A message from the Vicar:
Welcome to our parish website. Our churches may be shut, but the people of our three churches – Christchurch Priory, St George’s at Jumpers and St John’s at Purewell – are still worshipping the risen Christ, serving our communities, and caring for the vulnerable, as we are able.
We look forward to being able to welcome you in person to one of our services, or as a visitor to the Priory Church, one of the great churches of England. For now, you can participate in one of our services: the most recent online services can be found lower on this page; access to previous services is by clicking on the blue ‘Services archive’ button. The ‘Newsletters’ button takes you to the weekly pastoral letter from one of the clergy. From the front page you can also access ‘Pause for Prayer and a Prelude’, which features organ music played by our Director of Music, and the 'Daily Reflection'. The 'Articles' button takes you to a selection of articles that you may find of interest.
At the top of this page there is a link to our contact details during the coronavirus lockdown, including the email address if you need practical help, and phone number if you need to speak to one of the clergy.
Thank you for your virtual visit. I hope the further information about our churches and the life of our parish, which can be found elsewhere on this website, will be helpful in planning your actual visit to Christchurch when the time comes. Please continue to keep yourselves and others safe. May the blessing of the risen Christ be with you all.
Canon Charles Stewart
With the Priory being closed for services and visiting, 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 yellow ‘DONATE’ button at the foot of this page 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.
Midweek Eucharist, Wednesday 27th May
Click here for today's Order of Service
7pm "Thy Kingdom Come", Sunday 24th May
9.30am Eucharist, Sunday 24th May
The order of service can be viewed by clicking here: Sunday 24th May
The service will be available to watch here from 9.30am
Previous Sunday services and sermons are available in the archive using the buttons above.
Use the button towards the top of this page to access a number of articles.
New Article: Rev'd Jonathan Evans writes about the life of Jesus in John's Gospel: Abundant Life