Winning Men! CCB Men’s Breakfast Gathering

Saturday 18 November 8-9.30am Church Lounge

Who Should Come?  Any bloke of any age who wants to get to know other guys at CCB & get more equipped to reach men & their families for Christ.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               What will happen?  It’s very informal...bacon butties or Danish, fruit juice, coffee or tea from 8am.  Then straight into unpacking some of  what we’re looking to do at Christ Church with the men’s work followed by an interactive session with Rob Santer from ‘Christian Vision for Men’ looking at the 4 levels Evangelism process which will help us as we reach out to guys in Barnet & beyond!  

We will finish definitely by 9.30am (help with clearing up appreciated!)                                       How Much?  Contribute what you can (but no pressure!) For catering purposes it would help to know numbers so if you can call the Parish Office on 020 8449 0832 to let them know, that would be brilliant!

Induction and Licensing of Andy Rimmer

Wednesday 13th September 7.00 pm 

In a packed church, Christ Church's new Vicar, Andy Rimmer was inducted and licensed by the Bishop of Edmonton (Rt. Revd. Rob Wickham) and the Archdeacon of Hampstead (Ven. John Hawkins).

We were delighted to see so many visitors, including the Mayor of Barnet (Councillor Brian Salinger), the Deputy Lord Lieutenant (Martin Russell), the representative from the Church Patronage Trust (Revd John Coles), the Lay Chair of the Central Barnet Deanery Synod (Nigel Wildish), numerous clergy and a large party from Andy's previous church (The Lantern at Oakley, nr Wimborne).

The service was led by the Area Dean for Central Barnet (Revd. Dr. Gregory Platten).

 

 

The Open Door Centre is now open!

On Saturday, the Bishop of Stepney, Adrian Newman, joined a congregation of 300 people when he formally opened and dedicated the Open Door Centre at Christ Church, Barnet.

The service of Thanksgiving and Celebration was led by our Associate Vicar Revd Joanna James. Other attendees included the Deputy Lieutenant of the London Borough of Barnet Martin Russell, The Archdeacon of Hampstead, The Revd. John Hawkins; The Area Dean, The Revd Dr Gregory Platten; Theresa Villiers MP and The Mayor of Barnet, Cllr. David Longstaff.

Local community groups, past and present members of the congregation, as well as past pupils from the original Parochial School were also represented at the official opening. 

Pictures of this memorable day can be found here and more news of the Open Door Centre can be found here

 

 

 

General Election 2017 - Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

06 May 2017

Faith has a central role to play in politics and this general election, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York say today.

In a pastoral letter to the parishes and chaplaincies of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu urge people to set aside "apathy and cynicism" and draw new inspiration from the ancient Christian virtues of "love, trust and hope".

The three-page letter, intended to be shared in churches from this Sunday onward, encourages voters to remember Britain's Christian history and heritage as well as a concern for future generations and God's creation as they make their decisions.

Following divisions of recent years, it calls for reconciliation drawing on shared British values based on cohesion, courage and stability.

It upholds marriage, family and households as the building blocks of society which should be "nurtured and supported" as a "blessing". Read more of this article here and read their joint letter here

Pledge to Pray

The Archbishop of Canterbury is encouraging Christians of all denominations to #Pledge2Pray as part of global prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come.

Last year more than 100,000 people joined with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to pray in the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost.

This year, even more are expected to join in. To see a thought provoking video please click here

For more information please click here

 

Vicar appointed for Christ Church

We are delighted to be able to say that Andy Rimmer will be joining Christ Church as our new Vicar and the service of induction will take place in September. Andy with his wife Mary are currently serving at The Lantern Church near Poole and they have 4 children aged between 18 and 26. Andy is a keen football follower with Portsmouth being one of his favoured teams. It will be interesting to see what he makes of Barnet FC who are currently some 13 places behind Portsmouth in the league at present!

We are looking forward to welcoming them both in September!

 

Celebrating Easter 2017 together at Christ Church Barnet

 

Services for the whole family

Palm Sunday - April 9th @ 10.30am

Join our family celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.

Maundy Thursday - April 13th @ 7pm

Bring the whole family to remember The Last Supper. Family meal with communion. Tickets: adults £4, children up to 16 free.

Good Friday (Family Service) - April 14th @ 10.30am

Remember the events leading up to the crucifixion together, followed by Walk of Witness through Barnet High Street

                          Easter Sunday (Family Communion)                            April 16th @ 10.30am

Rejoice with people of all ages at the news that He Is Risen!