Community Activities at Christ Church

Christ Church URC Chelmsford hosts many activities delivered by the church, individuals and local charities.

Below are a list of community activities that are currently running at Christ Church and the contact details of the organisations/individuals that deliver them.

Address: Christ Church URC Chelmsford, 164 New London Road, Chemsford, Essex CM2 0AW

You can also Hire a room at Christ Church

Rainbow Guides

For Girls (5-7 years) Thursdays 4pm- 5pm at Christ Church

To find out about Rainbow, Brownie or Guide in the area please go to or call the Essex North East office on 01376 570464


Younger Members of Scouts

For Boys & Girls (6-8 years) Tuesdays 6pm-7.15pm at Christ Church

Explorers Scouts

For Boys & Girls (11-14 years) Tuesdays 7.30pm-9pm at Christ Church

For details about becoming a Beaver/Cub/Scout Please email


Knitting & Crochet

Wednesdays from 10am-12pm 

Please join us for a hot drink, chat and some knitting & Crochet, all abilities welcome. Free and open to all. Christ Church in Room 3

For further information please call Jenny on 01245 524409

Christ Church Chelmsford Meetings
Mondays 12.30pm - 2pm (Room 5)
Mondays 8pm - 9.30pm (Room 5)
Wednesdays 8pm - 9.30pm (Room 3)
Open to All who may or may not have an alcoholic problem.
Helpline: 01245256147 (24 hours)
For further information please visit the website below:


Weds from 1.30pm-3.30pm

Knitting, crochet, cross stitch, beadwork and more.

The Arts & Crafts Circle began so that people could get together and spend time doing things they enjoy (£5 per week)

For further information please contact contact Julie at or call 01245 269291.


2nd Tuesday of each month from 7.15pm-10pm

The British Sugar Craft is a non- profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of cake decoration and sugar craft. Members include hobby cake makers, home bakers, specialist retailers and renowned sugar craft professionals.

For further information please click on the website below:


Saturdays (Sch yrs 1 - 5) 9.15am - 10.45am (Sch yrs 6 & above) 10.45am - 12pm

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club gives children the chance to have fun playing and improving their chess. Dates for 2023: 11th & 18th March, 8th,15th & 29th April, 13th & 27th May, 10th & 24th June, 8th & 22nd July, 5th, 8th,19th & 22nd Aug, 2nd, 6th & 30th Sept, 14th & 28th October, 11th & 25th Nov, 9th & 16th Dec. £5 per session, which will be a mix of playing and coaching

For further information please email us at


Chelmsford Stitches

Third Monday of Each Month 7.30pm-9.30pm

Chelmsford in Stitches is a group interested in stitch and textiles. We are always open to new members so if you are interested, give us a try and make some new like-minded friends.
Annual membership is £45 or you may attend one of our monthly meetings as a visitor for £5.

Next Meeting - Tuesday 16th Feb'24 from 8pm-10pm 

It is our aim to provide help and support to people living with diabetes in the Mid Essex area. We do this primarily through group meetings, designed with the express purpose of providing individuals with a safe, social forum to discuss diabetes and its effects.

For further information please contact Chelmsford and District Diabetes UK Group Tel: 07516897948 Email:


Meditation Courses

   These are meditation classes based on Buddha's teachings and everyone can join. For further information or book a place please call 01992 571 354 or Email:


Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am

Little Athletes are a specialised Physical Activity provider for Early Years, we run the perfect football club for toddlers! Our Little Ballers Programme is a unique football specific play programme which has been developed for children aged 12 months (and walking) - 3 yrs old.

For further information please visit the website below.


Wednesdays 5.30pm-8.30pm  

Welcome to the happiest place ever! Make Believe is the worlds most exciting performing arts company! A place where young people learn to sing, act and dance, realise their potential dreams and aspirations, whatever their level or ability.
For further information please call: 012 6847 5821 or email:


NCT Mums & Babies

The Chelmsford and District branch is run by local parents and we offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be, antenatal and post-natal courses, breastfeeding support, NCT Baby and Toddler Groups and support groups. For further information please visit the website below.


Fun, Friendship & Education

Marconi Belles WI meets on the 4th Monday of the month at Christchurch
Meeting starts at 7pm
For further information please email or visit our facebook page below:










Move & Melt

Mondays from 8pm-9pm

(half Hatha Yoga & half Yin)

Delivered by Joanne Bushell (£12 per session or discounted multi-class passes available)

For further information or to book a place please visit the website below.



The Musical Theatre Centre UK

Saturdays from 1pm-4pm & Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm 

MTC offer serious triple-threat (singing, acting, dance) training for young people who are passionate about performing and musical theatre.

Students take one of three 60-minute classes, streamed by ability. Max. class size of 20. ALL CLASSES: £7.00 per 60-minute lesson, paid termly.

For further information please click on the website below.


Christ Church Chelmsford Meetings

We only meet face-to-face on the 1st Monday of the month at 8pm (Room 2) All other meetings are held on Zoom

For further information please visit the website below:


Meets the 2nd & 4th Friday of the Month 2-4pm

Singing & Wellbeing Tuesdays 11am-1pm
Please contact Nevil on 07720 046867 for further information about our Tuesday Ready Steady Move & Daphne’s Chorus sessions.
For further information about Parkinson's UK please visit the website below:


Drama Workshops

Mondays 4pm-5pm (4-7 years) & 5pm-6pm (7-12 years)

Workshops in drama, dance and singing working on communication, co-ordination, concentration and confidence.
Please contact us at for a free trial session.


Tai Ji Quan

Mondays from 7pm-8.30pm

(Except for Bank Holidays)

We teach Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi. Lessons consist of Preparatory exercises, Quigong, Traditional Long Form and Small Circle Form

All new students are welcome as teaching is tailored to the development of a desire to learn this Internal Martial Art

Contact: Ian Pittock on 01371 856288 or

U3A General Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 2pm

Chelmsford u3a is one of 55 u3a’s in Essex and its members have been learning, staying active and having fun for 30 years, showcasing what it means to have a positive later life.

We have over 30 Interest Groups including Art, History, Reading & Poetry, Walking, Science, Foreign Languages, Theatre Trips, Travel and Outings. (Take a look at the list on this website).

To join our membership please email


School of Dance & Performing Arts

Saturdays 9am-4pm 

The School aims to cater for everyone from the age of three years including adults: Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Contemporary & Pre-School Dance.
For further information about our different classes and how to join please call 01245 287638 or email us at