Welcome from Tom Parsons, Vicar of Christ Church


Whoever you are, Christ Church has something to offer.  
And you will have something unique to bring.  

Children, teenagers, students, twenty-somethings, parents with young familes, those more established in life, right through to the very oldest members of our community - all are welcome.

Hopefully Christ Church wil be a place where you can find Jesus Christ, get to know him, to worship him and grow in faith in him.


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Tom Parsons: I have been Vicar of Christ Church since 2010.  I love living in Sidcup and enjoy being part of Christ Church.  To me, the best thing about being a Vicar is the privilege of helping people to find living faith in Jesus, and helping those who do believe already to grow in their faith.  I am a musician by trade, an oboe player, but in my early twenties life took a different direction.  I have worked in three churches: among university students for All Souls Church, Langham Place, in central London; in Whitehaven, Cumbria and here in Sidcup.  I’m married to Katie and have three young sons.  I read history books, follow Villa, cook curries and attempt triathlons.

I’m Alison Summers (usually known as Ali!). I’m married to Conrad and have two daughters and a son. I grew up at Christ Church and was a member of the CYFA youth group, where I became a Christian and met my husband. I’m currently the Pastoral Coordinator, and aim to get the whole church involved in caring for each other as Jesus taught us. I’m passionate to see people taking the initiative to look after one another, so that everybody feels welcome at Christ Church – both regular members and the local community. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, attempting to speak French during holidays to France, visiting art galleries, cooking and solving puzzles.

I’m Andrew Young, the Lay Reader at Christ Church. I’m a self-confessed “Trekkie” so will often draw illustrations in my preaching from the world of science fiction whilst preaching the Bible’s message. My other passions come through too: cricket (still playing at 50) and Norwich City Football Club (still following after 40 years). I work in marine insurance and I’m married to Helen with two grown up children.

I'm Charles Rutter. They tell me I'm retired. It's a long time since my ordination. Bemused by some of the paths down which God has led. Almost went to Iran but the revolution intervened. Pastoral ministry became charity management and governance. Then academia, mentoring and spiritual direction. I love preaching (will go anywhere!) and enjoy history, theology and a good walk. My main challenges are to keep fit and deliver short sermons. Jenny and I have a great bunch of kids and grandkids. I'm quietly amazed at the way in which our Lord called us to Christ Church. We feel privileged to belong to a spiritually mature, growing and dynamic community of faith. To see new believers' lives transformed by the power of Jesus. And to play a part in God's great adventure!


We are located at the junction of Main Road and Christchurch Road in Sidcup. Our church hall is situated some distance away in Woodside Crescent.

Christ Church Sidcup
Main Road, Sidcup, Kent  DA14 6NJ

020 8308 0835  (Tom Parsons, Vicar)

As Christ Church has no post box, please deliver to:
The Vicarage, 16 Christchurch Road, Sidcup, Kent  DA15 7HE    

We are on the 321 bus route and just 5 minutes
walk from Sidcup High Street.

Christ Church Parish Hall
Woodside Crescent, Sidcup, Kent  DA15 7JJ