IMG_1259We have now re-started “Worship in Person” at Christ Church, every Sunday at 10.45 am.  We are still taking care for each other, by practising social distancing, wearing masks and using sanitizer.

We have welcomed some new families during and after the lock-down, and we are thrilled that our church is meeting again in person.  We have valued the continuing fellowship we have share online during the pandemic.

Every Sunday we will also put the link to the Sunday Worship (our 10:45 am service) on this website.  You can find it by clicking on the posts on the right for the Sunday you want, or go straight to our YouTube Channel at 10.45 to share it with us live, or watch it later.

Watch services

Christ Church Stocksbridge YouTube Channel


If you need pastoral help, please phone our minister,

Rev Ian Lucraft, on 07428 744 014.

For more information, please see the Covid-19 page here

Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones, and your neighbours.

We offer our prayers for those who are suffering, and our thanks to the medical and emergency services who are helping us to get through this.

Christ Church is a joint United Reformed and Methodist Church. Our worship is varied and interesting, thoughtful and joyous. New visitors are always welcome.  Children are always welcome and there is a Sunday School every Sunday, sometimes larger and sometimes smaller.

You will find an open and friendly congregation here, with lots of social activities to join in with for young and old.  We have about 70 or more people attending worship every Sunday morning, and on Sunday evenings we have a range of alternative worship events through the month.  We are a united congregation from the former Stocksbridge Methodist Church (in Deepcar) and Stocksbridge United Reformed Church (also known as ‘Stocksbridge Congs’ from years ago).

We have recently started a Lunch Club for older people and a social cafe called The Meeting Place for people who are looking to make friends in the community.

We have just finished re-building the church and community hall. Now we are working hard to discover how we can make our church more available to people and community groups in the Valley; we would welcome any ideas you might have.

If you want to speak to the minister, Rev Ian Lucraft, or one of the church leaders, please look on the link above for “Our Team” where you will find our contact details.

Christ Church’s address is Manchester Road, Sheffield, S36 1DY.

We are just past the Co-op supermarket, on the other side of the road.

16 Responses to Home

  1. Stephen Day says:

    We attended the funeral of
    Dorothy Utting on Monday and were very impressed by the atmosphere at your church. As guests we were amazed by such hospitality and would like it to be known that it was greatly appreciated. We were warmly welcomed and while there is always sadness at a funeral we felt the whole day was very uplifting.

    With thanks

    Stephen and Tammy Day

  2. Pauline Longden says:

    Many thanks for updating the Services page of the website. It is really helpful to have this information available.

  3. Janet Brogan says:

    Dearest Ian – thank you for sending the Sunday at home service link to us:-
    We have really appreciated being able to share with You, Gwen and the Christ Church
    Family very meaningful times of worship and care during this period of uncertainty
    Although we do not often have the chance to see each other this has also helped to feel closer
    to you. We look forward to the joining you all, virtually, in the coming weeks until we are able to to meet up again in person.
    We send you our love and prayers
    Your loving Sister Janet and Brother-in-law Rodney

  4. Andy Ireland says:

    On behalf of Stocksbridge High School, thank you to everyone at Christ Church for you kind support of our students at this difficult time. The school is not closed but most of our work the the young people and families we serve has had to be through remote means.

    We are very much looking forward to September when we hope to see everyone back at school and I am hopeful that your support will greatly help the transition back towards normality.

    Thank you again

    • ianlucraft says:

      Thank you for this Andy.
      I was so glad that we could respond to the need.
      And though these families will now get the vouchers after the Government’s change of heart, we stand here ready, with the Food Bank, to support those in the most need.
      Best wishes to you and your school for going the extra mile in supporting your students.
      Rev Ian Lucraft

  5. Susie Abrahams says:

    Hope you all keeping well
    I have just received an email from an old friend at Walkley, and they are singing a different carol each Sunday until Christmas. I thought this was good for community well being, and reminding us all of the true spirit of Christmas and rebirth.
    I wondered if we could adapt the idea for our area.
    If you feel it is appropriate I can raise the issue at Town Council this Thursday.
    Take care

    Kind regards

  6. Joanna Harlock says:

    Dear All,

    The pleasure of on line services is that I don’t have to get up on Sunday mornings, being generally a tardy riser, especially at weekends, and we can enjoy them at any time of day which is convenient to us!
    All that aside and to be serious, I would like to thank you all for bringing worship into our homes. It has been such a comfort and an uplifting experience during difficult covid times.
    I was moved to write this after Simon’s service on January 10th. The lovely pictorial scenes of sunrises across the globe was a real treat coupled with wonderful well known hymns beautifully sung, made it a delightful experience for me.
    However. I really want to thank everyone from Christchurch who has made these online services possible. Obviously special heartfelt thanks go to Ian and Gwen particularly.
    I always enjoy Ian’s sermons / address which often stimulates thought provoking topics delivered in such an empathetic and compassionate way. He demonstrates a very special gift in the way that he preaches. Thank you Ian.
    For me, all the Christmas services were so appreciated culminating in the Christmas Day service from Ian and Gwen’s home. It was so poignant and very special in this year when many of us were separated from our children and grandchildren for the first time ever.
    May I also thank so many others that I know have given so much of their time to bring Sunday services to us, not only conducting and participating in services, but also all the technical support and online production.
    Thank you everyone

    Joanna Harlock

  7. ianlucraft says:

    Thank you for your kind thoughts and best wishes, Joanna.
    We’ve now got to turn our thoughts to how we think through a return to normal in the future and what part this online service may play in that. So it is good to know that it is helpful to people who are separated by distance.
    Best wishes

  8. Bethany Lucas says:

    Hi, I would like to arrange a baptism
    please. Would you kindly let me know how to arrange one in these very strange circumstances ?



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