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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Compline Services

By |2021-02-27T13:26:43+02:0010 February 2021|CC Home Page, Church Plan: Mission & Evangelism, Services, Uncategorized|

As we enter Lent we will hold a short service of Compline at 9.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These will be live streamed from our Facebook page.

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is, above all, a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.

It is most effective when the ending is indeed an ending, without additions, conversation or noise. If the service is in church, those present depart in silence; if at home, they go quietly to bed.

During each service a special chant is sung “Before the ending of the day” – you can hear it below.

You can download a copy of the order of service from this link. Compline Generic Christ Church 2021 v1

You can watch Compline on Facebook by following the link below
https://www.facebook.com/Christchurchswindon/videos/459434795427450/

Christmas at Christ Church

By |2021-02-09T13:35:49+02:0017 December 2020|Uncategorized|

The Church of England has provided many resources for the Christmas period. You can follow their Services online also.

This is what Christmas means to us

There are lots of ways to join us this Christmas season but sadly, not all of them in person. Our seating capacity for physical services is drastically restricted to keep everyone safe.

Our Services over the Christmas Holiday

27th December

Church online – a service from the Church of England.

31st December

Watch Eve Service 6.00pm

Holy communion led by Rev Canon Simon Stevenette and Kevin Penfold.

Our new Bible verse for 2021 1 Peter 1 verse 3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
By his great mercy he has given us a new birth Into a living hope Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

How to watch our Services

Go to our You Tube Channel and watch all our online services.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

View our Christmas Services page for all our Live Streams & recordings

Watch our Blue Christmas Service

Join our Christmas Day Service Live stream

 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/494112123 'Blessed by Swindon' from Thom Hobbs on Vimeo.

Mission Giving

By |2020-10-10T14:35:59+02:0022 September 2020|Uncategorized|

We promote a number of Christian charities throughout the year and our most recent Mission Sunday supported Send a Cow and The Willows counselling Service

Thank you on behalf of both charities for your kind support. If you missed the opportunity, then you can still give directly to the charities.

To support Send a Cowdonate online please make sure you mention Christ Church Swindon (please include Swindon as there are a few other Christ Churches who support us!)so that we can add that to the church total. You can also leave your gift in the plate on Sunday. Thank you so much for your support

To Support Willows CounsellingDonations can be made by Bank transfer to Willows CounsellingLloyds, Sort Code 30-98-41 Account 00368513

Prayer support is much valued

Thank you again on behalf of both Mission partners

12 days of Christmas recycling

By |2020-01-05T19:03:20+02:0023 December 2019|Uncategorized|

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. An old and brown Christmas tree

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 4 perfume bottles, 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 5 sweetie tins, 4 perfume bottles, 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 6 turkey foils, 5 sweetie tins, 4 perfume bottles, 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 7 cardboard boxes, 6 turkey foils, 5 sweetie tins, 4 perfume bottles, 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 8 Christmas cards, 7 cardboard boxes, 6 turkey foils, 5 sweetie tins, 4 perfume bottles, 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 9 used batteries, 8 Christmas cards, 7 cardboard boxes, 6 turkey foils, 5 sweetie tins, 4 perfume bottles, 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 10 broken lights, 9 used batteries, 8 Christmas cards, 7 cardboard boxes, 6 turkey foils, 5 sweetie tins, 4 perfume bottles, 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 11 rolls of wrapping, 10 broken lights, 9 used batteries, 8 Christmas cards, 7 cardboard boxes, 6 turkey foils, 5 sweetie tins, 4 perfume bottles, 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. 12 Christmas crackers, 11 rolls of wrapping, 10 broken lights, 9 used batteries, 8 Christmas cards, 7 cardboard boxes, 6 turkey foils, 5 sweetie tins, 4 perfume bottles, 3 old phones, 2 wonky bikes and an old and brown Christmas tree

Launch of Christmas Tree Festival this weekend

By |2019-12-23T01:38:53+02:0028 November 2019|Uncategorized|

The event begins on Sunday 1st December with a guided walk (repeated
on Sunday 8th December).
The walks allow time at each church to admire the Christmas Tree
displays. The timings are the same for both Sundays. There will be
refreshments.

3.45 Meet at St Mary’s Church in Commonweal Road for refreshments
4.00 The first walk on Sunday 1st December will start the Christmas Tree
Festival.
4.10 Leave St Mary’s
4.45 Depart from Bath Road Methodist Church
5.45 Depart from Christ Church
6.00 arrive Immanuel Church Upham Road

Provision will be made for wheelchair users, please contact one of the
organisers to make sure that suitable arrangements are in place.
The total distance of the walk is 1 ¼ miles, all along pavements. Most of
the walk will be in darkness, but there will be street lighting. All major
roads will be crossed via pedestrian controlled crossings.
In addition, the walks pass through Old Town and we will see the Old
Town Christmas lights on our way

Formal Opening ceremony at the Partnership Advent Carol service on 1st December – 6.30pm, Immanuel, Sunday 1st December, by our Mayor.

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