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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.

Renewal Project Album

You can see how our renewal project unfolded in this photo album: click here.

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Volunteer ..

Can you spare some time to help at Christ Church with St Mary's?As part of Christ Churchs ongoing review of how we support our local, national and international community were checking, via a simple set of questions to the charities, whether the support we provide is still relevant and appropriate.As part of this review were keen to understand whether you ..

Mindfulness for Parents & Carers ..

SIX WEEK ON-LINE COURSE A practical Guide to looking after yourself in the midst of parenting Thursday evenings from 3rd March 2022 to 7th April, running from 7.45pm to 9.15pm What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness, is a meditation-based practice, backed by neuroscience, which has helped countless people learn the skills they need either to find a clearer focus an ..

Milestone reached ..

Last year Christ Church achieved a Bronze award in its quest to become a more eco aware community. The organisation that promotes and helps with this process is called Arocha. We heard this week that they have celebrated a milestone. All 42 of the Church of England dioceses have now registered for the Eco Diocese scheme. This shows a significant commitment t ..

This week's Talk ..

This week's service was about Transformation. Our Gospel reading John 2 : 1 - 11 was about the Wedding Feast at Cana Listen to Ailsa's talk about transformation from this Sunday' s service. You can listen to all our services either on our Services Page or on our YOU TUBE Channel ..

Almshouse Vacancy ..

The Trustees of Swindon United Charities are inviting applications for a ground floor unfurnished one bedroom flat at the almshouses adjacent to Christ Church. Applicants should be single, in housing need, aged 50 and over and have lived in the Borough of Swindon for a minimum of three years. For further information and an application form please contact ..

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 ..

Hugo's Christmas ..

You may not have felt able to get to Christ Church this season, but you can still stay in touch with our audio services. You can also get a flavour of the Christmas scenes at Christ Church from some of Hugo Stevenettes excellent and atmospheric shots. ..

Christmas Hampers ..

Thanks to the hard work of many local volunteers, donors and shoppers, this year's Alone at Christmas Hampers are all delivered.Special mention must go to our brilliant Community Centre Team Chris Smith and Jenny Hatter, without whose energy and organisation none of this would have happened.Thank you to everyone who contributed to making someone's Christmas ..

Alone at Christmas Hampers ..

It's not too late to help make someone's Christmas a little less lonely. Our Christmas Hamper scheme still needs your support. We have managed to increase our hampers to 150 this year - thank you to all those who have donated items and money so far. We still need donations to cover the cost of the remaining hampers. If you are able to help finance a hamper o ..

Worship at Christ Church ..

We have reviewed our practices in line with the governments Plan B measures to restrict the spread of the Omicron virus mutation. Whilst formal, 2 metre, distanced seating arrangements will continue to be relaxed during normal services, we ask that everyone remains respectful of each others space to ensure that we all feel safe during worship. Those who ar ..


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