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New Perspectives ..

Every now and again its good to get new perspectives on Christ Church. Hugo Stevenette, Simon's youngest son is a budding photographer and is taking a Creative Media Production course at Cirencester college. See below his creative new slant on Church in media. You can follow more of his work on his Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/hs_media/https://ww ..

Vacancy - Bishops PA ..

The Bishop of Swindon is looking to appoint a Part time PA/Secretary. The position is a half time job share for 17.5 hours per week. Interviews will be held on the 14th/15th December. Read more and find out how to apply here ..

Hidden Heroes - Christmas ..

Things often mysteriously and, apparently effortlessly, appear at Christ Church and we, sometimes, take them for granted. This year we, again, have to thank Richard Deacon for organising and Lord Lansdowne for providing our beautiful Christmas Tree. Mike Palmer, Chris Smith and Daniel Pitt for manhandling it into an upright position and, last, not least, Ela ..

Our Mayor ..

It has been a busy month for our Mayor and his newly appointed Chaplain.Following an elected year swallowed by Covid in 2020, Councillor Garry Perkins has been re-elected for a further term and has been busy making up for lost time.Pictured below is Councillor Perkins, supported by his wife Abnet, at the opening of the Annual Friends of Christ Church Christm ..

What is Choral Evensong? ..

The service of Evensong is unique to the Anglican church and is derived from the older Roman Catholic service of Vespers (or evening prayer). Its structure and wording are contained in the Book of Common Prayer, which dates from 1662. The standard Evensong service involves the whole congregation in the singing of psalms and canticles (The Magnificat and Nunc ..

New Worship Proposals for Advent ..

At our last meeting to review our responses to the Covid pandemic, the opening group agreed to consult over the next two weeks on the following proposals.Distanced seating arrangements would be relaxed altogether during normal services. The distribution of Holy Communion would take place from the front of the church as before, with people queueing from the b ..

Knife Amnesty ..

The Knife Amnesty is to raise awareness across the county of the risks and consequences of carrying a knife, and reduce the harm to our communities from knife crime by enabling people to surrender knives and weapons to the police without fear of prosecution. The purpose of the amnesty is to remove knives from criminal availability, thereby reducing the risk ..

Service to Remember loved ones who have died ..

Listen again to a recording of our service on Sunday 7th November remembering those who have died in the past couple of years. The service is led by the Rev'd Daphne Hardwick and Rev'd David Day. Download the order of service so you can follow the service ( opens in a new tab) The names are read out at 26:30 minutes ..

Hazelnut Community ..

COP 26 has brought out many stories of individual and collective ingenuity and committment to engaging with Creation and the climate emergency. The Hazelnut vision is of a growing community: Creating a sustainable model of church and community engagement able to flourish in a climate crisis, using urban agriculture, food production, and waste management as ..

Partnership Magazine ..

Did you know that you can share all the news from the Swindon Partnership of Churches by subscribing to our monthly magazine? The November edition is available now - copies are available at the back of the church. If you have items for publication, the editors are d.swann6a@gmail.com or margaretwilliams111@gmail.com.The December and January Editions are comb ..


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