Christ Church -
the Revd Andrew Hemming, Priest for Redhill; 01761-462582 M: 07584-124198
Normally, in this article, I seek to share something of the unique nature of Redhill Church and the things that go on in
and around it. My aim is to excite interest in what we get up to and to encourage anyone who might wish, to come and
see for themselves. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and see if they might want to be part of this aspect of
Redhill. As the Bible says ‘Taste and see that the Lord is good’.
That said, and it is a warm and genuine invitation, this month I would like to talk about how we work with the other
churches across our Benefice; the group of churches comprising Holy Trinity - Burrington, St Michael and All Angels -
Butcombe, Christ Church - Redhill and All Saints – Wrington. Once a month we all get together for our main Sunday
Morning Service, meeting in any one of our four churches. On November 24th we will all gather at Redhill for the festival
of ‘Christ the King’ when we celebrate the patronal festival of Christ Church; this church’s birthday if you like. The
service on this occasion starts at 10am. It will be a lovely event when we pull out all the stops to celebrate all that this
church is, and does, for both Redhill and the wider Benefice. This would be a great day to come and find out what we
On 3rd November at 6:30pm in All Saints Wrington our Benefice is holding its annual ‘All Souls’ Service’. This is when
we offer the families and friends of anyone from across the Benefice who has passed away in the last few years the
opportunity to commemorate their passing through the lighting of a candle and the receiving of a sprig of rosemary. This
gentle and comforting service has become for many an important part of their grieving process. Again, all are welcome.
Also in November, the Benefice is starting its annual Advent Course. There are many groups meeting weekly on
differing days and at differing times, that are open to all. But this year, Butcombe and Redhill are hosting a shared group
that meets on Thursday mornings at 10am starting on 7th November. If you are interested in joining in please call our
Benefice Office on 01934 861294.
I hope this gives you some idea of how Redhill church, much loved and welcoming in its own right, takes an active part
in a wider network of churches in the area. Such activities give us greater strength and relevance in very troubling
May the love of God and the hope of Jesus Christ be a blessing in your life