fbpx
A liberal & inclusive church, seeking God through beauty in our worship, honesty in our faith & doubt, & service in our community
The corporate approach to ministry at Christ Church means that we have a large team of people helping the smoothing running of the church. The sections below give some information about the people involved in the different areas of church life.

 

 

Lore Chumbley is our priest-in-charge. Lore was a Consultant Hand Surgeon in the Liverpool Plastic Surgery Unit for 20 years until 2013, when she decided to spend more time on the Church. She was Curate at St. Thomas’ Stockton Heath and St. Mary Magdalene from 2011 to 2016.

To contact Lore, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07595 294146.

We are fortunate to have two other priests in our congregation, who also help to lead services at Christ Church.

 
Lore Chumbley

 

 

Simon Tatton-Brown      Simon Tatton-Brown worked as a probation officer in Manchester before training for ordination at the College of the Resurrection (Mirfield). For six years he was Chaplain to the Bishop of Manchester, and he’s been a parish priest in Prestwich (north Manchester), Westhoughton (near Bolton) and Chippenham. When he retired in January 2014 he joined us at Christ Church and sings in the choir, as well as preaching and presiding on a regular basis.

 

 

 

Narinder Tegally is Lead Chaplain at the Royal United Hospital, but has made Christ Church her home church. She regularly presides at services and preaches for us.

Previously, Narinder was a parish priest in Buckinghamshire, but is no stranger to hospital chaplaincy – she has been chaplain at the Royal Free Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and the Évelina Children's Hospital in London.

Before she was ordained in 2002, Narinder was a Registered Nurse working in both Palliative Care and Mental Health for young people.

Narinder Tegally

 

 

Cliff Burrows    Cliff Burrows has given many years’ dedicated service to Christ Church as a non-stipendiary minister. He retired has retired from his official role as Christ Church’s Assistant Priest-in-Charge, but he has the Bishop’s Permission to Officiate and continues to be very supportive.

 

 

Lewis Boyd and Janet Mahto are our churchwardens. Although Christ Church does not have “official” church wardens (most of the legal responsibilities of that role are taken by the Trustees), the congregation of Christ Church nevertheless elects two members of the congregation to perform this organisational role. Although much of their work is behind the scenes, their commitment to the running of services and the wider organisation of the church is invaluable.

Lewis BoydJanet Mahto 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis and Janet are supported by our deputy church wardens - Sylvia Ayers and Jane Nicholson.

Angela Soboslay - Christ Church vergerAngela Soboslay is our Verger. She works with great commitment to help ensure the day-to-day smooth running of the church, helping to prepare for services, performing some administrative tasks and generally helping to keep things ticking over.

Music is very important in the life of Christ Church. We have a lively and successful choir and a fine organ.

Mark Elliott, Director of Music at Christ ChurchMark Elliott is Director of Music at Christ Church. He studied Music and Computer Science at Keele University where he was organ scholar. Mark is also a Church of England Reader and when not directing music at Christ Church he works for a financial software company in Yate. He can be contacted by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by telephone on 01225 445360.

 

Keith Pigot is Organist and Deputy Director of Music at Christ Church. Keith read music at the Keith PiggottUniversity of London, Goldsmiths’ College. He has been Director of Music in a number of independent schools in the UK, most recently Clayesmore School, Dorset, from which he retired in 2012. He held the same post at the United World College of South East Asia, Singapore, where he was also organist and choirmaster at St Andrew’s Cathedral, harpsichordist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and section coach for the Singapore Symphony Chorus. He has conducted many major choral works with choirs and orchestras and given organ recitals in Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK. Keith teaches piano, organ and theory. In addition, he accompanies singers and instrumentalists.

Upcoming Services

Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 13 Dec at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 16 Dec at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 20 Dec at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Nativity Play
Sun 23 Dec at 10:00am
Christmas Carol Service
Sun 23 Dec at 6:30pm
Crib Service
Mon 24 Dec at 4:30pm
Midnight Mass
Mon 24 Dec at 11:30pm
Christmas Day Eucharist
Tue 25 Dec at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 27 Dec at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 30 Dec at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 3 Jan at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 6 Jan at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 10 Jan at 11:00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Sun 13 Jan at 8:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 13 Jan at 10:00am

Latest Events

Advent Lunch
Tue 11 Dec 12:00pm-2:00pm
Organthon
Wed 12 Dec 7:00am-7:00pm
Pilgrim Group - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Thu 13 Dec 7:30pm-9:30pm
The Cedar Tree Community Cafe
Fri 14 Dec 11:00am-1:30pm
Choir Practice
Fri 14 Dec 7:30pm-9:00pm