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Join the Journey ..

We are looking for participants to join in our telling of the Nativity on Sunday 9th December 2018. The Journey is an immersive, processional performance of the Nativity, enacted throughout Old Town in Swindon, produced by Revd. Daphne Hardwick, Anna Friend, who directed the very successful 2015 The Passion in Wroughton and Juliet Webb, Producer. A ..

A message from your Gift Aid Secretary ..

It is now a week or so since Brian Harris, chair of our Finance Committee, outlined our proposal to join the Parish Giving Scheme. There are a number of excellent reasons why we are encouraging all existing regular givers to sign up to the P.G.S. not the least of which is that it saves a significant amount of time and administration for myself as your Gift A ..

Hear about our new Parish Giving Scheme ..

Last week we heard about our new recommended giving policy from Brian Harris, Chair of our Finance Committee. Recently we trialled membership of the Parish Giving Scheme (P.G.S) with members of our staff team and PCC taking the lead. We are now ready to roll it out to the wider congregation. The PGS is sponsored by the Diocese and is free to use. It allow ..

Notes from the latest Finance Group Meeting ..

The Christ Church Finance Group is chaired by Brian Harris and its members include Andrew Yeoward our Treasurer, Daniel Pitt PCC former Church warden and PCC member, Rev Canon Simon Stevenette, Vicar. The group co-ordinates the day to day and strategic direction of our parish finances. They met on the 12th April 2018 Notes of FG group meeting - 12 Apri ..

Report on our Annual Parochial Church Meeting A. ..

Thank you for your support and prayers at the APCM last Sunday. Phil Mansfield's excellent strategic review update is available on our church website, by email or in hard copy, please contact the parish Office. Pam Bridgeman and Jim D'Avila were elected as church Wardens. Please pray for them this Wednesday as they make their Declaration at the Archdeacon's ..

APCM - Update on our Strategy Review by Phil Mansf ..

During our Annual Parochial Church Meeting last weekend we received an update from Phil Mansfield, a member of our St Mary's congregation who has been helping us to review our thinking about our future. You can read his report on progress here APCM Strategic Review Summary You can also read Phil's intitial findings here: ..

A prayer ..

God, our heavenly Father,make, we pray, the door of this church wide enough to welcome all who need human love and fellowship and a fathers care, but narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride and lack of love.   Thomas Ken ..

A Message from Verity ..

Dear Church Family! I run the Virgin London Marathon whenever I can. Usually, I hold several fundraising events well before the day and exceed the target.but this year it has not been feasible. However, I will have the month after the 22nd April to sell cakes, hold tea parties etc to raise final funds for The Childrens Society if I dont make en ..

Annual Report for 2017 ..

You can read our Annual Report here. Final Signed Annual Report 2017 ..

Vision & Mission at Christ Church ..

We invite you all to contribute ideas for us together to build two new engaging Vision and Mission Statements that will take us into the future. Whilst all contributions will be reviewed, we do not promise to use your contribution but rather to get a collective set of ideas that we can draw on from across our various congregations, our friends and visitor ..


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