But seek you first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be given you
Matthew 6:33



Welcome to Christchurch Abbeydale

We offer a warm welcome to all.  Christchurch is an ecumenical church which embraces four Christian denominations, Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Church, worshipping together as one congregation.  Whether you already belong to one of these denominations or not you are most welcome. 

We welcome children of all ages. A crèche is available for pre-school children. There is Junior Church for children aged 5 to 11 and ‘The Core’ for children aged 11 years +. Children stay with us for the first part of the service and then go with the youth leader to take part in planned activities 


Thy Kingdom Come
Familiar words… we say them almost every week in the Sunday service. They are used by individuals and groups of people every day in every part of the world and spoken in all the languages of the world. This year the phrase has been used as the title of a focused period of prayer in the 11 days from Ascension to Pentecost.
This initiative of global prayer has grown from small beginnings to be picked up by all the mainstream churches. During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone
who participates will deepen their friendship with Jesus, bring others to know Jesus or know him better, and come to know that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer.
At the end of this special period of prayer we will come together in Church on Pentecost evening, Sunday 4th June for a church prayer meeting. I hope you will want to be present and, if you are content to do so, to share some of your story of prayer.
Since the last Chronicle the Annual Church meeting has been held and some notes from that are below. I am grateful for the work done for this church and want to say “Thank you” to all who contribute. The coming year will bring issues that need addressing (every year does!) not least pulling together what happens when I depart. Please pray for those involved in this process; please pray for this church and its people. If you are not sure where to start look at the church diary and pray for the events of the day.

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Steve Davies,

Minister of Christchurch Abbeydale


Welcome to all the family


Alison, Steve and daughter Sian


Relocation of an earlier Christchurch Cross & Foundation Stone

The Foundation Stone was originally in the outside wall by the main entrance to the Community Centre

The Cross was kept in the small church rooms at the Community Centre and brought out into the Badminton Hall when services were held

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During ‘Work Week’ the Foundation Stone was relaid in the wall of the

back rooms at Christchurch with the Cross above


Christchurch’s first real ‘home’ was the Community Centre and with recent alterations there the foundation stone was made available to us

1988 Community Centre F.JPG