This page provides an introduction to the many activities that contribute to the life of our church, listed in alphabetical order. Please contact us for further information about any of our groups.
The book group meet monthly to discuss a chosen book. In the past year we have read: Easter by Michael Arditti; Storyteller by Jodi Picoult; Wonder by R J Palacio; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.
The Choir usually has around eight members, but can have as many as fourteen for special occasions.
The Craft Group meets monthly to share skills and sometimes make things to be sold at our Summer or Christmas Fair. We have learned how to make candles, Christmas baubles, and others. Some people also knit Prayer Shawls for our elderly, sick and housebound members.
Several members of our congregation have connections with Cursillo movement.
We regularly watch a film together and have a discussion after. Recent films include: The Mysteries; Les Miserables; War Horse; Sunshine on Leith.
We have a flower arranging rota, with a special flower fund, supplemented by personal donations in memoriam.
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).
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.
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.
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 Lent Groups and other study from time to time. There is fellowship at post-Eucharist coffee in the Hall on Thursdays and Sundays. Other social occasions include Soup and Pud lunches, coffee mornings, and Afternoon Tea for our housebound members.
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), local homeless project Fresh Start, and Christian Aid.