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Christ Church is situated in the village of Gentleshaw, in Staffordshire.
We have approximately 75 people in our Church Family and  we enjoy meeting together for praise and worship every Sunday at either the Morning Service which is at 9.45am or the Evening Service at 7.00pm.

Once a month, on a Sunday morning we have an All Age Worship with particular emphasis on the children of our church family. We have a creche for younger children and Junior Church for the older ones during our other services. If you would like to join us we would love to see you at either of our Sunday services and you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome.

As well as our regular meetings each week, we also enjoy other activities together.
Every year in July we have a 'Safari' Supper' which is great fun and in November we hold a Mulled Wine and Mince Pie Evening in the village hall where there is an opportunity to buy Christmas presents,wrapping paper and cards, Christmas flowers, Jewellery, Bags and much, much more.


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Contact: Rev Lynn McKeon
(Ordained Local Minister)

17 Bradwell Lane
Cannock Wood

Rugeley.
WS15 4RW
    Tel: 01543 670739


 


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Sunday Services
Morning service 9.45am
 Evening service  7.00pm.

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A Brief History of Christ Church

The church, which was built to serve as a Chapel-of-ease to Longdon, was officially opened on 28th August 1837 by the then Bishop of Lichfield.
The congregation came from Gentleshaw, Cannock Wood and the Beaudesert Estate.  The church seated 120 and 20 of these seats were in the gallery which was supported by 4 ornate iron posts at the west end of the church.  The gallery contained a clock used by vicars to time their sermons.
Reverend Edward Carte took up duties as curate in 1838.  George Raybould was the first to be baptised on 17th September 1837 and the first marriage took place on 19th September 1840 between William Harvey and Ann James.  
The first burial, which was of a 14 month old baby named Jane Woolly, took place in 1840 but the oldest gravestone in the churchyard dates back to 1842 and is that of Charles Brindley.


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 In the late 1850s the embattled tower was added which contains the bell which hung in the old belfry.  In 1868 the Rev Edward Carte became the first vicar of Christ Church and in 1871 Rev John Walton from Yorkshire became the second vicar.  He died in 1875 and his grave is in the churchyard.
1875 also saw Reverend John Baptiste Andrews become vicar of the church and he served until 1884.  He is buried by the east window with his 14 year old son who died in 1877.
The church was restored in 1877 and extended at a cost of 426.  Additions included a small vestry and at the east end, a 5 sided apsidal chapel with 3 stained glass windows.