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Simon Says ..

Rev Simon Stevenette spent a remarkable evening on health and wellbeing and discovering treasure in life’s scars last Thursday with Patrick Regan. Kintsugi Hope is a charity based in the UK striving to make a difference to people’s mental wellbeing. 'Kintsugi' (???) is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold. The word means 'gold ..

Choral Evensong 9th February 2020 ..

Listen again to our service of traditional choral evensong Led by the choir of Christ Church and friends and the Reverend Simon Stevenette ..

Reconciliation Song ..

Churches across the UK will this weekend be singing a new praise song that “aims to build unity in our church and our nation post-Brexit”. With Britain having left the European Union at 11pm yesterday, the singer-songwriter Andy Flanagan said that his song Reconciled (for Brexit and Beyond) would apply some balm to church communities left bitterly divide ..

A Letter from our Bishop ..

Following last week's college of Bishops meeting please read the letter we received from Bishop Viv and the statement issued by the Archbishops. Ad-ClerumDownload ..

Becoming an eco-congregation - a personal perspect ..

In response to the “climate crisis”, Christ Church with St Mary’s (Immanuel URC too, I believe) aspires to become an “eco-congregation”.  On 4 January, Christ Church’s Men’s Breakfast group discussed what this might mean and its implications for churches and individuals. The breakfast group was established by a former curate, Robert Sanday, in Februa ..

Parish Contact List ..

New regulations have provided an opportunity to review the ways that we communicate with our congregation, friends and supporters. Keeping in contact with our community is a vital part of our mission-enabling us to offer pastoral and practical support when needed and keeping them informed of events and activities in the Church, Community centre and further ..

Old Town Partnership Magazine ..

Did you know that the Partnership of Churches in Old Town publish a regular magazine full of local interest and spiritual insights? If you would like to receive a copy then contact Mr. George Kennedy our distribution manager:  31 Vasterne Close, Purton, SN5 4EZ or 01793 772589  Editors: Diana Swan: d.swa ..

Lessons & Carols Service 2019 ..

Listen again to our Candlelit service  of Lessons and Carols from December 22nd 2019. ..

12 days of Christmas recycling ..

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. An old and brown Christmas tree On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree On the fourth day of Christmas, my ..


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