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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 ..

Christ Church Charity Christmas Market 2023 ..

The Popular Christ Church Charity Christmas Market returns this weekend! Why not join us this Saturday,18th November 2023 between 11am and 2:30pm for the popular Charity Christmas Market at Christ Church and the Community Centre - FREE ENTRY! To be opened by the Mayor of Swindon and Father Christmas at 11am. There will be over 30 local charities i ..

A Soldier's Story ..

A Soldier's Story I was 15 when my journey started when I got on that train to Aldershot, I was a bit scared but excited all at the same time and wondered what the future had to offer. After my training my military career not only took me to some wonderful places, I met people who I not only owe my life too, but they will always be in my thoughts, ..

Are You an Young Entrepreneur? ..

For our 10-year anniversary at the Community Centre @ Christ Church, we are running an event to give young people the opportunity to show entrepreneurship. We are running a competition and asking young people to come up with an innovative fundraising idea or event. The top 3 entries chosen from each age category will have the opportunity ..

Swindon Borough Remembrance Commemorations ..

Services of Remembrance this weekend in Swindon and The Lydiard Park Field of Remembrance In the absence of a Bishop of Swindon this year, Simon has been asked by the Bishop of Bristol to lead the townwide services of Remembrance in his capacity as Mayor’s Chaplain. Please remember our Mayor, Councillor Barbara Parry in your prayers along with al ..

Remembrance Week - Memorials and Graves at Christ ..

As part of Remembrance Week, why not visit our War Memorials in the church and the Commonwealth War Graves in our burial grounds Christ Church Burial Ground houses the graves of more than 20 servicemen from World War I and II, and other conflicts. Janet French has taken a lead in managing our War Graves liaising the Commonwealth War Graves Comm ..

'The Bible in an Hour' ..

Saturday 21st October 11am in Christ Church ‘The Bible in an Hour’ - a dramatic presentation by the Revd. Richard Cresswell, Vicar of Bradley Stoke Come along and join us on the day or watch online. ..

Signup for the Church Weekend at Home ..

Church Weekend at Home ‘Rhythms for Living’ - Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October A programme for the weekend is available at the back of church and St Mary's. You can also download a copy Please collect one and fill in the response form and return it as soon as possible. Some highlights from the programme include: Saturday morning 21st. Jo ..

Simon's 25th Anniversary Celebration Service Photo ..

You can view photographs and video of Simon's 25th Anniversary Celebration Service here... The official photographs of Simon's 25th Anniversary Celebrations, taken by the Revd Canon Chris Dobson from the Diocese of Bristol Ministry Team, have now been released and can be viewed by clicking on the link below: View the photographs here If you ..

Church Weekend at Home - Rhythms for Living ..

Church Weekend at Home - Rhythms for Living You are warmly invited to our Church Weekend at Home on the weekend of 21st and 22nd October, 2023. Please watch the the video invitation from Simon. A programme for the weekend is available at the back of church and St Mary's. Please collect one and fill in the re ..


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