August 2022

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July 2022

Plenty to celebrate today. Thanks to the hard work of Rowan Shergold, eco-project worker, members of Local Mission Group and Fabric Committee, we have been awarded the A Rocha Eco Church Silver award.

Autumn events to look forward to.........

As we come through record breaking high temperatures this Summer it seems strange to be looking forward to Autumn. However there is always something going on in Christ Church, whatever the season.

We are planning a Dore's Got Talent event on a Saturday afternoon/evening 15th October. A chance to share some food and watch people of all ages give a short performance according to their talents. We hope our highly acclaimed local celebrity and Lay Evangelist, Jill Mitchell, will be on hand to be our compere.

Also in late September or early October there will be another Rake and Bake event for our community in the Churchyard. We will be clearing up ready for winter and after the main grass cutting in September.

A new event is taking shape in the imaginations of the local mission group. The idea of an alternative to Halloween, for children of all ages, on 31st October in the church and in the churchyard. This will focus on light, as Jesus is, and always will be, the Light of the World. Anyone with ideas about the shape of this, expertise, (perhaps lighting expertise), please contact Diane Capps or Jill Mitchell through the Parish Office on 0114 236 3335.

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Rake and Bake returns

We have kept the insects fed and helped the biodiversity in our churchyard. It is now time for a tidy and all are welcome whether or not you are a member of the church.


Friday Art Club takes off in Community Centre

Thank you to everyone who came to the Friday Art Club in our Community Centre this afternoon.

We had an enjoyable and productive time creating cards with card expert, Diane.

Do join us on Friday 12th August when we’ll be Lino printing.

For more information contact Yvonne on:

June 2022

Brochure for Parish Weekend Away

Booking forms for Parish Weekend Away

Booking forms for Parish Weekend Away

CCD service RA version 11.docx

Changes to the church services risk assessment

In the light of lower levels of circulating coronavirus, the church leadership team has taken the decision to make the wearing of masks in church optional.

Should there be another significant wave we should all be prepared to go back to wearing them to protect the vulnerable.

Churchyard is looking beautiful for Pentecost and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this Sunday.


Thank you Christ Church for all your donations for GENESIS

Lisa and co- worker send a big thank you for all your donations of summer clothes. We have had a car load a week through May. We will be working with Genesis again in November to donate their Christmas toys for the children of S2, The Manor Estate. Please buy and save children's toys over the next 6 months.

Anita and Joan

May 2022

Election results for Churchwardens and PCC members

Alison Saxton and Julia Stevens were elected unopposed as Churchwardens.

The following were elected as members of the Parochial Church Council

Jill Bush, Anita Campbell, Mary Cobbold, Diana Downing.

Annual Meetings in Christ Church 7.30pm Tuesday 17th May

Services Online for livestream

Annual meetings for the papers you need

a poster with text about the new craft sessions. Illustrated with paintbrushes and other materials.

Craft sessions in the Community Centre are starting

A great opportunity to make new friends and explore your creative side.

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May Newsletter

Photo of manager of shop showing our donations of Christmas gifts for children

Lisa the Manager of Genesis Shop showing Christmas gifts donated last November

Genesis Shop

Each May and November we collect for the not for profit shop on Cary Road, Manor Estate. This is a photo of Lisa, the manager, with some of our donations last November. Many people who live on the Manor Estate are struggling with the rising costs to feed and clothe their families. We would like you to donate new and good quality second hand clothes, for the shop to sell on, at low prices. Drop off at Joan Giles garage, if you know it, and ring the Parish Office 0114 2363335, for her address, if you don't. Collections will be delivered throughout May, and last one will be Tuesday 31st May.

Thank you for your generosity.

April 2022

Church Weekend Away 2023 Poster.pdf

Church weekend away Friday May 12th-Sunday May 14th 2023

Behind the scenes there is a plan for a great weekend away taking shape. We want you to get it in your diaries now and plan for the cost. See the poster attached. There will be a way of spreading the cost over 12 monthly payments announced soon. There is no way anyone will be excluded from this as there are funds to help folks who would struggle to find this extra cash. It is a great opportunity to bring everyone together. Mark it in your diaries and look out for further announcements here.

Scan 26 Apr 2022.pdf

A date for your diaries Saturday 25th June 1pm. Everyone welcome.

Easter Services

We hope you can join us for our Palm Sunday services on Sunday 10th April at Christ Church, Dore. This service is also a Baptism service, so you are very welcome to join with the church family in celebrating and supporting this special occasion.

10am - Morning Worship - With Andy Patrick Leading and giving a Reflection.

5.30pm - Evening Prayer with Communion with Andy Patrick Leading and giving a Reflection.

Morning Prayer during Holy Week:

Andy will be in church Monday - Saturday (11th-16th) 8-8.30am during Holy Week for Morning Prayer. You're very welcome to join him if you'd like to.

Easter 2022 CCD.pdf
April 22finalb.pdf

Please join us

The theme of our services and all our meetings at present is 'widening our doors.' Our church is not a building but is a family of Christians. We would like you to join us and we want to hear what you have to say. A good way to engage with your church is to fill in a form (electoral roll form) so we have your consent to e-mail you with news and opportunities. Come along to our annual meeting on 17th May at 7.30pm in the church building and the doors will be wide open with a warm welcome.