Church of England

Colchester Christ Church
Your local Church
Situated to the south west of the town centre, a Church that is Christ centred, with an open evangelical approach to Christian belief, practice and the work of the Holy Spirit.

Family orientated


We believe that you are never too young to be a part of our community and encounter God. In our many mid-week groups and our different Sunday services, we aim to provide a place in which children can feel safe and happy as they learn and grow together. Whether you are a parent or carer, grandparent or childminder, we hope that you will find Christ Church to be a loving and supportive environment where you and your children can feel welcome, make friends, share your creativity and know God’s love.


Messy Church is our way of giving families a chance to be ‘church’ together by gathering around crafts, games, songs, Bible stories and food! It normally takes place from 4.30-6.30pm on the first Sunday of every month. Find out more on the Messy Church page.


Time Together is our play group for ages 0-3+. We meet on Tuesday mornings, 10am-12pm during term time. There are toys available for free play along with craft activities, as well as an optional time of gathering for singing stories, listening to a Bible story and celebrating birthdays. We seek to be a supportive community: a place to make friends through sharing the joys and struggles of bringing up children (with the help of good coffee, biscuits and cake!).
The Breakfast Café is somewhere to drop-in-when-you-like that’s open most Thursday mornings, 9-11am. It is for anyone and everyone, and there is a play space if you are a parent/grandparent/childminder who would like to bring your little one along (aged 0-3+). During the holidays we also run games for older children. We serve breakfast food with a difference (think fresh scotch pancakes, smoothies, etc.!) and it is just a great place to come and chat about life.


Messy Crafts meets on Tuesdays, 3.15-4.30pm. It is an after-school club for ages 5-11+ with crafts and puzzles based around the Bible story for the week. We have a flexible start time to allow parents/carers to pick up their children from primary school or pre-school, and provide toys and space so younger children can play. If they have a signed form, young people (aged 10-14+) are able to stay until 5.30pm for more crafts and lively discussion & debate!


Flames meets mosts Sundays during our 9.30am Sunday services in term time. We join the whole congregation for the first part of the main service before leaving for our activities for children aged 5-11+. We aim to make the teaching relevant and fun through stories, games, crafts and prayers, and we seek to help each child feel valued as we explore Christian faith together and what it might mean for them.


Splodgy Youth meets Friday evenings during term time from 7:30-9:00pm for young people aged 10-14+. Space to chat, be yourself, have some fun and make new friends. PLUS special events and trips through the year.
This term’s plan:
8th June – Baking
15th June – Games and Crafts
22nd June – Outdoor games at Abbeyfields
29th June – Film evening
6th July – Water Games
13th July – Mersea Trip
20th July – End of Year BBQ

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