Mission Giving

By |2020-10-10T14:35:59+02:00Tuesday, 22 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+02:00Monday, 23 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+02:00Thursday, 28 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.

Partnership Christmas Tree Festival 2019 – Dec 1st – 22nd

By |2019-12-23T01:39:17+02:00Friday, 22 November, 2019|Uncategorized|

At the end of a year celebrating 50 years of Partnership between 4 Old Town churches and following last year’s highly successful “Live Nativity” event, The Journey, we are pleased to announce the Partnership Christmas Tree Festival.

The idea is that each church uses its imagination to offer a different atmosphere and layout depending on building and site considerations.  In this way the churches are linked through a single event.  Any donations or money raised will go to the Mayors Charities; CALM (Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Movement) and DCS (Deaf Children’s Society) which are both locally administered children’s charities.

The Festival will be launched with a free guided walk between the churches on the 1st December.  The guided walk will leave St Mary’s Church, Commonweal Road at 4.10 pm, and finishes at Immanual church.  The route is 1 1/4 miles in total and is easy going along pavements and will allow participants to experience the Christmas Tree festival in each church. It will be repeated on Sunday 8th December.


Our Mayor will officially open the Christmas Tree Festival at the Advent service at Immanuel Church at 6.30 pm on 1st December.The festival, which is free to attend, is a family friendly introduction to Christmas involving the 4 churches offering hospitality and a magical Christmas tree experience. St Mary’s church in Commonweal Road, Bath Road Methodist Church and Immanuel Church in Upham road will offer a display of sponsored, decorated trees inside their churches as well as refreshments and a festive welcome. At Christ Church, the ground around the church will be transformed by the installation of more than 20 decorated Christmas trees, each sponsored by a local business or charity. Refreshments will be offered, as well as craft activities and a fun treasure trail for the children inside and outside the church. A full programme of events and opening times is available on the Partnership Website, from the button below or by visiting any of the churches and picking up a Christmas Tree Festival Brochure.

Friends of Christ Church Christmas Market

By |2019-11-28T21:01:17+02:00Friday, 1 November, 2019|Uncategorized|

To be opened by Father Christmas (and our Mayor)

Refreshments in the Church & Community Centre.Carols from the choir at 1.30 in the Community Centre & 2pm in Church, preceded by a seasonal selection from our handbell ringers.

Come and support the many local and national charities and sneak a little sample of Christmas cheer.

Free admission

Help us to tell the community about it – download and display a poster

7th Old Town Beer Festival

By |2019-05-18T10:56:26+02:00Wednesday, 1 May, 2019|Uncategorized|

10th & 11th May

Once again this year we are hosting the Old Town Beer Festival. This gives us an opportunity to welcome hundreds of local people into the church to sample a fantastic range of beers and ciders as well as enjoying our beautiful building and grounds. You can find out more about the beers & ciders on offer at https://www.facebook.com/OldTownBeerFestival or on our website at http://oldtownbeerfestival.com/

Buy your tickets for the event from our on-line ticket office https://www.book-online.co.uk/cccc/tickets/events

Proceeds from the event go to the Christ Church roof appeal which aims to help fund the major works to the roof. Find out more on https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/roofappeal

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