Christ Church history

Christ Church has had many faithful documenters over the years. Denis Bird and Brian Bridgeman have provided us with an invaluable archive of pictures From Christ church’s past” More recently, Janet French has provided many iconic images of the church and its people.

You can see a selection of historic views of Swindon in our Swindon Past & Present Album. If you can add information to any of the pictures or correct us where we have things wrong then please feel free to use the comment feature under each picture or contact us at stephen@christchurchswindon.co.uk

You can also search our online database of burials in Christ Church between 1907 – present.

Search the Burial Database

Commonwealth War Graves

Christ Church Burial Ground houses the graves of more than 20 servicemen from World War I and II.

Click here to see a map of their locations

Janet French has taken a lead in managing our War Graves liasing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to ensure those remembered at Christ Church are properly honoured. Janet has worked to produce a list of those remembered here, along with some local research about them.

You can download copies of the information below

World War I graves
World War II graves

A tour of Christ Church

There are many historic and interesting things to see as you walk around our church. The tour gives you information and pictures of the many memorials and architectural features there.

Take the Tour

Christ Church Memorials

During more than 160 years of its existence, Christ Church has been fortunate to receive both financial and practical support. Many of the decorations, items of furniture, windows, chairs etc have been donated in memory of beloved family members. Often these names represent, in themselves, a historic record of the life of the church.

Following our recent renewal project, we decided to create this searchable record of memorial inscriptions and dedications both to assist in Family genealogy projects but also to act as a permanent record of the gifts and people who have done so much to maintain the Christian presence in Swindon.

Search the memorial database