Activities

This page provides an introduction to the activities that contribute to the life of our church, listed in alphabetical order. Please contact us for further information about any of our groups.

 

Choir

The Choir usually has around eight members, but can have as many as fourteen for special occasions.

Fellowship

There is fellowship at post-Eucharist coffee in the Hall on Thursdays and Sundays.  Other social occasions include Soup and Pud lunches every other month, coffee mornings, and the Afternoon Tea Service every other month, for our housebound members.

 

Flowers

We have a flower arranging rota, with a special flower fund, supplemented by personal donations in memoriam.

Holy Dusters

A small committed group clean the church on Thursday mornings after the Eucharist. We are always looking for new members (at a time to suit themselves).

Knitting for Good Causes

A group of knitters make items for good causes – twiddlemuffs and hats for premature babies, for example, and meet every 3 or 4 weeks.  Beginners welcome too!

Overseas links

Christ Church has had an active link with Kinkiizi Diocese since the 1980s, and with Nyakinoni Parish for the last 15 years. Our most recent ongoing project is the ongoing funding of the local medical clinic. Christ Church funded the reconstruction, was responsible for equipping the clinic with medical supplies, and currently help fund the personnel employed there. The Church also channels a grant from the Scottish Episcopal Church Mission Association to the Nyakinoni High School for the education of girls.

Pastoral Team

There is a group of lay people who assist the Rector and serve the congregation. Some are licensed to take services from the Reserved Sacrament, where the bread and wine has already been blessed by the priest. Some take Communion out to the housebound and elderly. Some administer the Chalice at the Eucharist.

Prayer Group

The Prayer Group meets in the Memorial Chapel on the first Saturday of the month, from 10 am – 11 am.   The aim is to create a ‘quiet space’ and explore different ways of praying together and individually.

Servers

We usually have around eight altar servers, two at each usual Sunday service. Most servers are also members of the Scottish Guild of Servers.

Study and fellowship

We participate in Advent and Lent Groups and other study from time to time.  See ‘Events’ for details of current groups.

Readers and Intercessors

There is a team of about nine readers and nine intercessors for both Sunday services and the Thursday morning service, with the rota organised by a member of the congregation and published every three months.

Links with other organisations

Christ Church maintains links with other local clergy, the West Forth Area Council (a church grouping within the Edinburgh Diocese), Falkirk Homeless Project, Salvation Army and Christian Aid.