We hold an All Age Service on the first Sunday of each month to which families are invited to join in with an informal worship suitable for all. Every other sunday during term time, we hold a Sunday Club. All children over the age of 3 years (parents welcome too)join in games, crafts, stories and much more. Families are encouraged to meet in church for the morning service at 10 am. This allows the children to experience a taste of our worship before moving to the Community Centre, just next door, following the Children’s Talk. They will then return to [.....]
King William Street School is celebrating its 150th year. Built in 1871,it is the oldest school in Swindon and its chosen biblical verse gives a great idea of the schools ethos. I have good plans for you. I will give you hope and a good future - Jeremiah 29:11 As part of its celebrations the school would like to invite you to visit, take a tour, see what the children have been up to and enjoy a hot drink and some cake. Whether you are a previous pupil and would like to see how things have changed, a local resident [.....]
In Search of Easter is a trail-based treasure hunt for children and families, using a series of videos and activities to encourage conversation and help crack a code.Clue posters that offer activities and QR codes for accessing videos will be placed around the churchyard for children and their parents to find as they explore the area. Click this link for a short video
All Churches hold an important position in the community. We are committed to following clearly laid down procedures so that all who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults, as well as the church’s leaders, know how to: protect them from abuse act responsibly if abuse is discover or disclosed. Fully mindful of this responsibility, we have reviewed and updated Christ Church's policy on safeguarding. All the members of our staff and lay teams have been re-issued with the revised policy and are fully committed to its application. You can read our Safe Guarding Policy in full here, or [.....]
Although we are unlikely to be able to pack shoeboxes with the children this year due to covid, we are still able to collect items for the shoebox appeal. As with last year, we are supporting Link to Hope, who donate the shoeboxes to families and to the elderly. We will be collecting, toiletries, stationery items, playing cards, sweets, as well as gloves, hats and scarves for the boxes. There will be a box for donations at the back of the church in the coming weeks. Any questions, please contact me, a box will be provided for your gifts at [.....]
Is God calling you to work with children and families? We are looking for someone who is passionate about developing families within the church and the wider community alongside the ministers and team. This is a new post building on a foundation of previous successful lay work. Active links with local schools are in place. As a church we are excited about this new opportunity. If you share this excitement we’d love to hear from you. Download the application pack 0.5 part time post (18 hours) Salary: up to £22,672 pro rata
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's lots to do this Autumn so we have put together a handy guide with everything you need to know about our children and young people's activities in Christ Church and out and about. It includes details of how we welcome children and young families into church services, all about our Sunday Club and details of other young people's activities and services during the coming Autumn. Click below to download the brochure. C&YP Brochure Autumn 2017