Welcome to Christ Church serving the families of Worton & Marston in Wiltshire, we aim to:

'Draw people in to the love of Christ, Build people up in the fellowship of Christ, Send people out in the power of Christ'

Along with St Mary's in the nearby village of Potterne, Christ Church Bulkington, Holy Cross Seend, and St Peter's Poulshot, Christ Church Worton and Marston is part of Wellsprings Benefice in the Diocese of Salisbury within the Church Of England.  You will find Christ Church situated at the end of Church Lane, Worton. (Church Lane is a turning off Worton High Street, just by Worton and Marston Village Hall). For visitor locating purposes, the Church Lane postcode is SN10 5SH, Correspondence for Christ Church should be addressed to Rev'd Ali Bridewell, The Vicarage, 9 Coxhill Lane, Potterne, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5PH (Telephone 01380 739064). 

For further information on St Marys Potterne  visit www.stmaryspotterne.co.uk  

   

Christ Church Worton takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. For more information see: www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding and www.salisbury.anglican.org/safeguarding 

If you have any safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact: Parish Safeguarding Officer: Alison Pratt  01380 726868 alisonjpratt@aol.co.uk  

Rector of the Wellsprings Benefice: Alison Bridewell 01380739064 alison.bridewell@gmail.com

Alternatively you can contact:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Heather Bland 01722411922/07500664800 heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be seen on the Safeguarding page of this website.                                                                      

 

We have a mixture of formal and informal services. You would be very welcome at any of these, whether you are just visiting, planning to move to this area, or already live locally and wish to explore the Christian faith further. Unfortunately, as a result of restrictions imposed by coronavirus, all midweek meetings and Sunday Services in church buildings have been put on hold until further notice. In the meantime, regular on-line benefice services are being conducted. For information on how to join these, visit www.wellspringsbenefice.co.uk    

 Message from the Archbishops

The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

But they called on the Church to "continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable".
It follows the announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson of sweeping restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.

It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government's instructions. There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.

Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime minister's Statement.

In a joint statement the bishops said: "In the light of the Government's measures, announced by the Prime Minister this evening, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given.

"We will give a fuller statement of advice as soon as possible. Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated."

Churches are putting public worship on hold and are becoming a "different sort of church" in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.

Keep us, good Lord under the shadow of your mercy,

be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all those who are brought low;

that they may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen.