Welcome! Our services currently take place both in church and online.
Christ Church will be open for private prayer from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon
on Wednesdays and Saturdays along with our Sunday services.
3 December 2023
First Sunday of Advent
9.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
11.00 a.m. Joint Parish Eucharist
We are an Anglican (Church of England) Church seeking to be open and inclusive and offering a warm welcome to everyone. Our church congregations are made up of diverse groups of people who worship together week by week, and seek to serve our local communities. Details of our worship can be found in the Worship section of this website. We have activity groups for children at both our churches on Sunday morning, regular all-age services, and Messy Church sessions with our neighbouring churches in Withington.
The parish of Christ Church, West Didsbury and St. Christopher, Withington covers over 18,000 people in South Manchester and was formed from two previously existing parishes.
Our concert series is busy and Christ Church is known throughout the area for its musical events and excellent acoustics. For more information, click on the ‘concerts‘ link above.
35 Darley Avenue, West Didsbury,
Manchester M20 2ZD
St. Christopher’s Church
13 Moorgate Avenue, Old Moat,
Withington, Manchester M20 1HE
At Christ Church & St Christopher’s we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all.
We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.
If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our safeguarding officer.
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Susannah Atherton
Tel: 0161 536 6152
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Abbey Clephane-Wilson, she can be contacted at email@example.com or at 0161 828 1465 / 07384 460958
Out of Hours Support
The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is unavailable. Thirtyone:eight can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.
This also includes any safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.
In the case of an emergency
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Service.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).
• Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).
• Parent Line: 0808 800 2222
• National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
• Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
• Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)