Christ Church, Lancaster

Welcome to Christ Church, Lancaster - a vibrant, inclusive worshipping community.  We are a church family committed to sharing God's love and showing our faith in action in our parish and in the wider community. We are also delighted to be an Eco-Church, and a member of the Inclusive Church network, united around the shared vision of "a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate".   

We warmly invite you to join any of our services.. Please check out our website ( and read or download the weekly e-newsletter and other prayer resources.  If you'd like to receive regular information about us, please email [email protected].

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Rev'd Carol Backhouse

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1 East Road


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Evening Prayer

Every Wednesday and Sunday at for 30 mins
Christ Church, Lancaster
Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EA, United Kingdom

Evening Prayer using Common Worship in the Lady Chapel.

Please check our noticesheet for further details.

Everyday faith

Discover how we can support you to find and follow God in your everyday life.

We’re looking for someone with experience of working with children and families, to me our Children's Ministry Leader



Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are Debbie Steel and Emma Muckalt, who can be contacted on [email protected] or 07547717060

Promoting a Safer Church

Christ Church, Lancaster have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance

A copy of this, and all the information below can be found here: cofe-policy-statement.pdf (

We also display the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church.This is in the entrance hall to Church along with relevant phone numbers and contact details.

All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment and received safeguarding training.

Reporting a concern

If you believe that someone is at risk of immediate harm please call emergency services on 999 Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of your local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance.

Debbie Steel and Emma Muckalt, who can be contacted on [email protected] or 07547717060

The PSO can seek further advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as necessary.

Concerns can also be raised directly with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team

[email protected] Tel: 01254 503088

Assistant DSA, Sophie Booth [email protected] 07468971759

DSA, Catherine Smith, [email protected] 07711485170

Safeguarding Trainer, Andrea Richards [email protected] 07484073146

Safeguarding Administrator, Claudia Aspey [email protected] 01254 503088

Address: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Office Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation's Safeguarding team.

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and that not everyone may want to contact the church directly. Below is a list of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

Thirty One: Eight: 0303 003 1111 (out of hours and weekend safeguarding advice)

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm).

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and Lancashire Council Council Social Services on 0300 1236720

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