The church was built on the site of a chapel of ease built in the 17th century by a former Lord Mayor of London. Christ Church is a Grade II* building built in 1862 to a design by Sir George Gilbert Scott, houses a treasure of pre Raphalite art, including works by Burne-Jones, Rossetti and William Morris.
The church is where many local people worship and where the most significant events of their lives take place. Christ Church has a distinguished choir, is also the home to numerous concerts and occasional public meetings. The church also provides a hall which is used for many local activities including two playgroups, an after school club used by the local primary school opposite, and many local social clubs.