Welcome to the St Christopher’s Church web site. St Christopher’s,
part of the Church ofChurch logo longer colour England, serves the parish of Thornhill, on the eastern boundary of Southampton, and has close links with other Christians in the community. Jesus welcomed everyone and everyone is welcome at St Christopher’s.

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Jesus said ‘I am among you as one who serves.’ (Luke 22:27) He wants people to develop their Christian faith and spiritual understanding. St Christopher’s aims to provide a centre for Christian worship and to offer pastoral and practical support.

Faith is put into practice by being involved in many initiatives and groups in Thornhill, jj2015-00008including a close association with the schools. There are a variety of styles of worship and hopefully there is something for everyone.

St Christopher’s is at the heart of the community of Thornhill and everyone is invited to discover God’s love in their lives.

We are a Fair Trade Church and have the
Eco Church Bronze Award.

Arrangements during Covid restrictions

From Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December (inclusive) the following will apply to St Christopher’s and all other places of worship –
Places of Worship will be closedunless they are being used for:
  • Funerals
  • To broadcast acts of worship
  • Individual prayer
Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance. Anyone working is not included. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.
Weddings will not be permitted to take place except in exceptional circumstances.
So, St Christopher’s will not be available for normal public worship at 10.30m on Sundays, but will continue to be open for Individual prayer between 11.00am and 12noon on Sundays and Wednesdays. Face coverings must be worn (unless medically exempt) and social distancing and hand washing/sanitising must be adhered to.

Please see our Worship page for full details of services, including Live Streamed Holy Communion each Sunday at 9 a.m,  Holy Communion in church at 10.30 a.m. after 2nd December, if allowed,  and suggestions for worship at home.
Click the What’s On page for details of special services.

For the latest letter from Revd Duncan Jennings to all members of St Christopher’s click HERE.  On page 2 you will find the answers to Trivia Quiz no. 3 and an Advent Wordsearch.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have sent this letter to the nation:  Archbishops’ Letter to the nation 4.11.20  and the Church of England have prepared prayers for this month of lockdown:  Prayer for the Nation leaflet .

Please do not hesitate to contact Duncan or one of the Ministry Team if you have any inquiries, comments or concerns at this difficult time.

If you or anyone you know needs any help or support whilst in self-isolation please contact Duncan  (023) 8178 7435 and he will be pleased to offer any help he is able to arrange where at all possible.

For older people Silverline (08004708090) is also an option, they  offer advice, information and more importantly a friendly chat. They will also set up a friendship telephone circle with people who have similar interests.

fete-2015-00016Please go to the Worship page for details of worship and times, and What’s On for all other events. We look forward to seeing you!

The church hall is currently available for hire on Wednesday evenings when restrictions are lifted. Hire of the hall costs £20 per hour or £36 for a three-hour regular weekly booking. To book the hall contact Martin.

St Christopher’s News, Winter 2020   St Christopher’s News quarterly news sheet is again in a slightly shorter format but still brings you the news from St Christopher’s. You can view a pdf   HERE. 

To sign up to a digital version of St. Christopher’s News direct to your in-box
please e-mail    info@stchristophers-thornhill.org.uk.

You can see our Safeguarding Statement  HERE .