Christ Church, Winchester facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChrist Church, Winchester
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Style||"High Victorian Early English"|
|Diocese||Diocese of Winchester|
|Province||Province of Canterbury|
|Vicar(s)||The Revd Simon Cansdale|
|Asst Curate(s)||The Revd Craig Philbrick|
Christ Church, Winchester is a Church of England parish church in Winchester, England. It provides a variety of services and groups that meet regularly across all ages and stages of life. There are approximately 550 members. The vicar is Simon Cansdale and he is supported by multiple other clergy members. As a church, Christ Church has links with, and provides support to, institutions within the parish. These include the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester Prison and the University of Winchester. It is an active participant in Churches Together Winchester, which supports the Winchester Night Shelter, Basics Bank, Street Pastors, as well as the Real Christmas Chalet (run at the Cathedral Christmas Market each year). The Church is also in a cluster of churches including St Barnabas, Stanmore; St Luke's, Weeke and St Mark's, Oliver's Battery. It is also in partnership with the diocese of Muhubura and with St Nicholas Church in Kalerwe, Kampala; both in Uganda.
Simon Cansdale is the vicar. Craig Philbrick is the curate. Brian Wakelin is Assistant Minister. Amanda Denniss is Associate Minister and Vocations Pastor.
The previous vicar was David Rowe, who, before coming to Christ Church, led the ministry at Lee Abbey. He left Christ Church Winchester to go on to be the Dean of Wellington Cathedral in New Zealand.
Prior to David Rowe, the vicar, David Williams, became Bishop of Basingstoke on 19 September 2014.
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