Local Projects

Christ Church Rayleigh supports a number of local projects. Including the XL Mentoring project, and several others below:

Bar ‘N’ Bus

For over 15 years Bar ‘N’ Bus has been in Webster’s Way car park in Rayleigh town centre (almost) every Thursday night between 8 and 10pm.

A dedicated team of volunteers from all the churches of Rayleigh have ‘staffed’ the colourful bus or van. On a lovely summer evening it can be pleasant event, but the team also goes out in all weather, unless the roads are impassable.

Through acceptance, the Xbox and many thousand of cups of tea and biscuits young people can relax, talk and see positive Christian life values modelled as an alternative to street culture.

Bar ‘n’ Bus aims to reach out to the young people by

  • Supporting – by listening to the young people, we can support them through tough times as well as the good times.
  • Educating – by helping young people to see that the choices they make now can effect the rest of their lives.
  • Encouraging – by showing an interest in the lives of  the young people, we can encourage them to reach their dreams and goals.

Christ Church supports B ‘n’ B through volunteers, funding and prayer.

For further information on the work of Bar ‘n’ Bus teams through out South East Essex, please see Bar ‘N’ Bus

Link to May 2020 promotional video, with an overview of the Bar n Bus work.

Link to the Bar n’ bus May 2020 Newsletter

Todman Centre Over 55’s Lunch Club

This is run by volunteers from Rayleigh churches and other interested people.

‘Home Style’ cooked meals consisting of a main meal & desert – cost £3.50
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:30am – 3 pm

If you require transport and live in the Rayleigh area a pick-up and drop-off service is provided for a small charge of £2.50

If you are interested in coming, please ring 07505 841187 giving 24 hours notice.

Rayleigh Age Concern
Castle Road

The Mega Centre (formally The Warehouse Centre)

The Mega Centre Rayleigh in Brook Road,  Rayleigh opened in 1994 in response to a vision that was adopted by local Christians, for a youth & community resource that would provide a place for young people who had ‘nowhere to go and nothing to do’.

The Centre has been widely acclaimed for the facilities and activities provided which have been constantly improved, as funds have permitted, for the benefit of the community. The Mega Centre Rayleigh, including Rayleigh MegaZone lazer arena, Rayleigh MegaPlay softplay area, the Music Rooms and the Theatre.  It directly benefits young people by running S-Kape youth clubs most evenings of the week.
All the net income generated from the various activities is re-invested to further develop and improve the Centre as a community resource.

Christ Church actively supports the work and activity of The Mega Centre