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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:  ..

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 ..

Launch of Christmas Tree Festival this weekend ..

The event begins on Sunday 1st December with a guided walk (repeatedon Sunday 8th December). The walks allow time at each church to admire the Christmas Treedisplays. The timings are the same for both Sundays. There will berefreshments.3.45 Meet at St Mary’s Church in Commonweal Road for refreshments4.00 The first walk on Sunday 1st December will start the ..

Christmas Services at Christ Church ..

Christingle & Toy Service - December 1st 10am A child friendly, family service where we each receive a candle to remind us that Jesus is the Light of the World. The candle is placed in an orange, decorated with fruits to symbolise the fruits of the earth, tied with a red ribbon to remember Christ’s blood shed on the cross for us. You are invited to b ..

Partnership Christmas Tree Festival 2019 - Dec 1st ..

Download the Festival Brochure At the end of a year celebrating 50 years of Partnership between 4 Old Town churches and following last year’s highly successful “Live Nativity” event, The Journey, we are pleased to announce the Partnership Christmas Tree Festival. The idea is that each church uses its imagination to offer a different atmosphere and lay ..

Historic Footage- faces from the past. ..

Recently, we received a copy of a 1961 video recording of the Vicarage Summer Garden party. The film came to all the way from New Zealand care of the Dorrington family who come from Aukland. 58 years is a long time but we wonder if anyone can identify either themselves or others in the pictures below or by watching the video on the link below. If so we w ..

New Ashes Burial Garden ..

Christ Church with St Mary’s has one of the largest bereavement ministries in the diocese. The closure of our current Rose Garden means that we needed to build a new Garden of Remembrance for the interment of ashes. We have created a new, level grassed area to the S.E. corner of the church. The new area has been carefully landscaped and will provide spac ..


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