We are an inclusive, highly diverse Christian Community committed to our vision of connecting
the Community to Christ. A vital part of our life together is the many groups and social
activities that help to bind us together as friends and neighbours. There are groups for many
different purposes and they form a great way of getting to know others in the church and the
Messy Church is a different way of doing church
involving glue, glitter, grub and God!
It's about bringing people of all ages together. It's family friendly (for families of all
shapes and sizes). It's fun, it's creative, it's relaxed! (..And it will get a little bit
messy, but don't worry because we'll clear up!) We also have a
Members of our church family take turns to make the teas and coffees in the leisure
center following the Sunday services every week. The rota is available here
along with instructions for those making the teas and coffees.
Each Sunday, members of our church family take turns to do the bible readings or prepare the prayers.
Please join in and take a turn at this - you can see the
Prayer and Readings rota here - you can see where we need volunteers and offer
your services. You can find some hints and tips on writing the
We are a voluntary group from a variety of backgrounds and age groups. We are very fortunate to be able to
ring regularly on one of the finest peals of ten bells in the country, cast and installed by the Taylor
Foundry of Loughborough in 1924. You can find out more here.
Bring your children to church and leave them to learn and play in a safe and fun environment
whilst you worship. Children meet in the church with their parents/carers and leave with the
Sunday Club leaders following a short children’s talk at the beginning of the service.
You can find out more about our Sunday club here.
A toddler group for parents and carers for children 0-4. Meeting at the Church Centre during
term time on Thursday mornings between 9.45-11.30am. A friendly and welcoming group.
Activities include free play with a range of varied and stimulating toys plus a craft table.
Call Nicola Stevenette on 529166 for more details.
Since its foundation, the principle aim of The Friends has been to support specific projects
for the maintenance and enhancement of the fabric of Christ Church and its churchyard as well as for
the Parish Centre and for St. Mary’s in Commonweal Road.
You can find out more about the work of the Friends on this page.
Home groups are small informal groups of people from across Christ Church
and St. Mary’s who meet together mid-week in different people’s
homes to enjoy, among other things, socialising, sharing meals, discussing
topics relevant to faith, praying and exploring the Bible together.
Find out more here.
A group who meet on the 1st Saturday of the month for a short morning prayer service followed by a traditional
breakfast and usually a speaker is also invited to attend. Contact
Mike Palmer for more information.
The Mothers' Union is a world-wide organisation
founded by Mary Sumner in 1876. It is open to all who have been baptised and support the aims
and objectives of the Mothers' Union. Read about what our group does and find out about our
meetings by viewing our calendar of events.
We welcome singers of all ages who enjoy singing a range of music from traditional to modern.
We are a friendly choir and have various social
events during the year. If you would like to join the Christ Church Choir, please contact the Director of
Music Tim Eyles
for an informal chat. Tel: (01793) 486581. Further details can be found here.
Join us for beautiful walks in the Wiltshire countryside. Our most recent trip on November 14th was an out-and-back
walk to Uffington Castle and White Horse Hill via Waylands Smithy. You can read more about that and our other walks
on our Events blog.
Do you have some fundamental questions about God? Do you enjoy discussion and debate in a friendly open atmosphere? Find out more about yourself and Alpha by contacting us for information on the next Alpha course.