Let Jesus be your guide through 2020

Welcome to Christ Church Cockermouth

Christ Church Cockermouth is a group of ordinary people bound together by our love of Jesus and commitment to serve him in Cockermouth and the surrounding area.

Christ Church is a vibrant modern church which enjoys trying new ideas that bring colour and inspiration into our traditional services using sound, video and symbols making services more interactive and involving.

Useful Links

Christ Church Facebook Page

Children's Church on Facebook

Rotas are available to church members through Elvanto or in the Vestry

Our Vision 

Where faith grows we will be …...
more inviting of our communities,
more connected to each other,
more touched by inspired worship and
more involving of families and children.

We will develop buildings that provide accessible, comfortable, exciting and reflective places for all to discover God’s love.

(Read more about our Vision in our Vision Leaflet)

Sunday Services

Our Sunday service starts at 10am each Sunday on our online.church site, feel free to join from 9:45am to enjoy fellowship via live chat  . You can also watch at the same time without chat via our Grasmoor Mission Community YouTube Channel

For children, Rob and Chris will be sharing Children's Church and Warriors videos on the Children's Church Youtube Channel from 4:00 pm each Sunday.

Our All Age monthly Messy Church has moved online and is now available to access at anytime. Our May theme is the story of Noah and we have 10 activities for you to get involved with across the month.

Previous Services

Missed an online service, you cant catch up on all our services since the 29th March on our Grasmoor Mission Community Catchup page.

Faith and Life during Covid-19

We have been asking some of our members what its like to live out their faith in their work and lives during this time of Covid-19 crises.

Each interview is only 5 to 8 minutes long. Have a listen , perhaps there words will resonate with you.

 

Prayers

We believe that God answers prayer and so during these difficult times we are praying for Cockermouth.

If you have a particular request for prayer please let us know by emailing us or completing the form to the right. Both go to our prayer support team who will prayer for your request and contact your if you ask them to. If not asking for prayer for yourself please get the permission of the person you want us to pray for or simply tell us  their first name only.

Families, Children and young people

Families, children and young people are the future of our church at Christ Church and are always welcome.

Our children normally enjoy Children's Church in Christ Church, our All Age 4th Sunday service and Messy Church. As we are not meeting in our church buildings we have moved our Children's Church  and Messy Church online. You can find our Children's Church on our Christ Church Children's Church Youtube Channel

Outside of our Sunday gatherings, we share Jump  and Lighthouse

Adults

In addition to our regular Sunday services, we have home groups that meet weekly around Cockermouth, many of these are now meeting via Zoom online.

Mayo Park (Tuesdays), Kirkgate (Wednesdays), Town (Wednesdays)

As well as Lighthouse our young adult's group.

Our Giving

As a church we aim to give 10% of our General Fund to charity each year and have focussed our giving to small charities with whom we have local connections . In addition to the charities below we also give to Cockermouth Foodbank, Christian Aid and The Children's Society.

Gary Ion

Gary Ion works for the Church Mission Society in Uganda . His role is to support local church communities to undertake building projects so that they are equipped to meet their communities’ spiritual and physical needs. Gary Ion Newsletter.

Dewode

DEWODE is a small charity based in West Cumbria that supports a group of women in Kobulubulu village, Uganda. This area is affected by poverty and disease. Dewode  has raised money to enable a new Health Centre to be built. To find out moor you can follow.

Poverty Swap

Founded by a member of Christ Church Poverty Swap works with local people across the world focussing on homes, health and education. Poverty Swap aims to empower those living in poverty, vulnerable and at risk, to pursue practical opportunities that transform their lives.

NISCU

 

Northern Inter Schools Christian Union works in schools across the North West of England through local volunteer Support Groups and employed Schools Workers. It aims to provide children and young people with knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith.

Resources

We thought it would be helpful if we share a list of some of the software and online resources we use or have a look at our shared resources folders

During the Covid-19 period we are not gathering in church and instead have been using Shotcut  for putting together the service video which we then upload to YouTube and stream through the Online.Church platform as we like its live chat interface and styling.

Audacity for recording audio and Shotcut  for video editing.

For managing church members data, services, volunteering and email lists we have been using Elvanto  howevere we are moving to I Know Church as its cheaper and we already use the Life Events Diary.

We use  Faithlife Proclaim to support our church services as its is collaborative, online and records sound and slides into a service movie.

For great copyright, free images try Pexels

TSO Host provides free web hosting for charities

 

Safeguarding

The welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is an absolute priority for us.  Safeguarding shows God's love in action and in churches demonstrates safety and security, where abuse and mistreatment of others is not tolerated.

The Cockermouth Area Team is signed up to and abides by the Church of England Policy on Safeguarding and  Carlisle Diocese Safeguarding Policy

Our Cockermouth Area Team Safeguarding Advisor is Angela Walsh Mobile: 07809567633, email: safeguarding@cateam.org.uk

For more information and who to contact if you are concerned that someone you know about may be suffering harm please visit our Safeguarding page.

 

Contact Us

Christ Church Leadership Team

Ann Peate , Chris Albon, Cath Soulsby, Gareth Browning

Parish Administrator: Sue Lake
Emailparishoffice@cateam.org.uk
Phone: 01900 829926.
Hours: 0900 to 1600 Wednesday and Thursday and 0900 to 1200 on Friday.
Address: South Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RU