This week marks 102 years since the end of the Great War.
Martin explored the theological, environmental and community challenges which the pandemic is raising in our own country and across the world. He stresses the importance of joining together as faiths to practically respond to the social and economic challenges, within an anxious and ever-changing environment.
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Come and join the fun. 3 course Christmas meal, Christmas Carols, Queen’s Speech, fun and laughter
Where: Christ Church Community Centre
When 12.00 – 3.30 Christmas Day
To reserve your place by donation please contact
Chris Smith 01793 617237 or email Chris.Smith@ccccswindon.co.uk
In their centenary year, the Swindon Male Voice choir will be in concert at 7.30pm in Christ Church on November 23rd. They will be supported by special guests, the Romsey Male Voice choir. All proceeds go to the Samaritans.
Tickets £10.00 adult : Under 16s free
Available from: Choir members or Swindon Male Voice Choir ticket Point: 01793 822495
Swindon and District Samaritans: 07484 611993
What, in the majority of towns and villages, is the most impressive building? You’ve guessed it: the church! And Wiltshire, as much as any county, has a rich variety of styles of architecture and historical features to explore. Ride & Stride is an annual event that invites particpants to visit as many churches as possible in a day. Sponsorship can be per church visited or a fixed amount. It’s an ideal family day out – many of the churches have welcomers who offer refreshments and fascinating information about their church.
Participants can take part on a bike, on foot or on horseback.
Half of the money raised goes to Christ Church with St Mary’s, the other half to the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, enabling it to give grants for the upkeep and enhancement of churches and chapels around the county.
There is no enrollment fee – just get a sponsorship form and instructions from Arline tel. 520691 firstname.lastname@example.org or the parish office and then plan your own route. Whether you simply walk from one local church to another or more ambitiously aim to cycle to fifty churches, you are welcome. There are also prizes for the most successful individuals and parishes.
Take a look at this Google map of some of the county’s churches for some inspiration https://drive.google.com/open?id=11mt133atEOdvmIOZCmpAybBVFrU&usp=sharing
Not all of these churches may be paticipating this year – contact Arline or the office, as above, for the 2019 list. Don’t fancy the challenge – You can still take part. We are looking for volunteers to man Christ Church or St Mary’s to welcome our visitors on the day. Contact Arline email@example.com if you could spare some time and a smile for our, often weary, visitors.
The Partnership of Churches are once again supporting the OT Festival this year. View the whole week’s events here
Thursday 13 June 2019 1-2 pm Lunch time Piano Recital by Paul Turner in Christ Church
Tickets £5 from parish office or on door
Refreshments from 12 noon Sponsored by the Friends of Christ Church & Morris Owen Accountants
A piano recital celebrating the influence of jazz in classical music in classical music
JOPLIN Maple Leaf Rag
DEBUSSY Le petit negre, La plus que lent
GERSHWIN Three Preludes for Piano
COPLAND Four Piano Blues
KAPUSTIN Twenty-Four Preludes Op. 53
CHICK COREA Selection from ‘Children’s Songs’
GINASTERA Danzas Argentinas
Friday 14th June from 2 – 5pm – Sparkling Afternoon Tea –
with Live Entertainment
Christ Church, Old Town, Swindon
Cream tea £5.00
Prosecco tea £7.50
Tickets on the door