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Our community groups - Join in

We are an inclusive, highly diverse Christian Community committed to our vision of connecting the Community to Christ. A vital part of our life together is the many groups and social activities that help to bind us together as friends and neighbours. There are groups for many different purposes and they form a great way of getting to know others in the church and the wider community.

Messy Church
Messy Church Old Town

Messy Church is a different way of doing church involving glue, glitter, grub and God! It's about bringing people of all ages together. It's family friendly (for families of all shapes and sizes). It's fun, it's creative, it's relaxed! (..And it will get a little bit messy, but don't worry because we'll clear up!) We also have a Facebook page.

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Prayers and Readings Rota

Each Sunday, members of our church family take turns to do the bible readings or prepare the prayers. Please join in and take a turn at this - you can see the Prayer and Readings rota here - you can see where we need volunteers and offer your services. You can find some hints and tips on writing the prayers here.

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Christ Church Guild of Bellringers

We are a voluntary group from a variety of backgrounds and age groups. We are very fortunate to be able to ring regularly on one of the finest peals of ten bells in the country, cast and installed by the Taylor Foundry of Loughborough in 1924. You can find out more here.

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Sunday Club

Bring your children to church and leave them to learn and play in a safe and fun environment whilst you worship. Children meet in the church with their parents/carers and leave with the Sunday Club leaders following a short children’s talk at the beginning of the service. You can find out more about our Sunday club here.

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Bright Lights

A group for parents and carers for children birth to school age. Meeting at the Church Centre during term time on Mondays between 1.30-15.00am. A friendly and welcoming group. Activities include free play with a range of varied and stimulating toys plus a craft table. Call Daphne Hardwick on 693721 for more details.

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Friends of Christ Church

Since its foundation, the principle aim of The Friends has been to support specific projects for the maintenance and enhancement of the fabric of Christ Church and its churchyard as well as for the Parish Centre and for St. Mary’s in Commonweal Road. You can find out more about the work of the Friends on this page.

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Home groups

Home groups are small informal groups of people from across Christ Church and St. Mary’s who meet together mid-week in different people’s homes to enjoy, among other things, socialising, sharing meals, discussing topics relevant to faith, praying and exploring the Bible together. Find out more here.

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The Men's Breakfast

A group who meet on the 1st Saturday of the month for a short morning prayer service followed by a traditional breakfast and usually a speaker is also invited to attend. Contact Mike Palmer for more information.

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The Choir

We welcome singers of all ages who enjoy singing a range of music from traditional to modern. We are a friendly choir and have various social events during the year. If you would like to join the Christ Church Choir, please contact the Director of Music Tim Eyles for an informal chat. Tel: (01793) 486581. Further details can be found here.

TOAST Music Group

TOAST is a music group set up for children and adults who love to sing and play instruments to praise our wonderful Saviour.Toast stands for (T)o (O)ur (A)lmighty (S)aviour (T)hanks.

We play at the All Age services which are the first Sunday of the month at 10am, we meet at 9.15am to practice before the service. We also have other practices throughout the year where we learn new songs, which tends to be on a Saturday morning.

If you would like to join us, please contact Tracy Jackson 07947345609 Further details can be found here.

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The Rambling Group

Join us for beautiful walks in the Wiltshire countryside. We regularly organise walks for all ages and abilities in our local area. You can read more about our plans for this coming year on Partnership Rambling Group.

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Alpha Groups

Do you have some fundamental questions about God? Do you enjoy discussion and debate in a friendly open atmosphere? Find out more about yourself and Alpha by contacting us for information on the next Alpha course.