Welcome to the parish church of Christ Church, Skipton
People: Like all churches, the most important thing is the people. We are an open and friendly family who come together to find joy, peace and meaning in following Jesus Christ.
Worship: Our worship is largely traditional in style in that the ministers wear robes (or vestments) and we sing hymns. During Holy Communion (or the Eucharist) the focus is on Jesus Christ giving himself to us in the Bread and the Wine, as at the Last Supper. We place quite a high emphasis on this part of our worship which is sometimes known as the High Church tradition. Our evening services may have a more informal tone with an emphasis on prayer and reflection. All services are family friendly and open to everyone.
Place: Christ Church is a beautiful building located on Cross Street, Skipton although visible and easily accessed via the main Keighley Road. Feel welcome to visit. Look out for special open days in the local press and on the church noticeboard.
UPDATE June 2020: Christ Church will be open for individual prayer at the following times;
Sunday 12pm - 2pm
Wednesday 10am - 12pm
(1 household for each visit for prayer)
Please visit our News page for further updates and news sheets
Original Notice March 2020:
The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
But they called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.
It follows the announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson of sweeping restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.
It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.
Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime minister’s Statement.
In a joint statement the bishops said: “In the light of the Government’s measures, announced by the Prime Minister this evening, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given.
“We will give a fuller statement of advice as soon as possible. Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated.”
These are unprecedented and uncertain times and we appreciate that many will be feeling concerned and apprehensive and in need of prayer time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are doing our best to adapt our ministry and mission accordingly and we hope that we can continue to provide all the support that is required during these difficult times.God bless you.
We eventually hope to post videos onto this site but in the meantime please visit our new Youtube video channel for prayers and reflections. Please click the link below:
Christ Church and St Mary's YouTube Videos
Please note: the 'This Week' box below does not always show every event taking place during the week. Please check the Calendar page for full details.