Christ Church is a welcoming, inclusive community based in Ipswich. Formed in 1978, this United Reformed Church and Baptist LEP aims to be a church that shares the love of God love with others, cares for each other and challenges injustice whenever we can. The church is led by Revd Neil Coulson and meets in a beautiful 19th Century building on the edge of the town centre.
The last few months have inevitably affected the way the church worships and lives together as a church family. After lockdown began in March, they adjusted to new ways of worshipping and supporting one another until meetings resumed in the sanctuary in mid-September. Thankfully this has been an enjoyable experience, even with the various restrictions, although sadly, a number of older friends have not yet been able to rejoin these services, due to the risk of Covid.
The church do no livestream but in addition to a weekly service sheet, audio and video recordings of the services are made available later to those with internet access. Presently, as for every church, a number of much cherished parts of normal church life, including the ‘Thursday Forum’ and toddler group, are unable to restart. The return of these ministries is much anticipated, along with the engagement of the wider community when it is safe to do so.
Thank you for praying for Christ Church this week. We would especially value your prayers around these concerns: