Our next Silent Prayer session will take place on Friday 31st January at 2pm in the Prayer Room here at St Swithin's. All are welcome.
Easter is a time of the year where Christians celebrate. At the centre of the story of Easter is the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. An empty cross has become one of the great symbols for Christianity, this may seem curious to others but continues to change lives today. Come and join us to discover the wonder of Easter.
6th March 2019, 7:30pm.
Do join us this time next week as we start our Lenten journey together... a season of facing reality with God, whether that's tending to the needs of our world, navigating challenges of life, letting something go, or taking something up.
There will be no 12noon communion service on that day.
The next Silent Prayer will take place on Thursday 28th February at 6:00pm. Do join us.
Further dates: Friday 5th April at 12noon and Thursday 9th May at 6:00pm.
This Sunday evening we're doing things differently.
We're having a Taize service. Taize started out in a community in France. It includes simple, repetitive songs with beautiful harmonies, readings, reflections and periods of silence.
Do join us, our Space team and our wonderful friends from Songways as we explore the theme 'The Light Has Dawned' from Isaiah 9.
Refreshments will be served in the café from 6pm and we'll start at 6:30pm.
On Sunday Tim laid down the challenge to pray this prayer. It's a bold prayer to make at the start of 2019 or even to say every morning. There's no pressure to commit to this! It's totally up to you.
I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,
exalted for you, or brought low for you;
let me be full,
let me be empty,
let me have all things,
let me have nothing:
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.
(Prayer by John Wesley)