This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it
Psalms 118:24


Church Officers.

IMG_1786R.jpg Chairman/Minister

Revd. Peter Clarkson

IMG_1417R.jpgVice Chairman: 
David Evans.

2015-08-23 11.50.22.jpgChurch Secretary:
Chris Pearce

Susan Hill

Audrey Staite

IMG_1410R.jpgSafeguarding Officer:
Yvonne Heggs.

2015-08-09 11.38.43R.jpgChildren and Young People:
Carol Terry

IMG_1430R.jpgEvangelism, Outreach and Prayer:
Val Stephens

Val Doll.

IMG_1407R.jpgExternal Communications and Publicity
Frank Heggs

IMG_1404R.jpgWider Church Relationships:
Chris Draycott

IMG_1403R.jpgDavid Barber

IMG_1435R.jpgRevd. Norman Whitaker.


David Evans    Vice-Chair then Chair of Council during the Interregnum
Howard Francis       Treasurer
Chris Pearce    Church Secretary

Val Doll    Audrey Staite   Val Stephens   Carol Terry             

Yvonne Heggs Norman Whitaker   Christine Draycott   

David Barber   Frank Heggs    Susan Hill

Under the new Constitution, the Council Members are all Trustees of the Christchurch Abbeydale Charity.


The Church Council meets monthly and reviews the life of the church across all the areas of church life, and ensures that the Aims and Objectives are respected. 

The use of the building by Community and other Groups remains high.

Following ratification of a revised and updated Constitution by Denominational Partners, the 2016 Annual Church Meeting formally introduced this Constitution. No updates were introduced during the year.

Council expresses its thanks on behalf of the Church to our former minister, Reverend Steve Davies, who retired during the period, for his invaluable service to Christchurch.  We also express our thanks to the Reverends Christine Birkett, Robert Draycott, Vernon Godden, Norman Whitaker and our Reader, Frank Heggs for all the work they have done and for their contribution during our Interregnum.

David Evans, Norman Whitaker, Christine Draycott, David Barber, and Frank Heggs were elected to Council by the Annual Church Meeting.  David Evans was elected by Church Council as Vice-Chair, Chris Pearce as Church Secretary and Howard Francis as Treasurer.  Susan Hill was co-opted to Council in September 2018 and was nominated by Council as Treasurer elect, to take over from the Treasurer at a suitable point in 2019.

Your Chronicle

Did you realise that production of the Chronicle involves a whole team of people?

Apart from the editor the following quietly work in the background:

Proof reading : 

Printing / duplicating : David & Kath Barber, Frank & Yvonne Heggs

In addition, we have regular and occasional contributors who we depend on for articles and updated information. Email and the Internet have helped considerably in the transfer of information.

Malcolm Brader updating the Christchurch Website is another major player as we try to communicate Christchurch’s activities

We thank them for their time and dedication

The other people to mention are you, the readers - we would welcome any contributions you would like to make


The print run is now 150 Chronicles plus extras as required.

There is no charge for the Chronicle - but donations are welcome towards the cost. We don’t like to waste resources so we rely on people telling us (David Barber or Mike Wood) that more are required and more will be run off

Mike Wood