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Christchurch Priory


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 this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Our prayer and worship continues, but in new ways.

Services now take place with Covid-safe measures in place and the Sunday morning 10am Eucharist from the Priory will 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 now open for visitors as well as for private prayer - please ensure you follow the Covid-safe instructions. We look forward to welcoming you.

Please continue to keep yourselves and others safe. God bless you all.  

Canon Charles Stewart (Vicar)


Sunday Services

Sunday 19th September

Services will be held at the Priory at 8am, 10am and 6.30pm and at St George's at 9.30am.

The 10am service will be streamed live and the order of service can be viewed here. Junior Church will meet in Priory House - all children up to Year 5 are welcome. 



Thanksgiving Service to Commemorate
the 81st Anniversary of The Battle of Britain

Our 6.30pm service marks Battle of Britain Sunday and will be attended by members of the Royal Air Force Association. Everyone is most welcome to attend.


A recording of each Sunday morning's sermon will be available from Monday and can be accessed here 

YouTube playlists of previous services and sermons are available by using the buttons above. 

(Pause for Prayer and a Prelude archive can also be viewed via the Services button)


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.

Make a donation using Payacharity

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.


Daily Prayer

Morning Prayer: We say Morning Prayer together daily (Mon-Sat) at 8.30 am, using Zoom. We use Common Worship Daily Prayer. The text is available as a free download from the Church of England website, just go to: Daily Prayer . If you would like to join us on Zoom, please contact  'Conference' via our contact page for details. 

Evening Prayer: If you would like to say this office at home, you can find it at: Daily Prayer

Night Prayer (Compline): If you would like to end your day with a quiet and reflective service of Compline (night prayer), you can do so using this link: Daily Prayer 



Prayer Requests

If you would like prayers to be offered for someone or something, please email your request via our contact page and your prayer will be offered during Evening Prayer at 5.00pm. 

Our weekly prayer list contains suggestions for prayers each day, including prayers for people in our parish. You can view it here: Weekly Prayer List 19th September





Foodbank logo 

Please remember the work of our friends at Christchurch Foodbank +

“Food is flying out of the foodbank this summer. For the first time in a long time we are in need of PASTA please and Tins of soup and boxes of cereal (no porridge please) Please add an extra item to your shopping for us.... Thank you so much”
There is a collection point for donations in the Priory Church as well as Sainsbury’s, Waitrose or the Co-op or visit the food bank in St Josephs church on Mondays between 10 and 12.

Alternatively, please support the Foodbank by making a direct donation by bank transfer to 40-52-40 a/c 00015300 using the reference CFBFood.