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The 11th Old Town Beer Festival Coming Soon! ..

Our 11th Annual Old Town Beer Festival at Christ Church Is Just a Few Weeks Away!It's our 11th year and we hope it will be the best one yet.  The festival is our biggest fundraiser of the year so please come along and support it!After the success of last year, we will be running the festival over FOUR DAYS again.On Thursday 9th May we will open the festival ..

The 4th Swindon Jazz & Soul Festival is on th ..

The 4th Swindon Jazz & Soul Festival is on this weekend! Buy your tickets now!The 4th Swindon Jazz & Soul Festival featuring British Jazz award winners, established Soul acts and and an African music showcase is on this weekend in Christ Church and the Community Centre.THE SOUL : (Friday 19th April, Christ Church) An evening of Live Classic Soul musi ..


NOTICE OF ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING & ELECTION OF NEW CHURCH WARDENSThe Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in Christ Church on the 28th April 2024 at 11:30am.  Please see the notice below: Please note you can click on the image to enlarge it.Two new Church Wardens will also be elected at the meeting; see the corresponding notice below:  ..

Christ Church Bells 100th Anniversary Peal ..

Christ Church Bells 100th Anniversary PealOn Thursday 11th April at 3pm there is going to be a peal attempt (ringing for 3 hours).This is being rung to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the ten bells being installed.The new bells were cast by the John Taylor Bellfoundry at Loughborough.They were dedicated by the Bishop of Bristol on 11th April 1924.These ar ..

King William Street School Church Council helped p ..

King William Street School Church Council helped plant native saplings at Christ ChurchKing William Street School Church Council helped plant native saplings at Christ Church, recently as part of the church’s Eco Group’s on-going plan to increase biodiversity within the grounds.Once grown the saplings will provide shelter and food for birds and small mam ..

Electoral Roll Annual Revision ..

Annual Revision of the Christ Church and St Mary’s Electoral RollEvery year as part of the annual church meeting, we review and update all the names on our church electoral roll. This year the review starts at the end of March and will be complete by mid-April. A list of all currently registered Electoral Roll members (Names only) will be available at the ..

Our Easter Services ..

Our Easter Services at Christ Church and St Mary'sMaundy Thursday - 28th MarchOld Town Partnership of Churches Maundy Thursday Agape Meal and Holy Communion at Immanuel Church at 7:30pm for 1 hour.Good Friday - 29th MarchReflect at the Cross - a Good Friday Meditation - 12 noon to 3pm* in Christ ChurchLed by Karen Campbell, Secretary for Global & Intercu ..

Passiontide Organ Recital ..

Passiontide Organ RecitalPassiontide Organ Recital by Tim Eyles, Director of Music at Christ Church.Wednesday 27th March, at 1pm in Christ Church for one hour.Free Entry with retiring collection.Hot drinks and refreshments will be available from 12:30pm.Music of a sombre nature, though not always soft, by composers such as JS Bach (Sei gegrüsset variations) ..

The Friends of Christ Church AGM and Annual Lectur ..

The Friends of Christ Church AGM and Annual LectureThe Friends of Christ Church next AGM is to be held on Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 2pm in Christ Church.The AGM will be followed by our Annual Lecture at 3pm. This year’s lecture theme is: Resurrection Art from Around the World by the Revd. Robert Jordan.Entry is Free but a donation is appreciated for the ..

Lent Reflection day ..

Our Recent Lent Reflection Day Talks We recently held a Lent Reflection day at St Mary's Church led by Revd Moira Slack. The theme of the day was ‘Take up Your Cross’. The event offered the opportunity for quiet reflection, teaching and friendship. If you were unable to attend the reflection day, or attended and want to revisit the talks, you can down ..


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