There are four areas of leadership within Christ Church Thornton:
- Church Leader - Leading the worship, ministry, mission and pastoral care of the Church
- Church Management Team - Managing the day to day functioning of staff, activities and buildings
- Church Leadership (Standing) Team - Delivering the strategic and financial decisions to achieve the overall vision
- Parochial Church Council (Trustees) Team - Providing vision, financial oversight and meeting legal and financial obligations
In addition, there are many Church Officers carrying out important ecclesiastical, legal and financial duties.
Serving the church family and parish through worship services, pastoral care, activities, administration, hospitality, finance and maintenance are five teams of people: