Access to the Church buildings
The number of users of our premises is increasing, so if you are planning to ‘pop in’ for whatever reason, it may be useful to check that the room you want to enter is available. Here are charts showing both the regular and ‘ad hoc’ bookings:
Immanuel Regular Bookings 2022
Although the wearing of face masks is no longer mandatory , we would ask all users to be courteous to others in the building and bear in mind that other users may be ‘vulnerable’…. The use of a face masks in the ‘communal areas’ might be considered…… atrium, corridor and toilets.
We will continue to place hand sanitizer at the entrance for you to use if you wish.
Each organisation hiring the premises must determine their own ‘rules’ concerning the wearing of masks, distancing and ventilation within their allocated room(s).
Old Town Partnership of Churches: LENT talks
As from Wednesday 1st March and until 5th April, every Wednesday, at Christ Church, between 7-9pm a different speaker will be sharing their thoughts on “Who is Jesus Christ today?”. There will also be a time to ask questions. Why not come along? There will be fliers with information on the speakers in the chapel at Immanuel.
The first of the talks, on Wed 1st March will be by Revd Jonathan Edwards, formerly general Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain who is based at Central Church, Swindon
TEA and CHAT
2.30 – 4.00pm Tuesday 14th March 2023 TEA and CHAT
Further to the announcement that Traidcraft has gone into Administration we are reminded that Transform Trade (formerly Traidcraft Exchange, the charity arm of Traidcraft) will be continuing its vital work to support all those working for Trade Justice around the world. One of its key events to raise funds and awareness is its annual Big Brew (very much like the Macmillan Coffee Mornings held every September) As our March Tea and Chat afternoon comes at the end of Fairtrade Fortnight, our World Concerns Committee has asked that we make it a Big Brew 2023. It will be very much ‘as normal’ except that we are asking for voluntary donations for refreshments, all of which will go to Transform Trade. Please invite all your neighbours, friends and family to put the date in their diaries and join us for a time of fellowship together over a Cuppa, Cake and Chat whilst, at the same time, raising much needed funds for this very worthy charity. Traidcraft goodies will be on sale after the service today (26th February) and again at the Tea and Chat in March, all proceeds to Transform Trade With your support we will rise to this challenge and work positively to help as many people as we can.
“GODSPELL ” at Christ Church
Swindon’s SALOS is planning to stage a production of this popular musical at Christ Church on the weekend before Easter (March 31st and April 1st). It is based on the Gospel of St Matthew and contains some really memorable music.
Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7.30 pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30 pm. Tickets are £15 (£10 for children) and can be obtained from the website www.salos.org or 07731 183857