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Creation Restored ..

9.30am-4pm Saturday, 17 September, Pattern Church, Swindon The Rt Revd. Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, invites you to an inspiring 'Creation Restored: Ministry in a time of Climate Crisis' Diocesan day conference at the Pattern Church. The aim of the day is to share in fellowship and explore the challenges, sensitivities, and opportunities of leading c ..

Fellowship of Faith ..

Who are we?We are a small group, providing a safe space for growth in Christianity, deeper community connections, an exploration of The Bible's teachings on love, faith, mercy and grace.We will do this through meeting together using prayer, devotionals, talking to each other, by using multimedia resources, guest speakers and other methods that we, as a group ..

Kingdom Calling - Ann Holt's Sermon ..

We were joined this Sunday by Rev'd Douglas and Ann Holt. You can hear our full service here. You can listen again to Ann's Sermon below. ..

Bottom to Top - Bishop Lee’s Cycling Challenge ..

Chris Stanley & Bishop Lee RayfieldBeing ill with Covid recently, has not stopped Bishop of Swindon, Dr Lee Rayfield, from getting on his bike once again to take on a huge fundraising challenge, cycling some 881 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just 13 days.Bishop Lee will be cycling to raise as much money as possible to support local famil ..

Wedding of the Year (so far!) ..

It's a busy year for the Stevenette family. Last weekend saw the wedding of Thomas Stevenette and Rachel (Rae)Cordon at St Mary's Attenborough near Nottingham. All the Nottingham church family, choir, bellringers and flower arrangers were there and supported in every way. The Vicar also kindly allowed Simon to officiate so it was a very special time for them ..

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 ..


Join our On-line course, beginning Wednesday October 8th between 10am-12.15pm for 8 weeks until 30th November (no session 25th Oct) to include a half day on Sat 19th November. COST: Sliding Scale of £120 to £220 (further reductions available) With funding to subsidise costs for Swindon people and in collaboration with Christ Church Community Centre Try b ..

Draft Design ideas for the Jubilee Garden ..

We have now received further advice from our Garden advisor on ideas for the East-West Section of the Jubilee Memorial Garden. This section presents a number of more complex challenges than the completed one.The proposals seek to address a number of issues to enable us to create a more beautiful, manageable, and accessible garden.The ground is very stony and ..

Platinum Jubilee Celebration and Service ..

Grateful thanks to all those who helped with our Platinum Jubilee Tea Party last Sunday and for those who help to serve refreshments Sunday by Sunday. It was great to get together to celebrate the day in style. We had a wonderful Old Town Partnership of Churches Jubilee celebration service later, attended, among others, by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire Mr ..

A Letter from the Stevenette Family ..

John’s funeral and Simon’s compassionate leaveWe are enormously grateful for all the love and prayers we have received since John/ Dad’s death on 7th May. We had a wonderful funeral service with Holy Communion at St Leonard’s Sunningwell last Monday. All the family were directly involved in various ways. The only sadness being that Nicola was absent ..


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