Creation Restored

2022-08-05T18:43:10+01:005 August 2022|

9.30am-4pm Saturday, 17 September, Pattern Church, Swindon The Rt Revd. Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, invites you to an inspiring 'Creation Restored: Ministry in a time of Climate Crisis' Diocesan day conference at the Pattern Church. The aim of the day is to share in fellowship and explore the challenges, sensitivities, and opportunities of leading church life during a climate emergency. There will be a diverse range of guest speakers and workshop leaders, including keynote speaker Dr Ruth Valerio, Global Advocacy Director at Tearfund, as well as sessions from friends from Green Christian, Operation Noah, the Youth Christian Climate Network [.....]


2022-07-09T10:24:47+01:009 July 2022|

Join our On-line course, beginning Wednesday October 8th between 10am-12.15pm for 8 weeks until 30th November (no session 25th Oct) to include a half day on Sat 19th November. COST: Sliding Scale of £120 to £220 (further reductions available) With funding to subsidise costs for Swindon people and in collaboration with Christ Church Community Centre Try before you sign up with our - FREE TASTER SESSIONS Wednesday 13th July: 10am to 11am Wednesday 7th September: 10am to 11am We are also looking to support other people and groups. If you are involved in a particular group who you think would [.....]

Draft Design ideas for the Jubilee Garden

2022-07-09T10:25:22+01:008 July 2022|

We have now received further advice from our Garden advisor on ideas for the East-West Section of the Jubilee Memorial Garden. This section presents a number of more complex challenges than the completed one.The proposals seek to address a number of issues to enable us to create a more beautiful, manageable, and accessible garden.The ground is very stony and full of roots.There are many self seeded weeds and small bushes which, over the years, present a challenge to stop them overwhelming the plaques.As a result, access to the garden has been very difficult, both for visitors and maintenance.The Lime trees [.....]

Try our Eco Quiz

2022-05-13T15:15:26+01:0011 May 2022|

Grass Management at Christ ChurchSome of our grass areas are being managed as part of a wider Land Management Plan.They will not be cut until later in the Summer to encourage the development of more, native, wildflower species. The longer grass will, in turn, help our invertebrates, birds and animals by providing valuable food sources and cover.We understand that some may find the uncut grass unsightly but, as custodians of God’s creation, we feel we must do all we can to protect it and encourage it to flourish.If you would like to talk to us about our plans, or [.....]

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 [.....]

The 9th Old Town Beer Festival

2022-05-04T10:20:11+01:0027 April 2022|

This year marks the return of our popular Beer Festival - bigger and better than ever. Started by a former curate Gareth Hutchinson, now rector for Desford and Kirby Muxloe in Leicestershire, the festival has gained increasing momentum under the watchful eye of Chris Smith our Community Development Manager. We are regularly asked why a church should run such an event so it's worth outlining why we do. 1. It brings many hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds into the church and it's grounds and it gives us an opportunity to engage with them in a relaxed [.....]

Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

2022-04-22T15:56:35+01:0022 April 2022|

Pheonix Enterprises have been shipping out Humanitarian Aid to refugees from Ukraine. Mike Bowden has requested the following items : toys, colouring books, colouring pencils, toiletries, female sanitary products and medical supplies. There is a donation box in the community centre should you wish to contribute. You can also donate to Phoenxi's work directly hereVolunteers to help sort and box these aids will also be needed please contact for more information.

Christ Church Eco Church

2022-03-30T18:20:52+01:0030 March 2022|

Our drive to becoming a more eco aware church continues, following our intial award of Bronze certification from the A Rocha organisation.You can read the latest update from Phil Mansfield who leads our efforts here.It shows the sort of steps we need to take to improve our efforts to protect and nourish God's creation.If you would like to take part in our Eco programme then contact the Parish office and let us know.

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