Welcome to our parish website. There has been a church on the site of Christchurch Priory for over 1300 years, from the first Saxon building to the glorious Priory Church we see today.
Throughout the centuries, the worship of God, through Jesus Christ his Son and inspired by the Holy Spirit, has been at the heart of the Priory’s life and has fuelled its service to the local community. Very rarely has the voice of praise been stilled within these walls: once during the reign of King John, when the country was under Papal censure; once, at least, because of bubonic plague; and recently as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Our prayer and worship continues, but in new ways.
Services take place with some Covid-safe measures in place and the Sunday morning 10am Eucharist from the Priory will normally be live streamed. We also continue to meet online for Morning Prayer daily (except Sundays). For full details, see the panel on this page.
The Priory Church is open for visitors as well as for private prayer - please ensure you read the latest Covid Update at the top of this page. We look forward to welcoming you.
Please continue to keep yourselves and others safe. God bless you all.
Canon Charles Stewart (Vicar)
We welcome you all warmly to our services, which are normally held at these times
Weekdays and Saturdays
8.30am daily Morning Prayer on Zoom.
For joining details please contact 'Conference' via our contact page.
5pm daily Evening Prayer in the Great Quire at the Priory
Wednesdays 11am Eucharist with Hymns at the Priory
Thursdays 10am Holy Communion at St George's
Thursdays 11am Eucharist at the Priory
In the Priory Church
10am Sung Eucharist
6.30pm Choral Evensong
At St George's
We will not be streaming any Sunday services over the summer.
YouTube playlists of previous services and sermons are available by using the buttons above.
With Covid-related regulations severely restricting our operations, our income is currently considerably reduced while our outgoings remain unchanged. If you are able to make a donation to help us through these difficult times, that would be received very gratefully.
Please either post a cheque made out to PCC of Christchurch to The Administrator, Christchurch Priory, Priory House, Quay Road, BH23 1BX; or make a direct payment by online banking to PCC XCH Freewill, sort code 52-21-34, account number 52428036; or use the ‘DONATE’ button below to make a donation using a debit card. Thank you.
If you pay income tax, please contact the F.W.O Secretary/Treasurer via our contact page to discuss how you can Gift Aid your donation.