Christ Church Cockermouth
Christ Church Cockermouth are a group of ordinary people bound together by our love of Jesus and commitment to serve him in Cockermouth and the surrounding area.
In addition to our Sunday services we host our Parish Messy Church and share our lives together over coffee, at Messy Church, our book club, walking group, monthly coffee morning and together at New Wine and many more.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.
Vision and Mission
As part of our "Conversations" journey, the church committed to a new vision for Christ Church Cockermouth at a special service on March 4th, 2018.
Our Vision is
Where our 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.
In addition, we have three mission statements which guide us on how we will deliver the Vision.
For further information, please read our Christ Church Cockermouth Vision Summary.
Over the coming months, we hope to explore creatively how we can share this vision and mission statements in different ways which embed them within our church and out into our wider community. One idea that has already been created is a vision painting. Other ideas include home vision cards and a church video collage. If you have a creative idea or ideas please share them with a member of the Vision Team, Chris Albon, Ann Peate, Cath Soulsby or Gareth Browning so we can support the vision going forward.
In addition to our regular services we have home groups that meet weekly around Cockermouth:-
Mayo Park (Tuesdays) , Slatefell (Wednesdays), Kirkgate (Wednesdays).
These groups offer the opportunity of informal mid week fellowship in a friendly home setting.
A number of our members enjoy biking, walking and reading together and annually many spend time together at the New Wine Christian Fesitval.
Please contact the Parish Office for further details.
Children are the future of our church at at Christ Church, children are always welcome. Find out the latest on our Children's Church Facebook page
Our Sunday 10.45am service is our family service during which Children go to Children's Church on our 1st and 3rd Sundays and enjoy organised activities for them on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Our 4th Sunday cafe style service is always different with quizzes, crafts, drama and games which are ideal for families.
Outside of our Sunday service our parish wide children's activities continue with Messy Church, from 4pm til 6pm on the second Sunday of the month and our fortnightly Jump group for secondary school age and older. We also have an After School Singing Group .
8:00am Holy Communion.
Each week there is an early morning opportunity to share Holy Communion and worship guided by an order of service.
10.45am Family Service . (10:30 Christmas Day)
On the 1st, 3rd Sundays we share the bread and wine of Holy Communion as part of the service and receive traditional bible based teaching. Our 2nd Sunday service is shorter informal service without Holy Communion
On the 4th Sunday of each month (except July and August) we enjoy a different all age cafe style service mixing crafts, drama, songs, sketchs and quiz.The children enjoy creche and their own Sunday groups.
When there are five Sundays in a month we meet on the last Sunday as a United Service with other Churches in the Cockermouth Area Team