Welcome to the website of Christ Church, Sandown!
Thank you for visiting this website. We would be so glad to extend a warm welcome to you at any church event or service.
As a church we aim to:
- serve the community as a witness to God's love for all people
in sending his Son Jesus to be our saviour
- give thanks to God in worship for that love
- nurture God's people as they seek to follow Jesus
- do the Lord's work in caring for the people of Sandown
and bringing the good news of Jesus Christ
In the light of the advice on containment of the Coronavirus given by the UK Government it is has been unfortunately necessary to suspend public worship services and close the church building. However please see the special "Worship at home on Palm Sunday" and also the "carry on caring and worshipping" pages during this difficult time.
Our main weekly service is at 11am and we cater for all ages. The music is led by a worship group and includes contemporary and traditional songs and hymns. The content is all projected on screen so following what is going on is straightforward for the newcomer. Seating is on comfortable chairs and refreshments are served afterwards. Disabled access is available and the church sound system includes a loop for the hard of hearing. Car parking is available at the Heights (2 hours costs £2.50. A new overnight charge of £1 now applies after 6pm). That previously offered at the Town Council premises next to the church is currently not available. There is limited on-street parking available nearby but if you are prepared for a short walk it can be found!
We now also have a Facebook page where you can find informal videos and general comments about current church activities. Please search for "Christ Church Sandown".
Plans for Holy Week
Palm Sunday - you will find a Holy Communion service on "the worship at home" page with links to a video of Rev. Mark Williams celebrating communion and of the message for the day on the church's YouTube Channel.
Monday - Wednesday - informal daily messages will be uploaded to the church Facebook page
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday - messages on each of these days will be posted to the church's YouTube channel to which links will be shown on this webpage. A special worship at home service will also be available on this website..
Easter Day - a special Easter Communion service will be shown on the Church's YouTube channel together with an Easter message. A service order with the relevant links will be found on this website