Christ Church, Burntwood

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Welcome to Christ Church,Burntwood in the County of Staffordshire.

The church of Christ Church is part of the Burntwood Chase Team benefice serving the communities of Burntwood, Hammerwich, Chase Town, Chase Terrace & Boney Hay.

In 1818 the inhabitants of Burntwood, who up to then had been precluded from any place of worship, and being at the inconvenient distance of four miles from their parish church (St. Michael's, Lichfield),appealed for a place of worship on the grounds of the distance to go to Lichfield for baptisms, marriages and burials. A meeting was held in the Chapter House of the Cathedral to consider the question of building and endowing a Chapel at Burntwood.It was reported that Sir Robert Peel had given half an acre of land for the site, and the Marquis of Anglesey, as Lord of the Manor, had presented 29 perches of waste land to be added.The sum of £655.10 was subscribed by persons who were not possessed of any property in the hamlets (Burntwood, Edial and Woodhouses), and £447.1s.6d by persons possessing property or residing therein.The chapel is described in an old directory as:"built almost entirely of red bricks, this edifice can hardly be described as a handsome structure, it had the misfortune to be constructed in an age when - to use the words of Sir Roger de Coverley - church work was slow, and when ugliness of design and in some cases almost utter absence of ecclesiastical taste, were unfortunately but too prevalent".We who use it certainly do not subscribe to the aforementioned view and would urge each and everyone of you to make up your own minds! You will be warmly welcomed.

Our worship services are based upon Common Worship, with an all-age Family services in the morning and quieter Celtic and Northumbrian Services in the evening. 

We have a Robed Choir each Sunday Evening with organ accompaniment. A Music (Singing) Group leads our  morning services, with piano accompaniment and occasionally other musicians.

When visiting us do not forget to visit the UK’s smallest park next door. Created in 1863, the park commemorates the marriage of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, and Princess Alexandra of Denmark.

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Revd.Margaret Mattocks
The Vicarage
Church Road
(01543) 304239 (Marg Mattocks) or 01543 642187 (Church Office)

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Holy Communion
Traditional Communion (Order One)
Fifth Sunday joint with St Johns Community Church - Chase Terrace at 0830am
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for 35 minutes
Common Worship
Family Communion
An Informal Family Communion service based upon Common Worship. At this service the children leave us for part of the service to take part in JAM (Jesus and Me) This is not a quiet service!
First Sunday can incorperate a Baptism service. Fifth Sunday is an Agape service.
Every first third and fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Messy Church
A family friendly act of worship with songs old & new. The whole congregation are asked to get involved with an "active & messy" sermon slot.
In term time the Uniformed Youth join us for this act of worship
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Worship
A family friendly act of worship with songs old & new. The children will join the JAM Group (Jesus & Me) for part of the service. This is NOT a quiet service !
Every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Baptism Service
A Baptism Service for babes in arms to adults. If you wish to arrange a Baptism, please come to the Church Vestry at 6.30 p.m.on any Monday evening.
Please contact The Vicar on 01543 304239 to find out more.
Every third Sunday at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Celtic Evening Service
A Quiet evening service with hymns following the style of the Iona & Northumberland communities.
Fifth Sunday is a benefice service rotating round each church.
Every first and fifth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Celtic Holy Communion
Sung Holy Communion following the style of the Iona Community
Third Sunday is joint with St. John Hammerwich at Hammerwich at 5.30pm. Please note if snow/ice this service will be held at Christ Church.
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship


Weddings & Baptisms Enquiries
Each Monday Evening of the month from 6.30 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. when the Vicar or another member of the Ministry Team is available at Church to advise on availability of dates for Weddings and Baptisms.
This facility is not available where a Bank Holiday falls on a Monday.
Every Monday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Music Group Rehearsal
Practice time for the Singing Group
Every Monday at 8:00 PM for 1 hour


Mothers Union
The Mothers Union is now the Burntwood Chase Benefice Mothers Union and meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month normally in the Church . Please contact Mrs. Dorothy Latimer on (07585) 272927 for further details.
Every second Tuesday at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Solo Group
A chance for those who live alone to join with others to share a period of time together. Speakers at some meetings. Two outings each year to Theatre etc.,.The group meets in the Vestry on the first Tuesday of the Month
Every first Tuesday at 8:00 PM for 1 hour


Midweek Communion
Traditional Holy Communion (Order One)
Every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Coffee & Chat
An informal chance to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea (no charge) and share the issues of the day with each other
Every first Wednesday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Healing and Wholeness Service
Every last Wednesday at 7:30 PM for ½ hour
Mens Group
The MOB (Men of Burntwood) meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at St Matthews Sports & Social Club.
Every second Wednesday at 8:00 PM for 2 hours


3C's Group
The Ladies Group (3Cs) meet in the church on the 3rd Thursday of each month, with occasional organised excursions
Every third Thursday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours


Walking Group
A walk of 4/5 miles held every month ,
Every last Friday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Choir Practice
Practice time for the Formal (Robed) Choir
Every first and third Friday at 7:30 PM for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Public telephone accessible to wheelchair users

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome

Stained Glass Floodlight


Bible Study
wifi Free wifi      

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Audio-Visual Hall for Hire Main church can be hired for Fairs and other activities by arrangement. Contact Admin Office.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4188
Diocesan ID: 20/24
Built: 1819
Architect: Andrew Hayward
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Archdeaconry: LICHFIELD (201)
Deanery: LICHFIELD (20102)
Parish Legal Name: Burntwood (200024 )
CofE Church Info: (620024 20/24)
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The current editor is: Michael Holmes

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This page was last updated on Monday 2nd October 2017
Christ Church : Church Road, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7 9EA - On the corner of Church Road and Farewell Lane approximately 400 yards from crossroads on A5190

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