A lot of time and thought has been given to reflecting on the great blessing our small groups have been and thinking about how our Life Groups can thrive going forwards.
We are delighted to announce that the review, amongst other things, has been a catalyst for new groups starting up.
There will be the opportunity to find out more on Sunday 21st July 2019 at our morning service. This is also a great opportunity to think about joining a group. You can also find out more by downloading the new 'Life Groups Handbook'.
Hedgemead Park it is a secluded and wonderfully leafy heritage open space opposite church and the Fete will be a wonderful way to meet and get to know our neighbours.
"To celebrate the 130th Anniversary of the park’s inauguration, the Friends of Hedgemead Park are organising a family-friendly Summer Fete on Sunday 21st July 2019 at 1-5pm.
The fete will feature music from the bandstand with Bath Spa Band, and the Natural Theatre Company will recreate the Victorian opening ceremony with speeches from the day.
There will also be displays from Avon Wildlife Trust, the Vegmead Community Group, the Museum of Bath at Work, and information on the history of the Hedgemead Park and the local area.
Throughout the afternoon there will be many child-friendly activities for families, including pebble painting, treasure hunt, cupcake decorating, hook-a-duck, noughts & crosses, giant Jenga, etc.
Other attractions will include teas, coffees, ice creams, delicious home-made cakes and local produce, and a raffle. If the weather is fine, visitors are invited to bring a picnic.
Local parking is restricted, so visitors are strongly encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport." - Richard Wyatt, The Bath Newseum - https://bathnewseum.com/2019/07/02/anniversary-fete/
Come together with other Christians in Bath to pray for 'One Good Friday' - the passion play in the centre of Bath next April. A prayer meeting is being held at St Michael's Without (near Waitrose) BA1 5JL on Wednesday 17th July at 7:30pm.
Join us as we pray for the project and meet others to find other ways to support through prayer.
More details can be found at http://onegoodfridaybath.org/
On 14th July Rev. Rene August will be talking about the collaboration between two of our mission partners, The Warehouse and Tearfund. A brief introduction in the morning will be followed by tea in the afternoon at 4:30pm.
Find out more about our mission partners here...
On Saturday 13th July in the evening we’ll be spending time together over dinner in various homes across the city.
We want to say a huge thank you for all you give and warmly invite you to a Thank You Dinner on Thursday 11th July at 7:00pm for 7:30pm - 9:00pm at St Swithin’s Walcot.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with any dietary requirements by 4th July.
You are invited to join us on Tuesday 9th July at 7:30pm to hear Babu, founder of CHIT (Children's Homes India Trust - one of our mission partners) to learn more about their work and to meet with Babu.
Join filmmaker Andrew Panton at 6pm on July 6th 2019 as he talks about a new film “Attack On The Sorpe Dam” which features last British Dambuster George “Johnny” Johnson. The talk will include a preview of the trailer and some excerpts from the film which recounts George “Johnny” Johnson’s story of the famous World War Two ‘Dambusters’ operation.
Andrew will be joined onstage by George “Johnny” Johnson who will provide a first hand account of the attack as he experienced it on the night of May 16/17th 1943.
The talk will last approximately 1 hour 30 mins and will include a question and answer session.
(Note: all profits from the event will go towards the production of the film. George Johnny Johnson appears subject to health. In the unlikely event he is unable to attend, the event will go ahead with additional material. Tickets are non-refundable)
To book tickets or for further information: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/dambusters-76th-anniversary-event/ or call 01225 463362
Thank you for continuing to support St Swithin’s Café as we journey through this period of change.
We will continue with revised opening hours until the end of the school term (Friday 19th July) and then will close for during the summer as we prayerfully consider our way forward.
Tuesdays: 10:30 - 14:00
Wednesdays: 10:30 - 14:00
Thursdays: 12:00 - 14:00
Fridays : 10:30 - 14:00