A worship service is held in Christ Church every Sunday morning at 11.00am. These take different formats as shown below. You are very welcome to join us for any of these and please stay for tea/coffee afterwards so that we can meet you informally.
1st Sunday in the month – Worship for All. An informal service generally led by our lay worship team.
3rd Sunday in the month – Holy Communion (Common Worship) generally celebrated by our minister, the Revd James Cook.
Other Sundays in the month – Morning Prayer (Common Worship).
There is no early morning service at Christ Church but Holy Communion (BCP) is celebrated at 8.00 am at St James’ Church, Yarmouth on all Sundays of the month except on the 3rd Sunday, when is celebrated at St Agnes’ Church, Freshwater Bay.
We do not normally have a Sunday evening service at Christ Church but instead join with the congregations of Yarmouth and Freshwater at 6pm at St Agnes Church, Freshwater Bay. The services generally follow the pattern below but please check the calendar on this site for specific dates as they are subject to change.
1st Sunday in month – Common Worship Holy Communion
2nd Sunday in month – BCP Evening Prayer
3rd Sunday in month – Informal Worship or United Service
4th Sunday in month – CW Holy Communion
Mid week service
A service of Holy Communion is held at Christ Church each Thursday morning, alternating between Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship starting with BCP on the first Thursday of the month.
Joining with others
At certain key points in the church year, particularly those that do not fall on a Sunday such as Ash Wednesday and Ascension, we join with our brothers and sisters from All Saints Freshwater and St James Yarmouth for a combined service. Details of these will be published on this website and in the 3 parish magazines.
We also join with our friends from the other denominations in West Wight on a regular basis. A programme of services and events is drawn up each autumn for the year ahead. These include services to mark national initiatives such as The week of Prayer for Christian Unity and Christian Aid Week as well our annual Open Air outreach services in Yarmouth and Freshwater Bay. See Churches Together in West Wight for more information on our joint activities.