Fellowship of Faith

2022-08-05T18:13:54+01:0029 July 2022|

Who are we?We are a small group, providing a safe space for growth in Christianity, deeper community connections, an exploration of The Bible's teachings on love, faith, mercy and grace.We will do this through meeting together using prayer, devotionals, talking to each other, by using multimedia resources, guest speakers and other methods that we, as a group find useful, as we walk with Jesus at our sides.Like Jesus, we aim to extend a hand of friendship to all, acting with kindness, forgiveness, and honesty whilst persevering, even when times are tough.We will show respect to all and, guided by our [.....]

Wedding of the Year (so far!)

2022-07-16T10:51:14+01:0014 July 2022|

It's a busy year for the Stevenette family. Last weekend saw the wedding of Thomas Stevenette and Rachel (Rae)Cordon at St Mary's Attenborough near Nottingham. All the Nottingham church family, choir, bellringers and flower arrangers were there and supported in every way. The Vicar also kindly allowed Simon to officiate so it was a very special time for them all. Tom and Rae first met at Durham University. Rae is a primary School teacher. The Reception was held at Woolaton Hall and Park in Nottingham. Their marriage adds a 3rd lovely Mrs Stevenette to the family with Elise, the 4th,future [.....]

Platinum Jubilee Celebration and Service

2022-06-10T15:33:06+01:0010 June 2022|

Grateful thanks to all those who helped with our Platinum Jubilee Tea Party last Sunday and for those who help to serve refreshments Sunday by Sunday. It was great to get together to celebrate the day in style. We had a wonderful Old Town Partnership of Churches Jubilee celebration service later, attended, among others, by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire Mrs Sarah Troughton, our Mayor Councillor Abdul Amin and Sir Robert Buckland MP. We are very grateful to Rev'd Geoff Gleed for leading our music and to the joint choirs of the Partnership churches for their inspriring singing. You can [.....]

A Letter from the Stevenette Family

2022-06-10T15:01:09+01:0010 June 2022|

John’s funeral and Simon’s compassionate leaveWe are enormously grateful for all the love and prayers we have received since John/ Dad’s death on 7th May. We had a wonderful funeral service with Holy Communion at St Leonard’s Sunningwell last Monday. All the family were directly involved in various ways. The only sadness being that Nicola was absent due to having Covid. We are especially grateful to Margaret, Ailsa and Geoff and those behind the scenes who organised such a moving parallel service at Christ Church at the same time. We are deeply touched by your prayers and support which were [.....]

The Revd John Stevenette

2022-05-13T15:15:13+01:0013 May 2022|

 A letter from SimonMy father John died peacefully at Princess Lodge Nursing Home, Swindon on Saturday 7th May at 8.20pm aged 91 years old. Thank you for your support, kindness and prayers especially over the last two and half years whilst my dad was living with us at the Vicarage and after his fall, at the Nursing Home, where he received excellent care.John was ordained 22nd December 1961. We celebrated his 40th and 50th Ordination anniversaries at Christ Church with friends coming from all the six parishes in which he served during his Stipendiary Ministry.Mum and Dad retired to Abingdon [.....]

Christ Church Eco Land Management Plan

2022-05-06T18:07:16+01:006 May 2022|

As part of our response to the need to take more care of God's planet, we have begun work on a Land Management Plan. Taking advice from a range of local experts and enthusiasts, we have surveyed our Church and Burial grounds, looking for ways to encourage wildlife and plant diversity.In the process, we have discovered some valuable ancient grassland which we can manage carefully to encourage more native species that will be beneficial to pollinators and other wildlife. This will involve stopping our intensive mowing programme in certain areas, to allow certain species, such as the Cuckoo flower below [.....]

Sunday Club is back

2022-04-30T09:39:49+01:0029 April 2022|

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 [.....]

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