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We've created this page so you can find information on all the latest news and events in just one place. If you would like to read older items or catch up on stuff you might have missed then click here. You can also find a gallery of photographs of our community life here and on the "Gallery"Button.

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Click on the categories above to see what has been happening at Christ Church and in the community recently. Read the full articles by clicking on the article titles below or by clicking one of the links on the left of this page. A large number of older news articles are also available through the links on the left should you want to refer back to something.

The Revd John Stevenette ..

 A letter from SimonMy father John died peacefully at Princess Lodge Nursing Home, Swindon on Saturday 7th May at 8.20pm aged 91 years old. Thank you for your support, kindness and prayers especially over the last two and half years whilst my dad was living with us at the Vicarage and after his fall, at the Nursing Home, where he received excellent care.Joh ..

Try our Eco Quiz ..

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Christ Church Eco Land Management Plan ..

As part of our response to the need to take more care of God's planet, we have begun work on a Land Management Plan. Taking advice from a range of local experts and enthusiasts, we have surveyed our Church and Burial grounds, looking for ways to encourage wildlife and plant diversity.In the process, we have discovered some valuable ancient grassland which we ..

Sunday Club is back ..

We hold an All Age Service on the first Sunday of each month to which families are invited to join in with an informal worship suitable for all. Every other sunday during term time, we hold a Sunday Club. All children over the age of 3 years (parents welcome too)join in games, crafts, stories and much more. Families are encouraged to meet in church for the m ..

The 9th Old Town Beer Festival ..

This year marks the return of our popular Beer Festival - bigger and better than ever. Started by a former curate Gareth Hutchinson, now rector for Desford and Kirby Muxloe in Leicestershire, the festival has gained increasing momentum under the watchful eye of Chris Smith our Community Development Manager. We are regularly asked why a church should run su ..

Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine ..

Pheonix Enterprises have been shipping out Humanitarian Aid to refugees from Ukraine. Mike Bowden has requested the following items : toys, colouring books, colouring pencils, toiletries, female sanitary products and medical supplies. There is a donation box in the community centre should you wish to contribute. You can also donate to Phoenxi's work directly ..

Annual Report 2021 & APCM ..

The A.P.C.M. is the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. It is actually two meetings the ‘Vestry Meeting’ when we elect Churchwardens for the coming year and the APCM itself which is the business meeting of the Church – like an AGM. This year's meeting is to be held on Sunday 24th April at 11.30am in the church.The meeting is open to those on our Electoral ..

Christian Aid New Arrangements-Help Needed ..

Christian Aid Week 2022 - 14th to 21st May Prior to Covid, during Christian Aid Week there would be a concerted effort nationally to raise funds This was primarily focused on the house-to-house delivery and collection of giving envelopes. Although the restrictions imposed due to Covid have now been lifted, we do not believe it appropriate to resume house to ..

All you need to know about our Easter Season ..

After the lull of Covid, there is a lot beginning to happen in and around Christ Church. We remain committed to balancing our Eco strategies with good communications. and so avoid printing unecessary paper where we can. We have produced a downloadable leaflet on our Services and Events over the Easter Season.Download the leaflet ..

The Jubilee Memorial Garden ..

The weather was fine ( but a bit cold!) but we welcomed a good number of families along with our Mayor Cllr Perkins, his wife Abnet, and Sir Robert Buckland our MP to our commissioning event on Sunday. The Mayor and Sir Robert unveiled a beautiful oak sign made by one of our longest-serving congregants, Bernard Oxborrow. It's worth noting, for posterity, tha ..









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