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Church Services have restarted ..

Christ Church Old Town Swindon Church services are now permitted, and we are holding a regular 10.00 am service in Christ Church. We review our safety procedures each week in response to attendee numbers and behaviours, so it is important to regularly check service details and information on our website and social media. Plans to re-open St Mary's for s ..

Service Archive - Listen again to our previous vir ..

Virtually with you - Picture Janet French Listen to our Sunday Service from 2nd August This week's All Age service from Christ Church is led by Margaret Williams with a talk by Rev Simon Stevenette, readings by Ailsa Palmer and Annette French & prayers from Margaret Williams. Music from Phil Mansfield and Tracy Jackson Listen to our Sunday ..

Christ Church is open ..

We are delighted that, from Monday 27th July, the church will be open for personal prayer and reflection from 9.00 am – 4 pm to welcome visitors. Visitors will be asked to remain in defined areas of the church and use the chairs allocated at the front of church. Hand sanitizer will be available during and after visits. Visitors are not allowed to lig ..

Time to reflect? ..

‘Time' to look up again! Our clock mechanism is back and keeping perfect time. The clock was originally installed in Holy Rood Church, on the Lawn, in 1843 and has been in the Christ Church clock tower since 1851. Its repair was made possible by legacies left to the charity Friends of Christ Church. We thank the Friends for all that they do. To find ..

We will meet ..

Listen to this new song by John Bell from the Iona Community which sums up all our hopes for the future.Click to play: We will meet ..

Some Prayer Resources ..

Here are some helpful resources to help you to deepen your prayer life at home. Do let us know how we can be praying and supporting you. “To pray is to make our hearts ready to experience the love of God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Praying regularly will help us to develop a spiritual rhythm. A discipline of prayer changes the w ..

Letter from Rt Revd Vivienne Faull ..

The appalling death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests have brought the issues of racism, oppression, inequality and injustice once again into the spotlight, where they should be. These are issues that the Diocese of Bristol, like many organisations, has been aware of, discussed and attempted to ..

I Can't breath ..

Rage rises tongues of flame sear bones, sinew and muscle wrapped in brown skin limbs writhe against batons lips swell with beatings eyes bleed, jaw cracks wrapped in brown skin shackled. starved. raped. gouged. hunted. choked. lynched. poked. injected. stripped. drowned. expelled. trampled. airbrushed. kneed. medicated ..

Black Lives Matter ..

A personal perspective The events that have unfolded since George Floyd’s very public killing has caused me to catch my breath, pause — pause, and exhale. Revd Dr Catherine Okoronkwo As a writer I often find myself penning a poem to process my thoughts and feelings in response to confronting issues. The rawness of my poetry at this time reflects th ..

Take a look at our Children's resources page ..

Children can now join in with our services using resources on our Children's corner pages. We are posting a variety of material to help our younger parishioners and friends enjoy and understand our Bible stories. Click here to visit the Page. Dress up ideasWord search ..


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