SUNDAY WORSHIP 
Every Sun:
8am The Eucharist
                  10am Parish Eucharist (with Sunday School and 
                  Crèche, in term-time) or
                  10am on the 3rd Sunday of every month, Family Eucharist, (all-age, less formal, 
                  about 45mins)
                  Evening services - as announced       

ADDRESS

Priest in Charge: MARK NICHOLLS

SHORT HISTORY

 

Parish/PCC Secretary: CAROLYN FORD

Christ Church
Gally Hill Rd
Church Crookham
Fleet
Hants. GU52 6LH

Office phone:
 01252 617130
carolynford@btinternet.com
 


Christ Church Crookham have a thriving choir, and a band of young musicians for Family Eucharist


Enquiries about baptism, confirmation and weddings are very welcome


In the spirit of the foundation of this church, all our worship, whether following a traditional or less formal pattern, aims always to be an act of beauty and reverence, and at the same time welcoming and accessible to newcomers and visitors.


 

ARCHITECTURE AND TREASURES

Reflecting the values of the Oxford Movement to restore beauty and majesty to worship, Christ Church presents a very fine example of Victorian architecture and ornamentation. Amongst our many treasures, perhaps the most notable, are two stained glass windows by Heywood Sumner, and some rare and beautiful examples of s'graffito (wall decorations created by scraping away layers of plaster) by the same artist.


MINISTRY AND WORSHIP

Christ Church ministers to a parish of some 14000 people: the population is continuing to increase. This is principally a residential area, with nine schools and many strong community values and activities which the church tries to support and encourage. The hall adjoining the church is much used for a variety of community-based purposes. We have a regular playgroup (5 days a week) and many other activities such as Art Classes and a Mother and Toddler group.


The Churchyard


Church Clock

During the early 19th century, a growing population in the area necessitated the building of a new church in what was originally the parish of Crondall. The foundation of the new church had its origins in the "Oxford Movement", and in particular to the priest and poet John Keble.
Christ Church was consecrated in 1841 as the parish church of Crookham parish:- an area which includes all the present-day Church Crookham, the area of Fleet south of the Basingstoke Canal and Crookham Village.
Originally part of Winchester Diocese, Crookham became one of the few Hampshire parishes in Guildford Diocese when the new diocese was created in 1927.


THE CHURCHYARD

The land on which Christ Church was built was originally meadow land. In our care and upkeep of the churchyard we try to protect the many rare species of wild flowers. The site is now of considerable botanic interest. This process of conservation has to be carefully managed in relation to maintaining the churchyard in a neat and tidy condition - the right balance is not easy to achieve!
Apart from a few remaining reserve plots, the churchyard is now closed for burials. We also have a small Garden of Remembrance, in which we are permitted to bury ashes following a cremation.