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The Black Cosmic Christ ..

Sue Mansfield, November 2020 In my original description, I focussed on the wildlife and the individual images in the icon. With this shorter description, I am just focussing on the whole icon and the ecologically challenging questions it was asking me. This icon is based on the original icon Pantocrator in St Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai Egypt. In this ..

Old Town Partnership Magazine ..

Did you know that the Partnership of Churches in Old Town publish a regular magazine full of local interest and spiritual insights If you would like to receive a copy then contact Mr. George Kennedy our distribution manager:  31 Vasterne Close, Purton, SN5 4EZ or 01793 772589  Editors: Diana Sw ..

New Text Giving scheme ..

These days, Christ Church rarely has a plate collection for donations during services, although there is always an Offertory plate at the rear of the church before and during services. If you find yourself without change though but have your mobile phone handy you can donate to the work of Christ Church via a simple text. All you need to do is send a tex ..

Black History month ..

Please join us in praying for change and transformation in our country and especially in our own hearts and minds as we confront the reality of the past, the challenges of the present and work towards God’s vision of racial harmony with hope for the future. We thank God for the gift of sisters and brothers from around the world who bring so much to us at Ch ..

The first bible is creation ..

Icon by Sue Mansfield, May 2020 This icon is based on the Pantocrator icon in St Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, Egypt. The first bible is creation, so here i have removed the usual ‘icon’ of the Bible, and put in its place the first ‘bible’ - Creation in all its glory.  The saints more or less seem to find spiritual experiences outside, rarely in o ..

The Bells are ringing ..

To mark the end of the Second World War, the bells rang out at Christ Church.Here's an extract of the goose-bump ringing that took place on 15th August at 11am after 2 minutes of silence. A big thank you to ringers Gordon, Shirley, Alan, Peter and Ruth. Socially distanced ringing meant they rang call changes and some plain hunting. Photograph: Janet ..

Missing the choir? ..

Listen to us singing - Angel Voices ever singing - F Potts Over the years our faithful choir has supported services, sometimes with friends joining us, sometimes just the few. Sadly some no longer with us. In these unprecended times, we can't be there but you can still hear us. Click the image above to listen. ..

Black Lives Matter ..

A personal perspective The events that have unfolded since George Floyd’s very public killing has caused me to catch my breath, pause — pause, and exhale. Revd Dr Catherine Okoronkwo As a writer I often find myself penning a poem to process my thoughts and feelings in response to confronting issues. The rawness of my poetry at this time reflects th ..

Not back to normal - planning for a better future ..

An on-line lecture by Martin Palmer Martin explored the theological, environmental and community challenges which the pandemic is raising in our own country and across the world. He stresses the importance of joining together as faiths to practically respond to the social and economic challenges, within an anxious and ever-changing environment. Watch ..


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