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By “classic” I mean that we reflect the spirit of the Church of England as it has long been understood: traditional, but modern; reflective and engaged, but also fun; not too “high” church and not too “low church”; a proper “parish” church, where the bulk of the congregation live very locally and many of them have lived here all their lives (but also love to welcome newcomers and learn from them!)
Here at Christ Church, you’ll find classic Church of England features: a building with beautiful stained glass windows and all the traditional bits and pieces, but also a coffee corner and children’s corner. A classic Parish Communion Service, and a monthly All-Age Communion and a church school. Church fairs and socials………and of course, the odd fall-out – but everybody mucking in and keeping everything (mostly!) going and growing………
Christ Church is united with Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Haslar Road – a church in the Anglo-Catholic [smells and bells!] tradition, with worship conducted in a circle around a central altar.
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Pastoral and Parish Reorganisation
After many months of discussion, the Scheme for Pastoral Reorganisation was “made” on Monday 13th January. This begins a notice and preparation period of six months, so that by July 13th this year, our two parishes will be united with Forton, and create one new parish. The current proposals are that Holy Trinity and Christ Christ remain parish churches, and St John’s, Forton becomes a “Mission Hub” (a centre for community, innovation and new forms of worship, refurbished and renewed by a grant from the Church of England’s “Strategic Development Fund”). There will also be brand new clergy and lay leadership posts, some also funded by the “Strategic Development Fund”. The hope and expectation is that this will bring new life and growth to the church in our part of Gosport, and complement more tradition forms of worship and ministry with new and innovative forms. Father Andy Davis will not be part of the new parish. He is to be Parish Priest in Bramley, Guildford.