Christ Church Crookham is the parish church of Church Crookham and Crookham Village and is situated on Gally Hill Road in the heart of the community.
Our worship services are varied, to meet the different spiritual needs of our Parish. Our aim in worship is to make a meeting place with God and with one another.
We offer a warm welcome to you at our church.
Revd. Steve Franklin
Sunday 25th July
9am Parish Eucharist
11am Family Service
See the Transition Policy below.
Live-streamed 9am Holy Communion, 25th July
The 9am live-streamed service, available here
Click the picture to go to the live-stream/video on YouTube
Christ Church Crookham COVID Transition Policy
We have entered a ‘Transition’ period, as we gradually move from the former strict COVID regulations towards greater freedom. This period is one of continued anxiety for many, and our approach will be one of respecting other people’s sense of safety.
1. We are allowed to sing, and will do so.
2. Although we don’t have to socially distance, we will have fewer chairs in Church so as to allow each person more space. We will encourage all to respect each other’s space.
3. At first, we will continue to share the peace with a wave, though individuals may agree to do so with personal contact. As time passes, we hope gradually to return to physical contact as a norm.
4. We will continue to keep records of who attends our services, asking everyone to sign in on entry.
5. Everyone has a right to wear a facemask if they choose.
6. We will encourage people to continue to sanitise their hands.
7. We will take communion in both bread and wine, the wafer being ‘intincted’ – ie. being touched to the wine by the priest.
8. We will continue to use the North door (the one across from the car park) as our main entrance, but any exit may be used at the end.
9. Coffee and tea will be served from the 1st of August.
10. The underlying practice which I ask of everyone is to have respect for others.
A Prayer Calendar for the Parish
Monday - SS Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Area 4 (Area between Gally Hill Road and Basingbourne Road0
Ewhurst, SS Peter and Paul with Okewood, St John the Baptist and Forest Green, Holy Trinity
Photo by Annie Sprat on Unsplash
Worldwide Anglican Church
The Diocese of Delaware - The Episcopal Church
Commerce and industry
This prayer calendar draws together general topics for each day, specific dioceses in the worldwide Anglican Church, parishes in our own diocese and geographical areas of our parish so that each day has a unique collection of topics for prayer.
The parish boundary and areas can be seen on an enlarged version of the map by clicking the image to the right.
A new feature on the website: the Crookham Diary. I’ll be starting it off with a posting every few days or so, but we hope that eventually others will contribute too. The aim is to show, in a fairly light-hearted way, how life and faith work together.
Click the picture for the latest entry from 11th July.
Flowers of the Month - July
July edition of the regular article by Sarah Smith.
Click on the image to go to the page with the article.
See here for an interview with Sarah in the GrowWild UK blog and her work spreading the joys of wildflowers within the community.
News & Notices
The parish office is open to visitors
Mon-Fri, 11am to 1pm.
Please could all visitors wear a mask.
From the 25th July
From the 25th July we will have two Sunday services, at 9am and 11am.
Starting 1st Aug there will be coffee/tea between the services for both congregations.
The July Parish Magazine is now available. Please contact the office for a copy (this can be an emailed PDF or a normal printed edition).
Feed a child this Summer - Thankyou for your kindness
Thank you to everyone who has helped with the Feed a Child project, providing families with food during the summer holidays. Due to your generous donations and support we have been able to help 20 families this summer.
We would like to specifically thank Carol, the Community Champion at Elvetham Heath’s Morrisons and Alpesh and Kajal at Nisa Local and Post Office, Northfield Road, for their amazing support and donations to this project.
With thanks, Judy, Marion, Pam and Laura
Part-time cafe support needed at the Jackson Club
The Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association (SASRA) is a missionary organisation which communicates the Christian faith to members of the armed forces. They oversee an operation called The Jackson Club, a Christian café based at the Gibraltar Barracks in Minley, which has two part-time vacancies in the café. The successful candidates will have a current Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate, good communication skills and be able to pass standard security checks for employment on an MOD base. For a job description and more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toddler group every Thursday from 1.30pm to 3pm at The Vestry Hall behind Christ Church in Church Crookham. For 4s and under, £1 entry for your first child and then 50p for any subsequent children.
Toddler Group - "Little Bells"
Thursdays, 1.30pm to 3pm
5th Aug, 19th Aug, then every week from 2nd Sept
Very relaxed atmosphere, adults sat (socially distanced) around the hall with toys and games in the centre. Then a 5 to 10 minute story or song time at the end of each session. Please wear a mask for the session and you will need to book a place in advance. Please email Sarah Griffiths here to request a place.
Hart Food bank continue to need our support.
They currently request donations of: coffee, jams/marmalades, long life juices, washing up liquid and shampoo.