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Find about our Parish Giving Scheme ..

Recently we heard about our new recommended giving policy from Brian Harris, Chair of our Finance Committee. Having 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 allows us to ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 couple of months 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 ..

Our Parish Share 2017 ..

We recently recieved a letter of thanks from Bishop Lee for our contribution to the Diocese. You can read the letter here Thank you for your Parish Share in 2017 See how the Diocese spends it's income. ..

Application for renovation works to the Organ ..

As part of our continuing renewal work this year, we intend to make extensive repairs to the church roof and organ as well as repair the South Transept window,improve  exterior lighting and make repairs to St Mary's church. The major works to the organ require us to obtain a faculty - effectively permission from the Diocese to carry out the work. As pa ..

CMS Partners - Jimmy & Katia Rocks ..

Find out more about the work of our Mission partners  Jimmy & Katia Rocks. This sunday (26th) is our last Mission Giving day in aid of the work of the CMS If you are a taxpayer please consider using a gift aid envelope for your donation - gifts will  be accepted until Dec 4th. Thank you for your support ..

Read the Paradigm Shift Document ..

Read the proposal for our future strategy for children and young families Paradigm Shift Proposal Please pass any comments or suggestions you may have in response to this document to Nicola Stevenette or David Howell, or via the Parish Office email: parishoffice@christchurchswindon.co.uk. ..

2017 Stewardship Campaign ..

On Sunday 10th September we started our annual stewardship campaign. The aim of this is to, firstly, thank everyone for their financial support, encouragement and practical help throughout the year which allows us to maintain a strong Christian presence in Old Town and beyond. Secondly it is to let everyone know how this work is funded and how we spend ou ..









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