Please note that the Annual Church Meeting was held on 20th October 2020 and the Church Wardens were elected. They are Alison Saxton and Julia Stevens and we look forward to working with through the difficult times ahead this winter.

Genesis Shop

posted 22 Nov 2020, 01:31 by Anita Campbell

 Each year, usually in May, CCD supports the charity ‘Genesis Project’ on the Manor estate, with good quality second hand clothes for them to sell in their shop. Due to COVID-19 they were closed during the summer but are now hoping to open to help some of the poorest families in Sheffield this Christmas. They are in need of new and good second hand toys, to sell at reduced prices.
Paul and Mary have kindly agreed that we can use their workshop as a collection point, from where they will be delivered to the Genesis shop. Please contact Sarah in the office if you have any donations. She will either give you Paul’s phone number if you want to arrange to deliver them yourself, or will arrange for collection from your home if necessary.

This is dependent on us coming out of lockdown on 2nd December. Please bring any donations in plastic bags, so that they can self-clean by being left for 72hours. Donations will be taken to the Genesis shop on 8th and 15th December.
Thank you in advance for your contributions to this very needy cause, so that these children can have a great Christmas after such a tough year.

Church services suspended

posted 5 Nov 2020, 13:48 by Anita Campbell   [ updated 5 Nov 2020, 13:49 ]

From now until further notice the church will be closed for services due to the government restrictions in view of the escalating numbers of Covid 19 cases. 
When the restrictions are lifted the church wardens will carry out risk assessments to ensure that services only recommence in a safe & covid secure manner.
The church continues to be open 12-4pm every Thursday afternoon for private prayer & reflection.


posted 25 Oct 2020, 10:12 by Anita Campbell   [ updated 8 Nov 2020, 00:34 by Andy CCDore ]

Sunday 1st November we have our annual memorial service when we remember those who have died in this past year. We will also be remembering all those lives touched by the COVID pandemic. Please join us at the 10am service with the usual link.
Sunday 8th November is Remembrance Sunday and the virtual service will focus on "We will remember them." In addition there will be a poppy net on the side of Church from 3pm on November 7th through to 11th  where you can place your poppy. You may wish to use a bought poppy or make your own. A half term project for young and old is to make poppies from used plastic bottles.
We are supporting the Royal British Legion fundraising and ask you to go to their website and donate as you feel able.
In addition to the poppy net on Church we are encouraging others to lay a wreath at the war memorial after the service throughout the day within Tier 3 guidance. 

Sunday Service update

posted 2 Oct 2020, 08:59 by Anita Campbell

The procedure for accessing the Small Sunday Service in Church has altered. When you book in you will be asked for your contact telephone number(s) and you will not have to give this at the door. You will be shown straight to your seat by the steward. The number of couples we can accommodate is limited to 4 couples. Others will be seated in individual places. The total numbers in Church to maintain a 2m distance is 20.

Knitting hearts for Christmas

posted 14 Sept 2020, 01:44 by Anita Campbell   [ updated 31 Oct 2020, 03:03 by Andy CCDore ]

Christ Church is recruiting people to knit or sew small hearts of any colour or pattern for a Christmas project to reach out to our community. Are you interested?
They are needed by 1st December and can be dropped off at the Parish Office. You can see a picture of them on the file attached below. The pattern to use can be found here:

We are so looking forward to Christmas and our lovely knitting team is getting on with preparations. Here is a sneak preview. ( See the photo below) Watch this space and see all our plans for Christmas coming together.

Small Sunday service

posted 27 Aug 2020, 12:49 by Anita Campbell   [ updated 12 Sept 2020, 04:38 ]

From Sunday 13th September 2020, Christ Church Dore will begin to hold small Sunday services at 5.30pm.  These will alternate between Communion and Evening Prayer.  To be inclusive, one Evening Prayer a month will be Book of Common Prayer and one in Common Worship.

Due to the social distancing constraints from Covid-19, under the government and Church of England guidance, we are limited to 20 people in our church building at these services (including the priest).  

At communion, the celebrant will prepare, bless and consume both bread and wine themselves, but they will only share bread with the congregation.

There will be no music or singing.

 We are introducing a booking system for these services, and admission will only be allowed on a pre-booked basis.  Your name(s) will be added to a list, which will be given to the service steward.

Bookings will open 2 weeks before each service, via a telephone call to the parish office.  (Telephone number 0114 2363335).  The office is available Monday-Wednesday, 9am-3pm.  (For the first service this will be 1stSeptember due to the bank holiday.)  

Once all spaces for a particular service have been allocated, you may be asked if you want to be put on the list for the following week.

The services are available to members of all our congregations, and to any members of the public who wish to attend.  To give everyone the opportunity, within the limited numbers we have available, it may not be possible that you can attend each week.  

We require you to comply with social distancing guidelines, wear face coverings at all times, and use the sanitiser gel provided. We also request you provide contact details on a consent sheet to enable NHS Test and Trace to perform their work to control the virus from spreading.   Not all pews will be available, to comply with social distancing requirements.  You will be shown to an available seat by the service steward, who will have the list of the attendee for each service.


It is important that we work together to maintain this safe environment for all who wish to spend time in the sacred space of our church building. Therefore it is important that if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 after attending one of our church services you inform the Parish Office 0114 236 3335 and leave a message so that we may contact any others who may have come in contact with you.

Church re-opens for private prayer and reflection

posted 13 Aug 2020, 02:56 by Anita Campbell   [ updated 2 Nov 2020, 04:14 ]

Christ Church Dore church building will be open for a limited period each week for silent private prayer and reflection.  This will be between 12noon and 4pm, each Thursday. This is allowed and continuing during lockdown.

There will be stewards, and there will be designated pews available for you to sit.  There will be a restriction on how many people can be in church at any one time.

We have worked hard to ensure that we follow the government and Church of England guidelines to provide a safe and healthy building.  

We require you to comply with social distancing guidelines, wear face coverings at all times, and use the sanitiser gel provided. We also request you provide contact details on a consent sheet to enable NHS Test and Trace to perform their work to control the virus from spreading.  It is important that we work together to maintain this safe environment for all who wish to spend time in prayer in the sacred space of our church building. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 after visiting our building please leave a message on the Parish Office telephone answerphone 0114 236 3335


Alison Saxton and Julia Stevens, Churchwardens

2nd November 2020

Church Hall

posted 21 Apr 2019, 08:42 by Anita Campbell

The Parish Church Council (PCC) met on 12th February to review comments, questions and suggestions which were received, both verbally and in written form, at the recent open meeting. They are very grateful for the level of interest in the future of the hall.
The PCC reiterates that they wish to retain the hall for community use. 
A working group has been formed which will further evaluate different models of maintaining and developing the hall, and will report back to the PCC by the end of March. Following that we will communicate again, both with those individuals and groups who have expressed interest in the running of the hall, and with the community as a whole. 16th February 2019

Building Project

posted 2 Mar 2014, 07:17 by Vicar Dore   [ updated 16 Feb 2019, 05:58 by Andy CCDore ]

Building Project at Christ Church Dore

In February this year, the PCC and I announced that a development project was to go ahead.  Since then there has been necessary preparation and further planning behind the scenes. PCC took the view that we should explain the decision taken and the process we intend to adopt over the next few months.


Having spread the ideas net widely, and over many years of discussions, through 2012 and 2013, members of the church family looked at details of 2 plans: ‘option 4a’ and simple refurbishment. When the Building Development Group met in December 2013 it was clear that neither option really addressed the current legal requirements of public buildings, (Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Equalities Act 2010) and the Church of England Guidelines written in response to these Acts. Taking account of these, a discussion took place which led to a modification of our original ‘4a’ plan. The Group also referred to feedback from the church family about the options and our Purposes Statement. At the conclusion of this meeting there was a feeling that in addition to complying with current Law, the modified proposal would reflect our theology of equality and human value and give us greater flexibility of space. The PCC, with a clear majority, agreed with the Building Development Group at a prayerful meeting of 6th February 2014, and formally voted through a Development Plan which will be taken ahead to the Diocesan Advisory Committee. 


In brief summary the PCC approved Plan is a modification of ‘4a,’: there is no balcony, the nave floor will be on one level, all of the furniture will be replaced with flexible seating, the entrance will be lighter and more welcoming, the meeting room and toilets will be improved.  Sound, light and heating will all be enhanced.  The Plan keeps the digital organ we have bought, releasing the pipe organ for possible use by another church. The detail of this will be seen in church once the full drawings, and the walk-through computer presentation, have been produced by our architect.


PCC are forming four subgroups of the new Building Development Group:

  • Building design group led by Richard Knights
  • Fundraising led by Paul Archer
  • Communication and publicity led by Anita Campbell
  • Green issues/use of renewable energy options led by Jackie Butcher


If you have an interest or specific expertise in any of these areas, the convenor of that group would like to hear from you.


The PCC and I are very pleased and excited by the opportunity to develop the building in response to the needs of our church family and our community, and future generations, in a way that is inclusive of all God’s people.



Katie Tupling, Vicar

31 March 2014


New Parish Office

posted 3 Feb 2014, 13:14 by Vicar Dore

Sarah cutting the ribbon on the new Parish Office

On Sunday 2nd February we officially opened the new Parish Office on Townhead Road, a purpose built space for Sarah, our Administrator,  to work in.  Bubbly (well, Schloer! ), chocolates and sunshine added to the occasion as Sarah cut the ribbon, and we got a 'guided tour' of the Office.  Big thanks to Sarah for surviving the winter in the portacabin,  and Peter B who project managed the build. 

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