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Good News from the Community Centre team .. We are delighted to let you know that the community centre team have been successfully awarded three grants. The first two grants are to be spent on our afternoon teas programme whi ..

International Holocaust Remembrance Day ..

The day when the victims of genocides the world over are especially remembered, Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on Wednesday 27 January, and it will again be marked in Swindon. HMD 2021 marks 76 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945 and 2021 is also the 76th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of the Second World War. Due to Co ..

Positive news from Send a Cow .. Thank you for sticking with us and more importantly, families like Merima's, throughout this challenging time. You are well and truly part of our global family, we couldn't do it without you. Emily Mullen Supporter Relations - Send a Cow Today is Blue Monday ..

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity .. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme that was chosen, Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Communitys vocation to ..

Tansforming Church 2021 & beyond ..

Transforming Church is the name of the process to discern the next vision and priorities for the Diocese, from 2020 and beyond. On 4 November 2020, the Right Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, announced a new focus of work for the upcoming months, to shape the future the Diocese of Bristol. ..

Introducing The Wellbeing Journey ..

The Wellbeing Journey is a new series to help churches and communities address the challenges of our times. Following the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, local churches are in a unique place to lead communities on this holistic journey to physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. HOPE Together and KingsGate Church, Peterborough, have developed a video journey d ..

Our Parish Verse for 2021 ..

Each year, we choose a bible verse to focus on to provide us with hope and inspiration for the new year. This year's verse is from Peter Blessed be the Godand Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!By his great mercy he has given us a new birthinto a living hope through the resurrectionof Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1 v 3 Download a printable v ..

A Letter from Simon ..

Rev'd Simon Stevenette Dear Friends Thank you for your prayers for us today. The PCC Covid response working group had a very positive and honest meeting this morning full of the Holy Spirit. As a result, the decision was taken that Christ Church would remain open for personal prayer each day.  With great reluctance the decision was also taken ..

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. ..

The Beacon on the Hill ..

The author Mark Bridgeman, son of the late Brian Bridgeman, has completely re-written his fathers 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 ..


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