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Christ Church is available for Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals. Please visit this page for further details.

Christ Church, Bradford on Avon

Christ Church, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1SJ

Steeped in history, this Victorian church stands proudly on one of the highest points of the town, with its handsome spire visible for many miles.  As a majestic church, Christ Church is valued by its local community and a popular choice for weddings, christenings and funerals. Christ Church is an open, friendly church and we are delighted to keep our doors open most days of the week.  A church with full disabled access, hearing induction loop and toilets available in the centre next door. There is also Sunday parking available in the school grounds. Christ Church Primary School enjoys close links to this church, the 420 pupils make use of the church for their end of term services, concerts, carol services and festivals. Teachers often using the church as a teaching space and Open the Book and Collective Worship run by the church is a regular part of the school week.  We also visited Wiltshire Heights Care Home to give Holy Communion and Prayer and Praise twice monthly.

An important part of church community is the social groups and events that are held in and around the church.

Faith and Fellowship Group                                                         Gather together in fellowship and explore faith together.                                  The Ark                                                                                                          Mother and Toddler Group                                                                                          Breathing Space                                                                                        Time and reflection for young adults                                                                    Mothers Union                                                                                             Meeting in Christ Church monthly                                                                            Wives Group                                                                                         Monthly meetings with local speakers                                                                    Weekly House Groups

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Christ Church is facing exciting renovations, with the sale of the Lambert Rooms, Christ Church will be able to invest wisely and  offer itself as a community space with opportunities for local groups to use the church. With a new kitchen and toilet facilities planned, this is a transitional time for this well loved church. Architects are working closely with us to create this new phase for Christ Church. For further updates on this exciting transition please follow us on Facebook for news.

 

Safe guarding: Our commitment

We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable. The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry of all children and adults is extremely important to us.  We aim to establish safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of informed vigilance of the dangers of abuse.  In line with safer recruitment principles we carefully select and train all those whose responsibilities within the church require then to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report, including training in the DBS disclosures.  Each church has a Designated Safeguarding Representative.  In the absence of this person, Ann as Rector fulfills this role. Find our safeguarding policy and the contact details of our safe guarding representatives here.

Christ Church History

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The Church was built in 1841 and is a notable example of Victorian architecture, having a majestic spire, some beautiful stained glass, wall paintings and wood carvings and a peal of eight bells. The modern kneelers depict features of the church. The nave will seat around 250 people and the Lady Chapel about twenty people. Further information about the church building and history is available on Wiltshire Council and Wikipedia websites. The registers, apart from those in current use, are held at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham