Serving is one of our core values at Christchurch and there are many different opportunities for getting involved. It’s a great way to make a difference, reflect the love of Jesus in practical ways, build community, and feel connected to the mission of the church.

Explore how God has shaped you to serve
We offer the opportunity of taking a fresh look at how God has shaped you to serve Him in what we call The SHAPE course.
Over two evenings you’ll look at the acronym S.H.A.P.E. which summarises 5 ways that God is shaping us to serve others within the church and in the wider world (your Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality & Experiences in life).
At each session you’ll be introduced to the different elements of your SHAPE profile and the tools available to help you explore and discover your unique shape for ministering God’s grace. There will be a team of people available to guide you through the process and where appropriate help you connect with a ministry leader.
If are interested in doing a SHAPE course, for the date of the next course, or to find out more, please talk to Nicola Redmond, John Graham or Andrew Hemmens or contact

Below is list of ministries and groups and the leaders for each. You can click on most of the name below in order to contact them by email. Alternatively, contact the office who can forward your request to the relevant leader, or use the MyChuchSuite directory to contact them directly.

If an email link doesn’t work, please let us know!

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Alpha CourseSimon Cragg or Tim Ottewell
Audio-visual Visual Media: Glenys Walker
Audio: Matt Rowe
Streaming Production: Oli Redmond
BaptismAndrew Hemmens or Simon Cragg
Big Questions & Life QuestionsPeter Cashman or Simon Cragg
Body and Soul CaféDebbie Stables
Chair Based exercise groups (Reach Out)Jane and Paul Tosswill
Children’s ministry Claire Moberly
Church setupCatherine Rowe (Office) or Stefan Stefanov
Deaf Ministry (BSL)Alison Graham
FinanceHarold Snow
Fun 4 FamiliesJo Young
HarvestersGareth Evans
Life GroupsAde Weetman or Nicola Redmond
Meals for mumsAneetha van der Colff
Money MattersPaul Gosbee
MembershipLaura Black or Andrew Hemmens
iPicture ThisJill Young
International MissionMike Hoodless
Parish NursingBarbara Griffiths
Parkway Local Team Catherine Chastney
Parkway CrawlersClaire Moberly
Peartree TotsClaire Moberly
Prayer ChainCilla Johnson
Property & Maintenance TeamMatt Rowe
RefreshmentsLaura Black
SisterSoul (women’s ministry)Sam Cragg
St Andrew’s Care Home servicesCilla Johnson
Christchurch Community Space (Drop-In)Jo Moore 
Welcome TeamsLaura Black or Eric Watterson
Worship groupsSimon Cragg
Youth ministrySimon Cragg