Christ Church has had many faithful documenters over the years. Denis Bird provided us with an
invaluable archive of
historic photographs of Christ Church. Brian Bridgeman and
Teresa Squires compiled the story of Christ Church, Parish Church of Swindon and its community
from 1851-2001. It is a fascinating read and you can
buy the book here.
Dennis & Brian also provided us with a large selection of historic photographs of the town. You can
see a selection in our
Swindon Past & Present Album.
If you can add information to any of the pictures
or correct us where we have things wrong then please feel free to use the comment feature under each
picture or contact us at
Click on one of the thumbnails below to view the album in a new window:
We've uploaded lots of photographs that have been taken of Christ Church and the older Holy Rood Church, in the Lawns, so why not take a look?
The Armin-Grewe website
also has some nice old photographs of Swindon.
Christ Church's burial ground is a haven of peace and quiet and it's the final resting place of many generations
of Swindonians. We've produced a plan of the burial grounds
which you may find useful if you wish to visit the Church grounds.
During the recent work on our Community Centre, we did a photo survey
of the older graves in the Churchyard itself. You can see it here:
Although we don't hold our own parish registers, we have taken some of our burial records (1905 - 2010) and added them to a database that
you can search through on this website. You can find the database here.
For those researching local burials, the Friends of Radnor Street Cemetery also
have an excellent site here.
Click here for a descriptive tour of our Church building, complete with photos.