The Church continues to be alive and active but our buildings must close.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, Christ Church, Colbury is now closed.
“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”
Rev Graham Mayer or the adiministrator( Mrs Viv Burch) of Christ Church, Colbury can be contacted in an emergency by phone 02380 293321 or 02380 293351 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Colbury 150 – 8.3.2020
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.
Extra volunteers required: Choir and Flower Guild
Have you an hour or two spare occasionally and enjoy singing or feel you would like a go at flower arranging (no experience necessary) we are currently looking for new members to join the choir to help lead our worship on a Sunday morning or arrange our wonderful displays on the church window sills. For any more information about joining either of these groups please phone the church office on 02380 292132 or speak with Eileen Harris our church warden.
DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, until further notice we have had to suspend our monthly afternoon meetings where we enjoy homemade cakes, cups of tea over livley chatter.
Take care and stay safe
Unfortunately, our monthly meetings of Soup and Sweet have had to be stopped until further notice.
Take care and stay safe