Christ Church, Watford

Welcome to Christ Church.

For the latest news on services and events, visit

Our main service is at 11.00 on Sundays.

We also usually have a service at 10.00 on Wednesdays.

Our services are mostly Morning Prayer, Service of the Word or Holy Communion: we have a varying pattern at the moment. Our notice sheet advertises the next service.

There is usually a service at St Mark's at 9.30 on Sundays as well.

The 5th Sunday of the month is usually a joint service: either at Christ Church or St Mark's.

Covid 19:

For services in church, please respect others’ social distancing; continue to wear a mask if you wish. We are playing music and singing. Please wash or sanitise your hands on arrival. If you feel unwell, please do not come.

At communion services, please come up to receive the bread; if you wish you may dip the wafer in the chalice (intinction).

The livestream Bible study is in abeyance at the moment, but is usually on Wednesdays at 1pm

Livestream Compline (late evening prayer) with space for free prayer most Thursdays at 8 pm for about 20 mins.

Contact us to find out how to join in our livestream activities.

The Food Bank is open on Thursday mornings at Christ Church Hall as usual

 You can find materials for worship and prayer here and on the Church of England website

You can contact us by email or by phone (see the Get in touch tab) and give us any requests for prayer. If you are self-isolating and need help with shopping or just a phone call, please ask us.

On the news/notices part of our pages here you can find prayers for the Corona virus outbreak. You'll also find the Sunday notice sheet.

We are a small but growing church with an accent on working with children and young families. We have Sunday School or activities for children during the Sunday service using the café area at the back of church. Overall our worship style is traditional but transitioning into something more contemporary.

Our main Sunday service starts at 11.00, finishing around 12.00 (see services tab for details)

Everyone is welcome at all of our services and we have people from many different cultures in our congregations. Children (especially lively ones) are very welcome and there's plenty of space for small, active, people to move around during the services.

To find out about our weekday work with children and families, visit the Lift Off! website at 

Christ Church and St Mark's Watford is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St. Albans’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Christ Church & St Mark's Parish Office, St Mark's Church , Leggatts Way, Watford

WD24 5NQ

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What's on

Morning Prayer / Service of the Word / Holy Communion (Common Worship)

Every First, Second, Third, Fourth Sunday at for 50 mins
Christ Church, Watford
Christ Church St Albans Road Watford, WD24 5BD, GB

Followed by the Fairtrade stall. This will take place every week unless a Joint Service is taking place on the 5th Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome at this service which includes groups for younger children (aka Sunday school or activity sheets) meeting in the coffee area at the back of church. The worship includes hymns, Bible readings, prayers and a talk which aims to apply the content of the Bible readings to everyday life. We invite you to stay for a warm or cold drink after the service. See the latest notice sheet for information on next Sunday's service.

Some 50% of our food comes from small scale farmers around the World. Too many of them are ripped off, are exploited and live in poverty. Fair Trade Fortnight is a yearly reminder to support them with our purchasing power.