Lunchtime Organ Recitals a great success

By |2020-10-17T20:02:36+02:00Sunday, 20 September, 2020|Events, News|

Tim Eyles, our Director of Music, has completed a series of 4 lunchtime recitals on our recently refurbished organ to raise much needed funds for both the church and The Friends of Christ Church.

Thank you to all of you who supported Tim and gave generously. His recitals raised more than £250, split between the Friends and the Church. The organ can still be heard in the 2nd and 4th Sunday 10 am services or you can catch up with a recording of the service each week, after 1pm.

If you missed the chance to hear our organ in full flow, you can hear an extract below.

Tim Eyles – Music Director at Christ Church Organ

Listen to Tim play

Not back to normal – planning for a better future

By |2020-06-06T16:03:12+02:00Saturday, 23 May, 2020|Church Plan: Community Networks, Events, Magazine|

An on-line lecture by Martin Palmer

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.

Watch the recording


Alone this Christmas?

By |2019-12-23T01:40:29+02:00Friday, 11 October, 2019|Events|

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

Swindon Male Voice Choir Concert

By |2019-10-09T19:40:17+02:00Wednesday, 9 October, 2019|Events, News|

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

Ride & Stride 2019 14th September

By |2019-10-06T11:09:22+02:00Friday, 16 August, 2019|Events, News|

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 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

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 if you could spare some time and a smile for our, often weary, visitors.

Old Town Festival Events

By |2019-06-19T12:51:20+02:00Friday, 7 June, 2019|Events, News|

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
Fascinatin’ Rhythm 

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
                                      Golliwog’s Cakewalk
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

Bar open
Tickets on the door

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