cars
•New heating and air-cooling system
• Fully equipped kitchen including automatic water boiler
We are here to help you if you would like to hold a funeral service in church for your loved one. It is not necessary for the deceased or their family to have been church goers. We can also conduct a full funeral service at a crematorium for those who live in the parish of Christ Church. It is usual for the funeral director to make direct contact with us but please contact the Parish Office
if you have any queries.
We are always pleased to discuss marriage with those who live in the parish of Christ Church or who can establish a Qualifying Connection with Christ Church. It may also be possible to be married at Christ Church where either or both parties have been divorced. Please contact the Parish Office at email@example.com to arrange a time to discuss marriage.
We are willing to consider preparing children to receive Holy Communion from about the age of 7-8 and subsequently we encourage young people to wait until they are at least 11-years-old before making the ‘adult’ step into church life at confirmation. Confirmation groups also run each year for adults who would like to make a commitment to church
life. Please contact the Parish Office firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Baptisms are conducted on Sunday mornings either during the 10am service on the first Sunday of the month or at 12 noon on a convenient Sunday. We are always pleased to discuss baptism for those who live in the parish of Christ Church. Visit www.achurchnearyou.com to see if you live in the parish. Please contact the Parish Office at email@example.com for more details.