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Report on The Partnership Messy Church Initiative ..

Messy Church continues to do well. Recently we have had numbers of 77 and 80 attendees, although our numbers where low for January (it was a particularly wet and windy day), we had 37 on that occasion. Our recent themes include creation, the greatest party ever, and Christmas. We have around 30 dedicated volunteers many of whom come each month. This is ..

Unplugged - Young Musicians perform at Christ Chur ..

Tickets Adults £5 Children £3 available from the Community Centre @ Christ Church, tel. 617237 and online from:   ..

Listen to Tanya Orr - the Executive Director of Wi ..

Sunday the 11th February is our first Mission Giving Sunday for 2018 and we collect for the work of the Willows Counselling Service and Swindon Youth for Christ. Our sermon was given by Tanya Orr - the Executive director of the Willows Counselling service in Swindon ..


After the completion of the reordering work inside Christ Church, the 109th Swindon Music Festival returns there on Friday 16th March at 6.30pm with the church organ classes.  Each organist will play two contrasting pieces and then the adjudicator will make comments on their performances. Following the organ classes is one class for adult novice solo sing ..

Ash Wednesday Services - 14th February ..

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty days of Lent.  It is the day on which Christians gather to receive the imposition of ashes. We have two services next Wednesday 14th February to mark this. Next week's Ash Wednesday Services at Christ Church ..

Partnership Lent Course – Romans For Today ..

 Five reflections during Lent 2018 for the Old Town Partnership of Churches from Wednesday 21st Feb until Wednesday 21st March, Swindon 7.30pm – 9.15pm.Led by the Revd Dr David Wenham. Romans is arguably the most influential letter the world has ever. The great theologian Karl Barth called it ‘the clearest gospel of all’, but for many readers it is anything ..

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 Eric Sparkes our distribution manager: or 01793 530997 Editors: Diana Swan: Margaret Williams: To ..

Christmas at the Community Centre 2017 ..

Visitors and Volunteers enjoy great food and company About eighty people who would otherwise have been on their own, were able to enjoy a Christmas lunch, a good singalong, listen to the Queen' s speech and to take a present home on Christmas Day. This was the second year this event had been provided to local people, all due to the initiative of ou ..

Partnership Walks Programme 2018 ..

I would like to put together a walks programme for 2018. Please join us on the New Year’s Day ramble with a view to sharing ideas for the 2018 programme. Maybe six planned walks throughout the year – possibly including a weekend visit to southern Snowdonia. Background The first outing of the Walking Group was on New Year’s Day 1999, when we walked over ..

Listen to our Lessons & Carols Service 17th Decemb ..

Candlelit Lessons and Carols service at Christ Church, Swindon Sunday, 17th at 6.30pm.  There will also be seven choir only carols: Adam lay ybounden (Warlock) I wonder as I wander (Rutti) Sir Christemas (Mathias) Carol of the shepherds (Hewitt Jones) Dormi Jesu (Rutter) The Bell carol (Ledger) I saw three ships (arr. Lloyd) Con ..


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