ABOUT US

ChristChurch is a friendly and informal church in the village of Redbourn.


We aim to be welcoming and caring, like a big family, where all ages are valued and supported.

Over ten years on from our inception we are thrilled to see a thriving children’s and youth work both on Sundays and during the week. It is fantastic to see families from the community enjoying Starfish, Illuminate & our youth work and we really value the friendships that these groups have brought about.

As a church family we are committed to walking through life together. We believe that knowing God is revolutionary and changes the course of a person’s life, so we prioritise understanding and teaching the Bible, both on a Sunday morning and in our small groups (mini families within the bigger family).

We meet together on a Sunday morning and also use our building in Fish Street for various groups and activities during the week.

We warmly invite you to join us at one of our Sunday services – we would love to meet you personally and welcome you to the ChristChurch family.

Our Sunday morning sermons are available on our Youtube channel.

For more information about us, do have a look at what we believe. Or get in touch with us and someone from ChristChurch will gladly make contact.

Or you can have a look at our termly brochure for a detailed break down of everything going on in the church at the moment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

At ChristChurch, lots of things are important to us!

Community, friendship, supporting and valuingpeople, children, family, being real, being honest with each other, walking through life together, serving those around us – all of these are important.

But we want to acknowledge upfront that people matter to us BECAUSE we are convinced that people matter to God.

The word Gospel means Good News, the heralding of good news. And we passionately believe that we have good news to shout from the roof tops. This news changes people’s lives forever!

In a nutshell we believe what the Bible says about who we are. We are made in God’s likeness, for relationship with him. We are special, unique, yet we have forfeited that relationship. In our hearts we want to live our lives with us in charge – not God. We may allocate God some role or other, but it’s on our terms. The Bible calls this sin and because of our sin, we are cut off from genuine relationship with God and are under his judgement.

Given the way we have treated him, I wouldn’t blame him for

not wanting much to do with us. Yet the truth couldn’t be more different.

The whole Bible builds up to the coming of God’s own Son.

A Saviour sent for us, to ultimately bear the judgement that was rightfully ours. Born to die in my place, bearing my sin.

In the old Jewish temple there was a NO ENTRY type curtain.

No one could come into God’s holy presence because of their sin. When Jesus died, the curtain was torn in two from top to bottom. The message is clear: Jesus’ death makes relationship with God possible. His death and resurrection open the way for us to meet our God.

His resurrection underlines who he really is and overcomes death, which gives us great hope.

Many at ChristChurch have come to know and love God through Jesus. He promises to forgive us totally, all that we have done, however terrible. He promises to come into our lives. He promises to never leave or abandon us and he promises to welcome us into his Heaven, when the time comes.

This message and this Saviour transforms lives. He could change yours!

At ChristChurch we believe in helping people explore these important issues, in a non-threatening, supportive way.

Well that was our belief in a nutshell, for a more detailed outline of what we believe, click below!

Our duty of Care


At ChristChurch Redbourn we recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for our children, young people and vulnerable adults. This is detailed in our Safeguarding Policy. The Safeguarding Policy can be viewed under the  'Members' heading of the 'Home' menu (if you are a registered user of the site) or a copy can be requested by clicking here.  Should you have any concerns whatsoever about anyone within the congregation please click the button to contact us.

Chris Smith



MINISTER

Chris has been the minister here since the church began more than 10 years ago. He lives in Redbourn with his wife Karen and their three children. Chris worked in a church on the South coast for 11 years, during which time he trained at The Proclamation Trust in London, a course focusing on preaching. Before coming to Redbourn, Chris studied at Moore Thoelogical College in Sydney. Aside from Church, Chris enjoys most sports - football, cricket and golf especially.

Dave Faulkner



ELDER

Dave oversees pastoral care in the church. He is also in the youth and children's team. He is married to Katie, who is on the pastoral and Starfish teams, and together they host a small group. They have 4 children and live in Redbourn. Dave likes running and cycling around Redbourn. Please say hello if you see him!

Dave Burton



ELDER

Dave is responsible for overseeing the men's ministry and chairing the Trustees including overseeing the church policies. He also serves in Illuminate and Infant Academy and looks after the Thursday home group.

He is married to Fiona and has four children Jemima, Daisy, Edward and April.

Mike Pasquale



YOUTH & KIDS WORK

Mike is our Youth & Children's worker. Before this, Mike worked as our apprentice for

3 years. He likes drawing and does a lot of the design work for the church. He is engaged to be married soon!

WHO'S WHO


A key characteristic of ChristChurch is that everyone counts. We believe that God has given talents, abilities, strengths and gifts to every member of the church. We aspire to encourage people to use these God given gifts to serve the people around them. As a result of this there are many co-workers in our church, lots of servant-hearted people, working hard in various areas of church life.


In terms of leadership, ChristChurch currently employs a Minister, who is part of a team of leaders who are responsible for leading, teaching, equipping, maturing and caring for the people in the church. The New Testament calls these leaders Elders.

We also have a group of people who are particularly set aside to look after various practical aspects of running the church, such as organisation of children and youth work, administration, care of buildings and the various rotas that keep the church functioning well.  The Bible calls these leaders Deacons.

At ChristChurch Redbourn we also have a Pastoral Care Team as well as a Youth & Childrens' Worker.

Lou Bailey



DEACON

Lou’s main responsibility is to oversee communications and events.
She is married to Jon and has two children Elsbeth and Ollie.

Peter Goudge



DEACON

Peter oversees and supports those managing church finances, policies and practices (such as  food hygiene and safeguarding) and church members' meetings. He is married to Marilyn and they have two children both of whom are married with two children of their own.

Luke Hart



DEACON

Luke's main responsibility is to look after the technical aspects of Sunday Services and General Church running.

Luke likes cycling both on

Zwift and in real-life when

the weather is better.