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Your P.C.C. ..

The Parochial Church Council or PCC is a group of people who direct strategy for and take decisions on behalf of Christ Church with St Mary's. It meets regularly and it is important that everyone understands how it works and what it decides as this can affect our church life together. ..

Join in ..

There aren't really any rules for this kind of get together but many report lonliness during the lockdown so we are trying everything we can to join people together. If you don't have a computer or do have one but don't know how to use it - just try the telephone dial in option to get started. Why not try and get some of your friends to join too? There wi ..

Meeting Friends ..

One of our great sadnesses is that, during the lockdown, we have been unable to properly catch up with our friends. It is great news that we are returning to Sunday worship in church on March 7th but restrictions mean that we are still not allowed to stay and talk to each other after the service. Many may also decide to continue to catch our service on lin ..

Lent Services ..

Online Morning Prayer The staff team say Morning Prayer together each day during Lent at 9am virtually viaMicrosoft Teams or telephone. If you have particular prayer requests please pass them on to Simon or (529166). If you would like to join us you would be very welcome. Please contact one of the staff team and we will let you have details of how to join on ..

Ash Wednesday Service ..

Mark the start of Lent with this reflective service ..

The Beacon on the Hill ..

The author Mark Bridgeman, son of the late Brian Bridgeman, has completely re-written his fatherís book on the history of Christ Church and the community it serves. The book, written to celebrate the 170th Anniversary of Christ Church in 2021, provides a comprehensive study of the people and events that tell the story of almost a thousand years of history f ..

Transforming church ..

Get involved and give your views by completing this short surveyWatch a short video about the Church of England's plans for the future. ..

Rose Garden Plans ..

We have recently completed an application to the Diocese of Bristol for plans to decommission our former Ashes Rose Garden which is now closed for further burials. This applies for permission to make improvements to the Rose Garden to make it a more beautiful, manageable and fitting memorial to the over 1,300 Swindonians who are remembered there. Searc ..

Compline Services ..

As we enter Lent we will hold a short service of Compline at 9.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These will be live streamed from our Facebook page. PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmZhY2Vib29rLmNvbS9wbHVnaW5zL3ZpZGVvLnBocD9oZWlnaHQ9NDc2JmhyZWY9aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tJTJGQ2hyaXN0Y2h1cmNoc3dpbmRvbiUyRnZpZGVvcyUyRjI0NzkyODI0MTkwNDU4MzE ..

A letter from Bishop Viv ..

Dear Friends, I last wrote to you in November with an update on Transforming Church, and how we are seeking to discern Godís vision for our Diocese in the coming years. All our lives have continued to be severely disrupted becauseof Covid, and there is still much hardship, loss and challenge in the communities we serve. Through those disruptions the ..


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