New Vicar

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Simon Vibert as the new vicar of Christ Church. Simon will begin his ministry with us in September and will be moving to Virginia Water with his wife Carrie, son Jacob and dog Eddie.
Simon is currently the vice-principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford where he is concerned with the training of ordinands for the Church of England. He has been there for ten years and before that was in parish ministry for many years. He has much to offer our church and parish and we are excited about the plans God has for the future. We are confident that Simon is the person God has chosen for us.
Please pray that all the practical arrangements will be competed in order for Simon and his family to move in time and pray for God’s peace and guidance as both Simon and we prepare for this new stage in the life of our fellowship.

Vacancies At Christ Church

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We have two vacancies on the Staff Team here at Christ Church:

Student and Young Adult Pastor

Part Time Administrator

Please click on the links to find out more.

Vacancy Community Pre School Manager

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Virginia Water Community Pre-School is a well-established Early Years Setting in the heart of the community offering the highest standards of care and play opportunities to children aged 2 to 5 years of age. Registered as a CIO in January 2015, we are a not for profit charitable organisation.  Our overall ethos is to nurture our children’s love for learning and exploration by providing the best possible experiences and opportunities.

Position Available:  Manager

Salary: £11.50 an hour

Hours: 40 hours per week/ Term Time Only / 36 Week Year

Plus 5.6 weeks pro rata holiday pay inc, bank holidays

Workplace Pension Scheme

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated early year’s professional to be our Manager in our friendly Pre-School from September 2017. This is an opportunity to work within a small setting to really make a difference to the lives of children and their families.

Working as part of the Virginia Water Community Pre-School team, you will deliver high-quality play and learning opportunities through a wide range of activities.  You will be able to communicate well with young children, their parents and carers and have working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage.  You will be able to take charge of the setting and deliver the daily routine supporting and leading the team.

With a minimum of a level 3 full or relevant early years or childcare qualification, you will have at least two years post qualifying experience. You will have vast knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and value your own continued professional development.

Virginia Water Community Pre-School provides a safe, secure and friendly working environment. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 9th June 2017.

Interviews week commencing: Monday 12th June 2017.

Contact Susan Wordingham at s.wordingham@yahoo.co.uk or telephone the Preschool between the hours of 09:00 and 15:00 on 01344 842892.

Virginia Water Community Pre-School is committed to the safeguarding of all children, therefore all appointments are subject to receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service which we consider acceptable as well as appropriate references.

Summer Dates – Evangelistic Outreach

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We have an exiciting programme of events underpinning our Mission Statement “To Know Jesus, and Make Jesus Known”.  How can you get involved?

May 25: Alpha Week One: Thursday 7:30pm, invite a friend.  We could do with some help clearing up after the meal has been served if you could help 19:45 – 21:00 please contact the office.

June 24: Carnival Capers: save the date, bake a cake:  we would be grateful for help manning the tea and prayer tents.

July 8: J John, Just One: event at the Emirates Stadium in London.  Invite a friend, neighbour, work colleague.  Engage in our goal of 52 For The Kingdom.

July 25: Evangelical Alliance Training: evening.  Come along and find out how we can begin those conversations that lead to Christ.

July 25 – 27 Summer on the Green:  Community outreach with games and BBQ.  Support our Youth and Children’s Ministries by coming along to have conversations with our neighbours, playing games and joining in.

Student and Young Adult Pastor

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We are currently looking for somebody to join our lively staff team from September 2017 to l ead work with students and young adults. We have an established link with students at Royal Holloway and many of our young people go on to study at universities around the country; others stay at home to work or study. Our Student and Young Adult Pastor will come alongside these young adults, supporting their journey of faith in many different ways and encouraging the involvement of the whole church family with students and those of student age.

We need somebody who:

  • Has a strong personal faith
  • Has had some form of theological training / education
  • Has an understanding of the experiences of university students and young adults in the 21st century
  • Is excited about teaching and sharing the Gospel and experienced in doing so
  • Enjoys working as part of a team but is not afraid of working on their own initiative
  • Is flexible, enthusiastic, organised and has a sense of humour
  • Salary is £25 503 gross

If you feel God may be calling you to this role then please contact Annette Ross, Operations Manager, Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Virginia Water GU25 4LD as soon as possible, requesting an application form.

52

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As we continue in our time of interregnum, our mission statement – “to know Jesus and make Jesus known” – will be underpinning our vision for this year – “52”. Rather than looking inward as we await the arrival of our new vicar, we have made a commitment to focus on evangelism and will be equipping the whole church family to spread the word and make Jesus known, not just in Christ Church but where we live, work and play. Our target is to gain 52 souls for the Kingdom in a year!

As part of this “52” vision, we will be organising several events to equip and encourage everyone in Christ Church to share Jesus with friends, family, and colleagues. More details of all these events can be found on the noticeboard at the front of church, but one particular example is that the Evangelical Alliance will be coming to Christ Church on July 25th, September 26th, and November 28th this year to provide training in evangelism, so do save those dates!

Golf Tickets Incentive Code

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Christ Church Infant School have been given a code for tickets for the BMW PGA Championship Golf tournament in May, which means that the school will receive £10 each time someone uses the link to purchase their tickets. The more tickets bought this way will result in much needed funds for the school.  Please see attached flyer for more information.

End Of Year Tax Letters Available

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End of Year Tax letters are available for all donors who pay tax and for whom we claim Gift Aid. This may be helpful if you need to complete a tax form. Please collect your letter this Sunday. Thank you!

Bring And Share Lunch Sunday 28 May – A REQUEST

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All welcome to our bring and share lunch on Sunday 28 May immediately following the 10:30 am service. Please bring COLD DISHES or dishes in a slow cooker! Thank you.

Summer On The Green

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From 25th-27th July, meet us on Cabrera Green, Virginia Water for games and activities for all ages from 15:30 with a BBQ from 17:00!