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
Parish Office
Christ Church Centre
197 Anerley Road
SE20 8ER
(020) 8778 7014 (Parish Office & Fax)

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Morning Worship
First Sunday of the month is our All Age service when the children stay in the service. There is still a creche avaialble for 4 year olds and under.
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments
Informal Worship
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Lord's Supper (Communion Service)
Every second Sunday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours


Coffee Shop
Open Monday & Wednesday mornings in the Lounge for coffee, tea, snacks and soup in the winter. It has a relaxed, informal atmosphere and provides a meeting place and a listening ear.
Except Bank Holiday Mondays
Every Monday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Tunes for Tots Workshop
Music workshops for children (18 months to 5 years) and parents.
Term Time only
Every Monday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
This group meets on a Monday afternoon once a month (unless there is a Bank Holiday in which case it is the second Monday of the month). The group is open to anyone of any age who would like to meet others for chat, friendship, a board game challenge or outings in the summer.
Every first and third Monday at 1:30 PM for 2 hours


Parish Office
The Parish office is open every week day for Hire Applications (children's parties or community meetings), wedding and Banns applications. See our Contact details.
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for 210 minutes
Community Lunch
A free lunch for people in the community who need a little extra support.
Every Tuesday at 1:00 PM for 1½ hours
Beginners in watercolour
Term time only
Every Tuesday at 1:15 PM for 2 hours


Coffee Shop
Open Monday & Wednesday mornings in the Lounge for coffee, tea, snacks and soup in the winter. It has a relaxed, informal atmosphere and provides a meeting place and a listening ear.
Except Bank Holiday Mondays
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Bromley Food Bank
Bromley food bank operates from Christ Church on a Wednesday morning. By referral only.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours


Toddler Group 'Sunbeams'
Group for babies and toddlers up to 4 and their parents/carers held in the Hive every week except during school holidays. Charge of 1 per child
term time only
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Freedom Forum
A group for ex-offenders seeking to put Jesus at the centre of life
Every Thursday at 2:00 PM for 2 hours


Youth Club
A club for 12-17yr olds in the Hive.
Every Friday at 7:45 PM for 1 hour and 45 minutes.


Youth Service
A service for 12-18's with guest speakers.
Every Saturday at 6:30 PM for 150 minutes



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Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9812
Diocesan ID: A0101
Built: 1990
Our Patron: CPAS
Archdeaconry: BROMLEY and BEXLEY (311)
Deanery: BECKENHAM (31101)
Parish Legal Name: Christ Church and St Paul Anerley (310013 )
CofE Church Info: (631013 31/13)
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The current editor is: Janet Homewood

This page was last updated on Tuesday 1st November 2016
Anerley: Christ Church : Anerley Road , Anerley, London, SE20 8ER - on the corner of Anerley Road and Maple road.

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