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Development and Renewal at Christ Church

We have a vision that Christ Church and its site will be at the heart of Swindon serving the needs of local people and becoming a useful meeting place for a whole variety of community activities. Continuing and developing what we do well now but also looking to meet future needs. Christ Church was built 165 years ago and has been part of the Old Town Partnership of Churches with Bath Road Methodist church and Immanuel United Reformed church for more than 40 years. Our vision is 'Connecting the Community with Christ'. Many visitors remark on the beauty of Christ Church, a place of serenity and peace in the midst of a very busy town but while the building is beautiful outside, inside it was cluttered and tired and expensive to maintain.

We have revitalised the Church building with improved heating and lighting as well as a beautiful new wooden floor providing level access throughout. We also have state of the art sound and vision capabilities Through the development and renewal of Christ Church we now have a lighter, warmer more comfortable and flexible place to worship,meet, and enjoy.

Our vision is that Christ Church and the newly rebuilt community centre will be in use throughout the week. There is an enhanced awe and wonder about the church building which is full of God's presence. We intend to operate both the church and the Community hall for the benefit of all, trusting that our openness and outward looking attitude will establish our whole site as a valuable resource for our local community. We look forward to hosting many concerts, creative arts, community celebrations, conferences, school events and cultural activities in both the church and hall.

You can see more details on the renewal project and what we have done here: Renewal Project Details

It costs a considerable amount of money to maintain our historic church building. We do not recieve any grants or assistance from external organisations. It is only through the kind donations of our congregations and other friends that we are able to keep the building open every day for our local community's use. Our vision is our site will increasingly pay for itself, allowing us to develop our pastoral care, listening and healing ministries and to look outwards sharing God's heart for mission and outreach within Swindon and across the world. As a Christian community we passionately believe that God works in every scene of life and wants us to expand our perspective of his activity and presence in all things. We believe that God wants us to have the gift of imagination. By enabling this to happen we can play our part in connecting the whole community of Swindon through outstanding buildings and service that bring the best of the past alongside the needs of the present.

Everyone at Christ Church is working together to achieve this vision to keep it at the heart of Swindon for the next 165 years.

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