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Christ Church in the mist ..

Picture by Chris Pyke The recent cold weather brought some brilliant pictures of Christ Church. You can see more in our album ..

Christ Church with St Mary’s Home Groups ..

Home Groups are a great way of learning about our faith, but also supporting and encouraging one another on our journey. We have social activities; try to look outwards to our community and generally have fun. At present we have a variety of groups which meet at different times, and in different locations. If you are interested in joining one of ..

Swindon Youth for Christ ..

Swindon Youth for Christ are looking for churches who we can partner with in taking the good news relevantly to every young person in Swindon. This coming school year, we have two gap year students who would like to work with us and learn from the experience.  One is from this country and the other is from the States.  They are both keen to be involv ..

Reach out to touch the World this Christmas time .. No wrapping paper required, ribbon or tags, just knowing that by offering hospitality to a “Stranger Soon to Become Friend”, the experience will stay with you and your guest long after recycling the wrapping paper, storing decorations and finishing off the cold turkey!   Here at HOST UK we offer you the opportunity to engage in ..

Our Vision and Values ..

Following our Church Strategic Review, our congregation and supporters were invited to suggest statements that encapsulate what we do at Christ Church. A small group then met to examine the suggestions and has now made the proposals below, for our Vision and Mission statements. These will be displayed in our written and electronic media to remind us of our ..


2nd July and 10th July This December there will be a huge public performance of the Nativity story that winds it way through the streets of Old Town, involving members of the Swindon community as actors, singers, production team members and much much more! The Journey will tell this well trodden tale but with fresh contemporary eyes, presenting the difficu ..

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: ..

New Text Giving scheme ..

These days, Christ Church rarely has a plate collection for donations during services, although there is always an Offertory plate at the rear of the church before and during services. There are a number of ways to give to support the church and its work. You can find details about our Gift aid scheme via envelope or standing order here. If you find yours ..

Easter Ramble - Fyfield Downs ..

Our Easter Eve Ramble is on Saturday 26 March.   7 miles, Avebury to Marlborough via Fyfield Down.   Details: Outward journey - 10.55 meet outside Prospect shop in Old Town in time to catch 11.04 bus to Avebury.   Please bring packed lunch, wear strong shoes/trainers, and bring spare clothes and waterproofs. Return bus (15.35 or 16.45 or later) from M ..

Keeping the flags flying ..

Anyone passing Christ church the other day might have been surprised to note that we had 3 different flags flying within the space of 24 hours. The serial sequence was as follows, with a brief explanation: Australia  (last night to midday 26th January) celebrating Australia Day, marking the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of Bri ..


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