If you would like to hear a bedtime story read by a member of the church family, please click the link below.
We want to continue to encourage one another and have decided to have a morning reflection at 9.30 am each day (no more than 15 mins) as we explore our vision together. If you can’t make it live on Zoom or Facebook, the reflections will be uploaded to the website, but do let us know if there are better times of the day.
Throughout this summer we’re looking at:
Why are we here? What is St Swithin’s all about? We’re looking at the St Swithin’s vision and values. When we started to look at the vision, last year at Sidholme, it was clear from all the feedback that somehow we weren’t communicating clearly enough that the church is here because of God. God is the central character, it’s not about us. We’re not the story.
St Swithin’s exists to display God’s splendour, that’s how Isaiah captures it beautifully in Isaiah 61.3 displaying God’s splendour. Jesus quotes these verses right at the beginning of His earthly ministry. The Westminster catechism states “ What is the chief end of humankind? To glorify God and enjoy God forever” – During the great Reformation the great phrase was “soli deo Gloria,” for the glory of God alone, We’re here to display God’s wonder, His majesty, His glory and His splendour. Our vision cannot be small and narrow, with the impression of shrinking, and being squeezed into a tight space but must reflect the vast expanse and great abundance of the fullness of God’s life.
To join us in our summer series visit our talks page...
Easter At St Swithin's
Easter 2020 is going to be different for all of us this year as we celebrate Easter in our homes.
The Easter story has dramatic highs and lows, with a compelling narrative and an unexpected but glorious outcome.
At the centre of the Easter story is the Death and Resurrection of one person, Jesus Christ. Why do Christians believe that an empty cross and an empty tomb show God’s extraordinary love for all people?
Join us this Easter time as we enter into that story of 2000 years ago and discover that it still offers us tangible hope amongst the darkness and confusion of our world.
Happy Easter from everyone at St Swithin's. Find out all our latest news here...
Whilst the church building is closed, please don’t forget that Bath Foodbank could still do with our donations. Please check website for details about where you can drop off items.
Happy Palm Sunday everyone!
We're journeying together through Holy Week with some daily Bible passages and morning reflections at 9:30am.
To join us for those morning reflections on Zoom, click this link and use the password below...
Meeting ID: 907 134 0093
If you are unable to join us at the time, the reflections will appear on our talks page later on in the day.
Read the latest thoughts and reflections on this season from Tim, our vicar.
IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT AND CofE ADVICE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
A Special Film Night for Easter
Join us for candlelit refreshments 7pm for 7.30pm start on Friday 3rd April 2020.
It’s the Story of Jesus’ life told through the amazing, award-winning, modern black opera, set in Khayelitsha, the largest township in Cape Town, South Africa.
0St Swithin’s ‘SWAT’ (St. sWithins Assistance Taskforce) team
The plan is for Life Groups to provide the main focus for supporting one another through this difficult time, but situations may arise that are outside the ability of Life Groups to cover alone. To that end we are looking to set up a pool of volunteers (the SWAT team) who are able to provide help as and when needed. This could be at different levels, such as:
Becs Armstrong and Alastair Gibson have agreed to be the point of contact for the SWAT team so please could you email or phone them to let them know if you would like to be part of the team – indicating the sort of support you would be able to provide. Contact details are as follows:
Becs: 07779 102165 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alastair: 07767 202830 | email@example.com
This news sheet is a response to the unique times we are living in. As a diverse community, we are aware that some of us will be really struggling, whilst others will be seeing new opportunities open up. Either way, we are continuing to be a people of faith, prayer, love, generosity and hope in our city. We are a church family, a body united by Christ. And although our publicly gathered rhythm needs to adapt to the season, we are still renewing our trust in God, committed to loving one another and passionate about serving the world around us.