Your P.C.C.

By |2021-02-26T13:03:41+02:0025 February 2021|CC Home Page, Events, News, Uncategorized|

The Parochial Church Council or PCC is a group of people who direct strategy for and take decisions on behalf of Christ Church with St Mary’s. It meets regularly and it is important that everyone understands how it works and what it decides as this can affect our church life together.

  • PCC Update: February 2021
    Elected members of PCC: David Ratnam, Daniel Pitt, Ruth Awinyo, Charles Vince, Steve Cox, Sean Bolger, Rose Earle, Mike Frost Foster.

    Elected members of PCC for Deanery Synod: Anne Grainger and Kevin Penfold
    PCC (appointed offices):
    Vicar: Simon Stevenette
    Staff team: Norma McKemey representing Christ Church Anne Macmillan representing St. Mary’s

Treasurer:Andrew Yeoward

Church Wardens: Jim D’Avila and Pam Bridgeman
The PCC meets 6 times a year.

What did the PCC discuss, what news was shared and what decisions came forward?

The Community Centre has been awarded a £30k grant. This was a great achievement by Chris and
the team and very encouraging. Congratulations and thanks to Chris and the team.

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Join in

By |2021-02-25T15:31:36+02:0025 February 2021|Church Plan: Church Family, Events, News|

There aren’t really any rules for this kind of get together but many report lonliness during the lockdown so we are trying everything we can to join people together. If you don’t have a computer or do have one but don’t know how to use it – just try the telephone dial in option to get started.

Why not try and get some of your friends to join too? There will be plenty of familiar friendly faces/voices.

Join online

If you are confident online then simply click the link below anytime between 4pm – 5pm on Tuesday 2nd March to join us.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
If it’s all a bit new, follow these steps;
  1. Click the link above
  2. Click to cancel the little box that may appear.
  3. Choose the option “Continue on this browser”
  4. Fill in your name and press “Join now“.
  5. As soon as the chat has started you will be admitted.
 
 
 
Join by landline telephone (freephone)

Anytime between 4pm – 5pm on Tuesday afternoon

Tel: 08002605903 – you will be asked to tap in this Conference I.D. on your phone: it is 401 736 282#

Say your name when prompted. You will then join the group. To leave at any time just hang-up.

Transforming church

By |2021-02-21T15:27:36+02:0021 February 2021|CC Home Page, Church Plan: Church Family, News|

Get involved and give your views by completing this short survey

Watch a short video about the Church of England’s plans for the future.


Rose Garden Plans

By |2021-02-21T15:31:19+02:0021 February 2021|CC Home Page, Church Plan: Community Networks, Church Plan: Site Development, News|

We have recently completed an application to the Diocese of Bristol for plans to decommission our former Ashes Rose Garden which is now closed for further burials.

This applies for permission to make improvements to the Rose Garden to make it a more beautiful, manageable and fitting memorial to the over 1,300 Swindonians who are remembered there.

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A letter from Bishop Viv

By |2021-02-10T18:31:17+02:006 February 2021|CC Home Page, Church Plan: Mission & Evangelism, News|

Dear Friends,

I last wrote to you in November with an update on Transforming Church, and how we are seeking to discern God’s vision for our Diocese in the coming years.

All our lives have continued to be severely disrupted becauseof Covid, and there is still much hardship, loss and challenge in the communities we serve. Through those disruptions the work of the church, its prayer and proclamation have continued. Groups continue to plan for our response to the climate emergency, our work towards greater racial and social justice and our preparation to learn together as a national church through Living in Love and Faith. Over the Christmas season work on Transforming Churchhas continued in earnest.

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Rose Garden Search

By |2021-02-14T12:37:41+02:001 February 2021|CC Home Page, Church Plan: Mission & Evangelism, Church Plan: Site Development, News|

The Rose Garden

You can search our database of those remembered in our Rose Garden using the link below.

Search the Rose Garden Records

Our plans to re-design the garden are well advanced and we are keen to make contact with families whose loved ones are remembered here to ensure that they understand and are comfortable with our proposals.

You can read more about the proposals here

Update on our Covid Response

By |2021-02-10T18:35:05+02:0029 January 2021|CC Home Page, Church Plan: Mission & Evangelism, News|

Dear Friends

Simon

In response to the number of Covid infections in Swindon and the pressure on our local hospital, the P.C.C, Covid response working group had a very positive and honest meeting on Wednesday 27th January and as a result, the decision was taken to continue to close for public worship at Christ Church and St Mary’s.

The church however will remain open daily for personal prayer and Sunday services will continue to be recorded and made available each week on our CC website.

We will remain closed for public worship during February including Ash Wednesday 17th February. However, a recorded service will be made available as we enter into Lent and look forward to Easter.

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Good News from the Community Centre team

By |2021-02-09T13:34:25+02:0020 January 2021|Church Plan: Church Family, Church Plan: Community Networks, News|

We are delighted to let you know that the community centre team have been successfully awarded three grants. The first two grants are to be spent on our afternoon teas programme which provides a vital means of socialisation for older people and particularly those suffering with dementia. They have come from the Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Partnership and Green Square.

The final grant has come from emergency covid funding issued by the National Lottery Community Fund on behalf of the Government. This money is specifically to be spent on the running costs of the community centre. This helps to safeguard the work of our community centre and team in the year ahead.

Chris Smith & Jenny Hatter

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