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New 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 ..

Ride & Stride 2019 14th September ..

What, in the majority of towns and villages, is the most impressive building?  You’ve guessed it: the church!  And Wiltshire, as much as any county, has a rich variety of styles of architecture and historical features to explore. Ride & Stride is an annual event that invites particpants to visit as many churches as possible in a day. Sponsorship can be ..

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 need to build a new Garden of Remembrance for the interment of ashes. We are creating a new, level grassed area to the S.E. corner of the church. The new area will be carefully landscaped and will provide space f ..

Celebration of our new roof ..

We held a special service on July 28th to celebrate the work done on our new roof. Our Lord Mayor & his wife join members of the Roof Project team and the congregation to celebrate the successful and safe conclusion. The project to replace the roof is the culmination of a major renewal programme which began back in 2013 with the new community cent ..

South Transept Window Repair ..

As our major roof repair draws to its close, we are turning our attention to securing the future of our South Transept Window. The late John Plaister, a long standing member of the church and valued adviser on all matters relating to clocks and windows, first drew our attention to the poor state of the stonework on the mullions ( the upright  bits that f ..

Safe Guarding Policy ..

All Churches hold an important position in the community.  We are committed to following clearly laid down procedures so that all who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults, as well as the church’s leaders, know how to: protect them from abuse act responsibly if abuse is discover or disclosed. Fully mindful of this responsibility, we ..

Old Town Festival Events ..

The Partnership of Churches are once again supporting the OT Festival this year. View the whole week's events here Thursday 13 June 2019 1-2 pm Lunch time Piano Recital by Paul Turner in Christ ChurchFascinatin’ Rhythm  Tickets £5 from parish office or on door Refreshments from 12 noon Sponsored by the Friends of Christ Church & Morris Owen Ac ..

Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2019 ..

We held our A.P.C.M to elect new members of the Parochial Church council ( P.C.C.) and to report on our activities and finances for the previous year. This is an important meeting which provides our congregation, supporters and friends with information on what we have done and provides opportunities for them to ask questions or challenge the way we do th ..

7th Old Town Beer Festival ..

10th & 11th May Once again this year we are hosting the Old Town Beer Festival. This gives us an opportunity to welcome hundreds of local people into the church to sample a fantastic range of beers and ciders as well as enjoying our beautiful building and grounds. You can find out more about the beers & ciders on offer at ..

Choral Evensong 28th April 2019 ..

Listen again to a recording of our latest Choral Evensong ..


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