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Welcome

Christ Church is a very warm and welcoming evangelical church in the village of Walshaw, Bury, Greater Manchester.

We are a church family focused on 'Living and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ': loving God, valuing and caring for all members of our church family, and aspiring to make a positive difference in the world starting here in our community of Walshaw.

The whole church family meets together every Sunday morning and some Sunday evenings too and our worship is informal and relaxed.

If you are thinking of coming along and 'giving us a try' please do - we would love to meet you and get to know you." Steve

Contact our Vicar:

Rev Steve Openshaw

tel:

0161 797 5121

email: revsteveopenshaw@gmail.com

Steve Openshaw our Vicar

We are back in church!
We are so looking forward to times of fellowship before our services as well as singing songs and services which are physically more engaging. However we are not there yet.
Even though restrictions have been lifted we are being cautious as we slowly start to return to pre-pandemic worship ... listening to the government and its scientific advisers, as well as the Church of England, and  keeping an eye on local infection rates too.
When you come along to worship we are still encouraging folk to wear a mask, to use hand gel on entering and leaving, and you can choose to have seats next to you kept empty ... people attending will be able to put markers on seats they would prefer not to be filled. We will continue to share in Holy Communion but in a Covid-secure way and we are starting to sing songs inside our building from 5th September though we will be wearing masks initially.
Finally it really important that everybody continues to help us to continue to protect our church family and our community including by wearing a mask when they can and by social distancing.
We are also reaching out again ... face to face!
With restrictions lifted, infection rates falling, and the vaccination programme going so well we can also be more confident joining in with activities and events which are starting up again.
At Christ Church Walshaw we are carefully assessing what needs to be done to keep people safe through a risk assessment process as we look to restart out community activities in church and outside of our church walls too.
This has enabled us to move forward with re-starting our Baby & Toddler Group from Weds 15th September 2021. We are also re-starting our Walshaw Community Choir on the same day.
Going beyond our building, in September we are able to start to minister to staff and residents of local care homes face to face and go in to local schools for face to face school assemblies, RE classes and more.
We are also able to meet again in person for prayer meetings, courses, discipleship groups, and management meetings too.
We continue to monitor the situation as well as the precautions which are advisable to keep people safe in these very strange times.