New Bishop of Tonbridge

Our Archdeacon, Simon Burton-Jones has been announced as the next Bishop of Tonbridge. We are extremely grateful to Simon for all the support he has given Christ Church. We will be sorry to see him move on from his current role, but are delighted that he will continue to work in and serve the Diocese of Rochester. Please join us in praying for Simon and his family as he prepares for this move.

The role of the Bishop of Tonbridge

The Bishop of Tonbridge is a Suffragan (sort of an Assistant!) Bishop in the Diocese of Rochester. This role supports the Bishop of Rochester and works with the Archdeacons and others as part of the Diocesan leadership team.

As Bishop of Tonbridge, Simon will focus on evangelism and growth. This aspiration and intention to grow is rooted in “Called Together”, the Diocese of Rochester’s vision. He will also have oversight and leadership of the educationyouth and children, and community engagement work of churches across the Diocese of Rochester. In relation to education, he will chair the Diocesan Board of Education, supporting the work of the 89 Church of England schools within the Diocese. More information is available on the Diocesan Website.

Community Fun Day – 19 May

Join us on Saturday 19 May for a Community Fun Day at Christ Church Luton. There will be activities for all ages, including:

  • showing the wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on our big screen at midday
  • food and drinks after the wedding ceremony
  • bouncy castle
  • other fun and games

All are welcome and the event is completely free so do bring your friends and neighbours!

What’s Easter all about?

Chocolate eggs, bunnies and bonnets of course.

We love all those things.
Especially the chocolate!

But Easter is also the time when we celebrate how Jesus came back to life three days after he died.

Surely that’s not possible?
An April Fool?
A magic trick?

Or did it actually happen?
And if it did, why? How?

“This Jesus, following the deliberate and well-thought-out plan of God, was betrayed by men who took the law into their own hands…and pinned him to a cross and killed him. But God untied the death ropes and raised him up. Death was no match for him.” St Peter

Join us at Christ Church at 10:30am on Sun 1 April to find out more about what is either the best con trick ever or a miracle that actually happened to change the world.

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