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Harvest Festival at Christ Church Colbury 17th October 2021

We are celebrating Harvest on 17th October 2021 with a zoom service at 11am and a church service at 3pm.

There is NO SERVICE at 9.30am on 17th October.

After our church service at 3pm there will be a Harvest Tea in the church rooms, at which everyone is welcome. No booking is required.

To take part in the 11am Zoom service, with the meeting starting at 10.30am please phone Rev Graham Mayer on 02380 293321 beforehand and he will email or post the servcie sheet to you.

For further details about church services please contact the Church office on 02380 292132. We look forward to seing you.

Private prayer

Dear Lord, bring together in love and peace all who believe in You

Now Covid restrictions have been lifted anyone is welcome to come into the church for private prayer

Christ Church, Colbury is open on Monday mornings from 10am until 12.30pm and Wednesdays from 10am until 3pm


Protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibilty of all of us at Christ Church, Colbury and we have adopted the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy “Promoting a Safer Church”.

Parish Safeguarding Coordinater for Christ Church, Colbury:

If you have a concern that someone may be at risk of harm, it is important to share your concerns with someone in a postition of responsibilty. Please speak to our acting parish safeguarding coordinater: Maureen Russell. She can be contacted on 02380 292132.

If she is not available, you are not happy with the response or have concerns about a member of the church parocial team you can report any safeguarding concerns or allegations to the Diocese Safeguarding Manager: Jackie Rowlands, 01962 737317 or The contact number for the HampshireLocal Authority out of hours service is 0300 555 1373. You can also report any concerns to the Police or Social Care.

The Parish here at Christ Churh, Colbury will:

Create a safe and caring place for all.

Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures

Display on church premises and on the Parish website the details of whom to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.

Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse

Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type or whem and where it took place

Ensure that procedures and risk assessments are in place and reviewed annually.

Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices annually.

Each person who works within the church community will agree to abide by this policy, the Church of England Safeguarding policies and practice guidance and procedures established by this church.

Covid-19 Church Services

Covid-19 & Church Services

Now that restrictions have been lifted, face coverings and social distancing are a matter of personal choice, however, please respect those who wish to continue with such.

All services in church here at Colbury are at 9.30am, and are Morning Praise except the first Sunday of the month ( 3rd  July) which  will  be a Holy Communion Service.  All are followed by tea and coffee in the church rooms.

The advice offered by the Church of England and scientists is that the risk of contagion from using a silver chalice with alcohol is extrememly low and much safer than dipping the wafer into the chalice with your fingers.

We have agreed to reintroduce the common chalice for those who wish. If you do not wish to drink from the chalice please leave the altar rail immediately after receiving the wafer, do not attempt to dip your wafer into the chalice.

Zoom  Morning Praise Services will continue each week at 11am

For any further  information and enquiries please contact:

Priest in Charge:   The Rev Graham Mayer, 02380 293321 or                                  

Church Office:     Mrs Viv Burch, 02380 292132 Mondays/Wednesday 10am -1pm

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength….. Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these”

150th Anniversary 1870-2020

On Sunday 8th March, it will be one hundred and fifty years ago to the day sine the Rt. Revd. Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Winchester, and son of the anti-slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce, conducted a service of dedication and consecration at our newly-built parish church here in Colbury. To mark this occasion and to celebrate thr role played by the church in the lives of local people for all those years, the current Bishop of Winchester, the Rt. Revd. Tim Dakin, is coming to lead a Service of Thanksgiving. While here, the Bishop will also dedicate a memorial Stone to commemorate the former residents of the Ashurst Workhouse who are buried in unmarked graves in the churchyard.

Bishop Wilberforce came to Christ Church, Colbury towards the end of his energetic and sometimes controversial life. he was to die after falling from a horse in 1873 at the age of 67. During his life, he served as a Chaplain to Prince Albert, was a Fellow of the Royal Society and at a famous public debate with T H Huxley challenged the argument of Darwin’s Origin of Species  on scientific rather than religious grounds. in contrast to a highly active and influential public life, he is believed to have been at heart a tender, sympathetic sincere man. How fascinating it would be if we could be a fly on the wall at the Consecration Service here in Colbury in 1870 and see how he conducted himself with local people.

Compared to many parish churches, Colbury is still very young but even so the changes in the life, shape and population of the parsih have been enormous. The Bishop’s visit on March 8th will mark the start of a year of special events, including concerts, a flower festival and something festive at Christmas. while many of you will have stepped into the Church Rooms, there are those who have never set foot inside the church itself, though many local children will have done so on school visits. We hope to offer various opportunites this year for people to do this.

Please take this as an invitation to watch out for special events this year and to come along and support us as often as you like during 2020, a significant year in the life of the parish church of Colbury and Ashurst.

Church Groups

Extra volunteers required:  Flower Guild

Have you an hour or two spare occasionally and would like a go at flower arranging (no experience necessary) we are currently looking for new members to help arrange our wonderful displays on the church window sills. For any more information  please phone the church office on 02380 292132

Data Protection (GDPR)


The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Christ Church, Colbury

1. Your personal data – whatis it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).

2.  Who are we?

The PCC of Christ Church, Colbury is the data controller (contact details below). It means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

3. How do we process and share your personal data?

The PCC of Christ Church, Colbury complies with its obligation under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date, storing and destroyning it securely, by notcollecting or retaining excessive amounts of data, by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect your personal data.

Your persaonal data will be treated strictly confidential and will only be shared with other church members in order to carry out purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.

4. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidelines set out in the guide “Keep or Bin Care of Parish Records” whihc is available from the Church of England website. specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current, gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for upto 7 years after the tax year to which they relate.

5, Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by the Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining the new use  and seek your permission and consent proir to any new processing.

6. Contact details

For more detailed information, queries or any complaints please contact the Parish Administrator at the Church Office, Deerleap Lane,  Colbury SO40 7EH. Telephone: 02380 292132. E-mail:

Cream teas

Saturday 21st August  3pm- 5pm Church Rooms

Time on your hands on a Saturday afternoon, fancy a chat over a cup of tea whilst enjoying a selection of homemade cakes.

You’re welcome to join us at Christ Church, Colbury in the Church Rooms,  we’d love to see you, but if you have  trouble with transport please phone Jan on 02380 869085 to arrange a lift.

Colbury Lunch Club

 Wednesday 6th July from 12 midday until 2pm in the Church Rooms

We have  changed our day to Wednesday and the first week of the month.

We serve a choice of homemade soups followed by delicious desserts and unlimited tea and coffee for just £4.00 per person.

Come and enjoy our good food, fun and a catch up, and as before if you have difficulty with transport  let us know by phoning Jan on 02380 869085 or Bev on 02380 292528 and arrangemnets will be made to get you to the Church rooms.  We look forward to seeing you.

Fun Quiz Night

We invite you to join us for a fun quiz night with a fish and chip supper in the church rooms on Saturday 25th February 2017 at 7.30pm. £10. There is a choice of fish, chicken, sausage or a vegetarian option, choices to be made at time of booking, followed by an ice cream dessert. Please bring you own drinks.

Proceeds will be going towards the “Churches Together Fun Day” on June 17th at Testwood Recreation Ground, Salisbury Road, Totton.

For more details and booking please contact:

Bev Winch 02380 292528

Viv Burch 02380 293351