Anerley: Christ Church, Anerley
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Christ Church is a bible-based church open to God (working through His Spirit) and seeking to make disciples for Jesus.
Christ Church has around 180 adults and children, of different ages and backgrounds, meeting in a modern church building (1990)and includes a recent basement extension known as The Hive.
We see ourselves as a group of people rather than a building. We are a random bunch – lots of families – and adults from mid 30’s on! We are lively, charismatic, friendly and pretty informal. We love the children being in the service, waving banners and seeing how many people they can hit on the head!
Christ Church is serious about Jesus and coming together to worship and encourage one another and to reaching out but we also like to have fun and there is a lot of laughter in our Church.
We are blessed with a large worship team. Our worship style is contemporary with a wide range of instruments as well as the more regular instruments we have banjo, mouth organ, trombone, tuba, saxophone, trumpet, cello, violin and Shofar! We are open to the Holy Spirit during worship times which will often lead into times of open prayer, words of knowledge and the prophetic. We seek to encourage and grow the gifts of the Spirit.
We have a smaller evening congregation of approx 15-30 regulars which meet every week except one when the building is handed to the younger age-group of under 25's for their own style of worship.
We also have a Saturday evening youth meeting for 13-18 year olds held in the church – incorporating games, worship, teaching, discussion, prayer and practice of spiritual gifts. The group has also run a series of topics on the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit/Self-Esteem/Evangelism. Young people have been gaining confidence to ‘preach’ and organize their own meetings occasionally and even to run Sunday morning services for the whole congregation at times.
Christ Church supports a number of local and overseas charities, tithing 10% of income.This includes a number of people who are directly supported (financially, through prayer, and in other ways.
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Rev Matthew Fitter
Christ Church Centre
197 Anerley Road
Tel: (020) 8778 7014 (Parish Office & Fax)
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