Frequently asked questions

Who are we?

Christ Church Cotmanhay and Shipley is part of South East Derbyshire Deanery and the Diocese of Derby in the Church of England.

Do you pray for individuals?

We pray as a church for individuals desiring prayer. Let us know if you have a prayer request.

Does the Church give money to charity?

The Church gives 10% of its income to support local and national charities.

Does the Church have a choir?

Yes, the church has a small choir that sings at 10am services.

What work does the Church do with the youth?

The Church hosts a number of Uniformed Organisations including Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section, Cubs, Beavers and Scouts.  These are represented at a monthly Parade service. The Church runs a monthly Sunday Club during the 10am service.  We have links with local schools, contributing to assemblies at local primary schools and providing services on special occasions.

Does the Church welcome very young children and babies?

Yes, we are always happy to see young families and hold regular services with Thanksgiving or Baptism (Christening).  There is an activity table in the corner of church.

Is there a parent/carer and toddler group?

Yes, Daisy Chain meets on Tuesday mornings (9.15 till 11.15) and afternoons (1 till 3) during term time.  There is also a Friday ‘time out’ coffee break (9.45 till 11 in term time) for parents and carers to relax while the children play together.

Do you have a Church Hall that can be hired?

Yes, we have an excellent facility that can be hired out and plays regular host to a variety of regular events.

How does the Church serve the local community?

This takes many forms including through hosting a luncheon club, delivering Christmas hampers and supplying ‘The King’s Pantry’ with food for those in need in our community.

Does the Church organise social activities?

Yes, a number of events and activities are arranged throughout the year.  We have, for example, Summer and Christmas Fayres; Harvest Supper and Auction; Coffee Morning each Tuesday during term time (10.15 till 11.45); and a group of members attends the “Transform Weekend” Christian conference.

Are there small groups that can be joined?

Yes, various small groups for study, prayer and finding out more about the Christian Faith are held throughout the year.

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