Connecting hearts, minds & lives in community with God
At Christ Church we seek to be a loving, caring and welcoming fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ, showing his love to the people of Windsor. Our mission is based on our human and spiritual values and our wish to share our living faith with our fellow Christians and the wider community by:
- – our faith in Jesus Christ
- – following his example
- – tolerance and respect for one another’s views
- – thinking about and caring for each other
- – trusting one another
- – being a cheerful, warm and welcoming place
- – representing our values in the wider community
Christ Church United Reformed Church, Windsor can trace its roots back to 1662 when a group of nonconformist worshippers met in Windsor town. There is a gap in our history in the 18th Century, but by 1832 the Congregational Church had grown sufficiently to open a large chapel with church hall on the site of the present Church, which was consecrated in 1980.
Interview Bill did with Anthony Mundye a few years back which gives an insight in to the church origins
Meet The Minister – Rev’d Alan Wickens
I was born in the Old Windsor, so you could say that I am a ‘local lad’. I grew up in the Staines and Ashford area, and after completing my schooling, I followed a career in the Ambulance Service – serving firstly in London, then latterly in Surrey Ambulance Service. During my 26 years service, I qualified as a paramedic, and attained the rank of Group Manager.
During the early 1990’s, I felt a sense of call to Church ministry, and so in 1995, I decided to follow that calling. I headed North to begin 4 years training for the United Reformed Church ministry at Northern College, Manchester, in which I successfully obtained a BA(Hons) in contextual theology. From there, I was ordained into my first church in Dorset, where I served for my first 5 years.
I received a call back to Lancashire when I was invited to serve as Minister for the next 13 years. In 2016, I felt a call to return to my roots, by which time the joint pastorate of Windsor and Egham had become vacant. After pursuing the call, I was invited by both churches to become their Minister and was inducted at Easter 2016.
I am married to Anthea, who is also a URC Minister serving at St. Paul’s URC in Bracknell. We have two grown-up children, James and Charlotte.
By way of interests I enjoy reading and have an eclectic taste in music ranging from modern popular music through to the classics. I also enjoy walking with our Cavalier King Charles spaniel, and also have a keen interest in railways, and in particular steam.
I hold a strong view that the Church is there for the people we serve. Therefore, it is essential that the Church engage with the people in our community, which is something, I believe, we are attempting to do at both Egham and Windsor. If you are new to the area, or are seeking a welcoming Church, why not come along and try us. I look forward to seeing you!