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Christ Church 160th Birthday Celebration Dinner

As the “Old Lady on the hill” reaches her 160th birthday in November, a celebration three-course supper, hosted by the Bishop of Swindon, Lee Rayfield, will be staged at the STEAM Museum on Friday 4 November.
 
The Wood Street-based bridal store Trousseaux, will be staging a dazzling fashion show of wedding gowns and apparel worn through the ages.

This will be complimented by hair fashions through the ages designed by award-winning Swindon stylist, Steven Goldsworthy.
 
Entertainment will be provided by Nathan Jones’ All Stars Jazz Band, who have established themselves as one of the most entertaining musical groups in Swindon.

There will also be a small auction which will include a once in a lifetime item donated by Richard Deacon of Deacons.

Tickets: £36 (this also includes a cocktail reception)

Dress: Formal Suit/Black Tie

Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm (carriages at 1.00am)
 

Dinner Menu
Woodland mushroom Roquefort cheese and red onion tartlet with rocket salad and toasted pumpkin seeds (v)
Breast of chicken wrapped in smoked bacon with a sundried tomato stuffing and tarragon sauce
Cous Cous and Provencal vegetable crumble with a herb crust and pepper dressing
 
Vegetarian Menu
(must be pre-ordered)
Served with Dauphinoise and a panache of vegetables
Chocolate truffle torte with raspberry coulis and vanilla cream
Coffee and mints
 
Besides celebrating 160 years of Christ Church, this bumper birthday bash will also kick-start an initiative to further develop the Old Town church as a community facility.
 
This Swindon gem is one of very few Grade 2* listed buildings, yet it remains in daily use.
 
As part of the renewal programme, the church intends to replace the old heating system, level the floor and provide more comfortable seating. However, one of the main aims is to provide a new community centre to replace the ageing facility, which is used by a host of local groups.
 
So far more than £437,000 has been secured, much of it thanks to Christ Church re-utilising assets to realise their vision of a long-term, sustainable future, but a further £160,000 is needed which the church intends to raise through a host of high profile events, grants and donations.
 
This gala event is expected to nudge the fund considerably higher with a prize raffle and auction, filled with mouth-watering prizes.

To order tickets, please contact Ailsa Palmer on 01793 522832, email: parishoffice@christchurchswindon.co.uk or book online via the Christ Church link below.

If you would like to get involved with the event and support through donations, raffle prize etc, ring Maria Bretti on 07854819213.
 
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