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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 ..

Our 2016 Bible Verse ..

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning Great is your faithfulness.   Lamentations 3.22 & 23 ..

Another Successful Christmas Charity Market ..

The Friends of Christ Church Trustees thank everyone who  helped make the Christmas Charity market on 21 November such a success. Everyone who came enjoyed it; all the  participating charities and community organisations made a profit (there were 36) and over £4,300 was raised including  £800 for church charities.  All would like to return if we plan an eve ..

Congratulations Simon ..

Dear Friends Thank you so much for all your encouragement with the Football Fans in Training course I have been participating in at Swindon Town run by our Football in the Community team over the last 3 months; quite simply one of the best things I have been involved with in my life! It has felt like a 12 week retreat in so many ways. Tonight was a wonde ..

A message from Carol - Brave the Shave ..

I decided some time ago to do a head shave to stand alongside a very brave lady who lost her hair to chemotherapy whilst suffering from breast cancer - the beautiful Katie. Her hair is now back but she  was so courageous when it was gone I felt I needed to do this for her and others like her. I also lost both of my parents to cancer when they were in their ..

Prayer for refugees ..

The following might be helpful as we hold the situation, across Europe and the Middle East, before God Heavenly Father, you are the source of all goodness, generosity and love. We thank you for opening the hearts of many to those who are fleeing for their lives. Help us now to open our arms in welcome, and reach out our hands in support. That the de ..


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