St Christopher’s Church of England Memorial Home chaplaincy has two chapels: St Christopher’s and St Ragener’s.
St Christopher’s Chapel
Originally, a ‘Quiet Room’ was used for a Eucharist service so became a ‘temporary chapel’. In 1978 it was suggested that Care Wing sitting room could be made into a permanent chapel, which seated 29. Later it was decided to extend the room so that the chapel would be less overcrowded and was rededicated in 1986. Then there were 40 places, although still a little close together.
In 1992 building started on a new extension to the home. This was to consist of 16 self-contained flats and a new Chapel, eventually dedicated to St. Ragener, Martyr and Saint of Northampton, reputedly buried in St. Peter’s Church in Northampton.
The old chapel was screened off to make it available as an Oratory, for private prayer or for those who were unable to be taken to the new chapel.
St. Ragener’s Chapel
The new chapel, at the end of the South Wing, was dedicated in 1993 and was to have seats for ninety people.
Special chairs were bought to go with the new wheelchair friendly two-tone carpet. The dark tone was said to be based on a Jerusalem Cross. The chapel also has some beautiful stained glass windows.
The chapel is simple, light and airy, so that the congregation can be conscious of the outside world as well as the inside.
Services are held in both Chapels as listed below:
- Friday Morning 10.15am – Holy Eucharist (Communion) – St. Ragener’s Chapel
- Sunday Mornings 10.30 – Matins (morning prayer) – St Christophers Capel
- Alternate Thursdays 1st and 3rd – 7.00pm – Compline (Night Prayer) – St Christopher’s Chapel
- Alternate Thursdays 2nd a 4th – 7.00pm – Evensong Evening Prayer) – St. Ragener’s Chapel
Greater Northampton Churches
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Abington – St Peter & St Paul
Dallington – St Mary
Duston – St Luke
Grange Park Church (Anglican/Baptist LEP)
Great & Little Billing – St Andrew & All Saints
Hardingstone – St Edmund
Kings Heath – St Augustine
Kingsthorpe, Deaf Church
Kingsthorpe – St David
Kingsthorpe – St John the Baptist
Kingsthorpe – St Mark
Moulton – St Peter & St Paul
Northampton – All Saints w St Katharine & St Peter
Northampton – Christ Church
Northampton – Emmanuel
Northampton – Holy Sepulchre w St Andrew & St Lawrence
Northampton – Holy Trinity & St Paul
Northampton – St Alban the Martyr
Northampton – St Benedict
Northampton – St Giles
Northampton – St James
Northampton – St Mary the Virgin
Northampton – St Matthew
Northampton – St Michael & All Angels w St Edmund
Piddington w Horton – St John the Baptist & St Mary Magdalene
Quinton & Preston Deanery – St John the Baptist
Weston Favell – St Peter
Wootton – St George the Martyr