What we believe:
We're passionate about our faith: we want to put Jesus first in everything we do and make room for the Holy Spirit to work in our lives. We take the Bible seriously, trying to work out how to apply it every day, and we know that we are saved only by God's grace through the death and resurrection of Jesus. We believe that God loves everyone and wants them to turn back to him and become part of his family. We believe God changes lives, here and now, as people turn to him and ask for his forgiveness. Don't hesitate to ask us to find out more!
We are here for you.
Three other things:
We're Anglican: We're a parish church of the Church of England. That means that we are here for everyone, whether they come to church or not. We are especially keen to help those who live in our local area - the parish.
We're Evangelical: We really believe that the Bible can speak directly into our lives today. We believe that God saves people here and now. It's exciting stuff, and it's real. We want to share that.
We're Relaxed: People can wear what they like to church and we want those with children to relax. Christ Church is a family-friendly place. We sing a wide range of songs and continue to have a mix of styles in our Sunday services, but we want everyone to feel welcome and involved.
You are welcome:
You are welcome to join us for our 10am service each Sunday, which is currently taking place online. It doesn't matter if you don't know what you believe, or if you've never been to church before.
A lot of people worry that they might not be good enough for church. Don't worry about that: Jesus says that he came for those who feel like they aren't perfect, those that feel that they aren't good enough, those who are poor and broken.
Some people worry that they will be put on the spot or asked to do something they are uncomfortable with. Don't worry about that. You can just watch. You don't have to join in with anything if you don't want to.
Reverend Paul Franklin
Paul is the vicar of Christ Church, and leads alongside his wife Liz who is also ordained. They have been in Newark since April 2017, and hope to find ways to help Christ Church connect with people of all ages who live locally.