For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
Ephesians 2:8


Church Officers.

IMG_1786R.jpg Chairman/Minister

Revd. Peter Clarkson

IMG_1417R.jpgVice Chairman: 
David Evans.

2015-08-23 11.50.22.jpgChurch Secretary:
Chris Pearce

Susan Hill

Audrey Staite

Safeguarding Officer:
Maureen Godden

2015-08-09 11.38.43R.jpgChildren and Young People:
Carol Terry

IMG_1430R.jpgEvangelism, Outreach and Prayer:
Val Stephens

Val Doll.

External Communications and Publicity

Wider Church Relationships:
Chris Draycott

IMG_1403R.jpgDavid Barber

IMG_1435R.jpgRevd. Norman Whitaker.


The Church Council meets monthly and reviews the life of the church across all the areas of church life, and ensures that the Aims and Objectives are respected. 

The use of the building by Community and other Groups remains high.

Following ratification of a revised and updated Constitution by Denominational Partners, the 2016 Annual Church Meeting formally introduced this Constitution. No updates were introduced during the year.

Council expresses its thanks on behalf of the Church to our former minister, Reverend Steve Davies, who retired during the period, for his invaluable service to Christchurch.  We also express our thanks to the Reverends Christine Birkett, Robert Draycott, Vernon Godden, Norman Whitaker and our Reader, Frank Heggs for all the work they have done and for their contribution during our Interregnum.

David Evans, Norman Whitaker, Christine Draycott, David Barber, and Frank Heggs were elected to Council by the Annual Church Meeting.  David Evans was elected by Church Council as Vice-Chair, Chris Pearce as Church Secretary and Howard Francis as Treasurer.  Susan Hill was co-opted to Council in September 2018 and was nominated by Council as Treasurer elect, to take over from the Treasurer at a suitable point in 2019.

Your Chronicle

Did you realise that production of the Chronicle involves a whole team of people?

We acknowledge the work, time and dedication of the following people who are responsible for the Chronicle magazine:

Editor: Mike Wood
Printing / duplicating: David & Kath Barber

In addition, we have regular and occasional contributors who we depend on for articles and updated information. Email and the Internet have helped considerably in the transfer of information.

Note that Malcolm Brader and Daniel Tuck are currently looking at upgrading the Christchurch Website.

The other people to mention are you, the readers - we would welcome any contributions you would like to make

 The print run is now 150 Chronicles plus extras as required.

There is no charge for the Chronicle - but donations are welcome towards the cost. We don’t like to waste resources so we rely on people telling us (David Barber or Mike Wood) that more are required and more will be run off.