Swindon Moravian Church

Established 1899

Dixon Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3PJ


At the Eastcott Hill end of Dixon Street, opposite the former Gilberts Hill School, stands an imposing red brick church building. The Swindon Congregation of the Moravian Church has been worshipping God and reaching out from here to the local community since 1899. Throughout the decades, families in the streets around have gathered together here for marriages, christenings, and funerals; to celebrate at Christmas and Easter; to thank God for the annual harvest – and we hope that tradition may continue.

A small congregation still gathers here for Family Worship Sunday by Sunday, and there are other activities during the week.

You can be guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome – so please, come and join with the congregation, on a Sunday, or with anything else that’s going on...

What is Family Worship on Sunday mornings like?

Sunday Worship is relaxed but orderly. Like other churches, we sing hymns – both traditional and new. Prayers may come from set orders of service, or through “free prayer”. When we speak of “family worship”, we mean the church family and the community within which we are set – nobody is excluded.


Here for you....

Family Worship

Sundays at 11.00am

(with Holy Communion on the 2nd Sunday of each month)

includes Sunday School for children in attendance

Everyone is welcome

 The Moravian Church operates a “Safe Space” policy for the protection of any children and vulnerable adults with whom we come into contact. The minister and all leaders have undergone the requisite CRB checks.

For children aged 3 – 15 years

Sunday School - Every Sunday morning at 11am as part of Family Worship.


For Toddlers and their Parents/Carers

Little Scamps - Every Tuesday morning at 9.30am during term-time.


For Girls and Boys aged 6-8 years

The Church jointly sponsors the 12th Swindon Scout Group, and the Beaver Colony (boys and girls) meets here at Dixon Street every Monday evening, 6.00 - 7.00pm. New Beavers are always welcome – call in one Monday evening to see the Colony in action. When attaining the age of 8 years, Beavers are encouraged to “move up” to the Cub Pack, which meets at Bath Road Methodist Church.

Two Rainbow Guide groups meet on Wednesdays, around "tea-time". Again, call in to see them in action if you have young daughters who may be interested in joining.
There is a Sunday morning Church Parade Service approx. once a quarter.


Midweek activities include:

Uniformed Groups for Children: Beavers and Rainbows

Little Scamps: For toddlers with their parents or carers,

Operation Christmas Child: “Shoebox Appeal” Workshop

Moravian Women’s Association: Devotional and discussion group

Please contact the minister for further details


We actively support:

  • Churches Together in Swindon Centre and Swindon Churches Together
  • Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal - www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk

  • The Filling Station - a scheme to help the homeless in Swindon
  • Christian Aid
  • Fairtrade
  • The educational work of the Moravian Church overseas - schools in South Asia and East Africa
  • and other local, national and international charitable causes


Worship Times

Family Worship - Sundays at 11.00am
with Holy Communion on the 2nd Sunday of each month
includes Sunday School for children in attendance

People to Contact

Minister: Rev Paul Holdsworth

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Church Secretary: Mrs Sue Webb 

Treasurer: Mr Brian Williams
120 Dixon Street, Swindon. SN1 3PJ

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Our Location

Moravian Church, Dixon Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3PJ

Parking is at a premium - there are no restrictions on street parking on a Sunday other than being able to find a space!

There are steps into the church: if this will cause difficulties for you, please let us know you are coming, we will provide alternative access.

We have a loop system.

Click the map to view a detailed location


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