We are so proud of the children for their desire to get involved in supporting mission in a practical way and also for something they can identify with. Well done!
7th June 2016
A huge thank you to Matthew, Charlotte and the rest of the team for your commitment to Just Looking over the last three years! We can’t wait to hear what you have planned for this next.
If you have been coming to Just Looking, you feel like part of the family here now and you’re always welcome. Come along to one of our services and see us soon.
18th April 2016
New Website | Smartphone & Tablet Friendly
We have improved our online presence once again by fully re-developing our website to improve performance, future content and most importantly so that it adapts to whichever device is being used by our site visitors.
We hope you like it!
19th June 2015
31st January 2015
Change in Leadership after 37 years
Thank you to Pastor Ralph & Terri for leading us so faithfully
After 37 years as Senior Pastor of Christchurch Elim Church (now known as Christchurch Christian Centre), it is with mixed feelings we announce that Pastor Ralph & Terri Winter-Smith stepped down from their roles and handed responsibility over on the 31st January.
During our AGM in November 2014, Ralph announced that he felt the time was right to step aside and make room for a new pastor to lead the church into the next season of growth and ministry.
Acting in conjunction with Elim’s national leadership, the church leadership appointed a new pastor who is now responsible and assumed the position of Senior Pastor on 1st February.
This is a huge change for us here in Christchurch but we know God has great things ahead both for them and for us as a church. We support Ralph and Terri in their decision.
We are very grateful to God that with a new Senior Pastor leading us forward, it will be upon the deep foundations that God has been preparing over these last few years. We believe this is all part of and in readiness for the growth that we are expecting here at CCC. The Lord Jesus Christ is building His Church.
We would like to say a very big thank you to Ralph and Terri for their sacrifice, love, support and the ministry that they have faithfully given to so many over the years.
Welcome to Pastor Adam & Lisa Lee
Following on from the above, we are pleased to announce that Pastor Adam & Lisa Lee and their son Judah had their induction service on Saturday 31st January and have begun their new journey here in Christchurch, with their first full Sunday on 1st February 2015.
Pastor Adam and family moved down from Blackpool where he had been serving as Assistant Pastor at ‘The Gatehouse’ Elim Church for several years. Adam has now taken over from at CCC as Senior Pastor.
We are pleased they have joined us and pray that God will greatly bless them in their future ministry here.
In all this; past, present and future, we give glory to God. It is His will and His alone that we seek.
Modernisation of main venue
To maximise the use of our facility and after much planning with the local authorities, work has now been completed on the main sanctuary where our services are all held. The sub floors have all been repaired, replaced, levelled and carpeted creating one large level open area that can now be used for a wide variety of events. The central heating has been modified with the installation of modern radiators, and our sound system has been updated and re-installed to suit the new layout. The new seating has now been purchased and we now have a much more welcoming, comfortable and flexible venue for church use.
If you haven’t yet seen the end result then come along one Sunday service and have a look.
21st January 2014
Repairs to Stonework
Our stonemason will be back again in the Spring 2015 to begin work on another window so desperately in need of repair, carving and installing new stonework and glazing in the process.
The scaffolding will go up just prior to this and work will then commence. This will last for several weeks due to the amount of work involved. For more information on the restoration click here.
Church Name Change
For those still searching for us as Christchurch Elim or Millhams Street Elim, in December 2012 the decision was made to change the name of the Church.
We have been blessed with a wonderful facility and central location that is now being used more more throughout each week. We have been holding many more events that connect us with the community and we felt that the name should reflect these changes. This was only a name change and we remain a part of the UK’s Elim Pentecostal Church Denomination with over 500 churches in the UK alone.
Previously known as Millhams Street Elim Church or Christchurch Elim Church but now ‘Christchurch Christian Centre’