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Our community groups - Join in

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 wider community.

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Messy Church Old Town

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 Facebook page.

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Coffee Rota

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.

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Prayers and Readings Rota

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 prayers here.

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Christ Church Guild of Bellringers

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.

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Sunday Club

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.

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Little Fishes

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.

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Friends of Christ Church

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.

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Home groups

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.

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The Men's Breakfast

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.

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Mothers Union

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.

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The Choir

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.

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The Rambling Group

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.

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Alpha Groups

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.