Come and join us this summer for time together over cake and refreshments in the church garden.
Here is a snapshot into the life of St Swithin's Walcot over the last 12 months.
It's been a difficult year for everyone navigating the pandemic, but God has been so good to us. There is so much more to celebrate than what we have footage or photos of.
Thank you to the whole church for how you serve God, one another and the world.
Our APCM a chance to celebrate what God has done, as well as to discuss, vote and pray for things ahead, including who will be on our PCC.
It's a really helpful way to contribute and belong. Please do join us for our APCM on Sunday 9th March. To find out more details click on the link below.
Join Yein on the 3rd April at 9:30am to give out Easter gifts on Snow Hill.
Watch the video for more info and email email@example.com to sign up.
Easter is a time of sadness and celebration, a time when despair turns to hope and death comes to life. This is our story, this is the story we can enter into this Easter. Join us as we discover how a cruel cross, a closed tomb and a stone rolled away herald fresh hope and life for us today.
You are welcome to join us for monthly midweek communions at midday. The dates for the next couple of months are the 10th February and the 3rd March. Afterwards, we will be gathering on the first Wednesday of every month where circumstances allow.
On these particular Wednesdays, Open Space (when we open for private prayer) will start at the slightly later time of 12:30pm.
Please follow all social distancing measures in place.
On Sunday 7th and 14th of February we will be gathering in person and live-streaming at 10am. We will worship, pray and open God's word together as we continue our series on 'Trust.'
Our kids and youth will be gathering over zoom at other points in the day:
Ignite (11-18 year olds) - 11am
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Children and Young Families - 3pm
Please email email@example.com for details.
To join us in person, you will need to reserve your seat and follow all the social distancing guidelines.
You can join us via livestream on our website and YouTube.
Dear St Swithin’s friends
“Moses replied, ‘It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the Lord our God.” – Exodus 8. 10
After reviewing our gatherings last Sunday, we have decided to gather in person just on Sunday morning this week, for those who would like to. There will be no evening service this Sunday. After this Sunday, we are going to have the next two Sundays purely online, effectively having a two week ’mini circuit breaker’ from gathering live. We are planning to provide the opportunity to regather in person on the first two Sundays in February, Boris permitting!
In these incredibly challenging times, when people are looking for a firm foundation, Christians put their trust in a God who is trustworthy and true. When God speaks a word over us, it's often because He wants to grow us in it. Every single one of us has an opportunity to grow in our trust of God, our trust of others and our trust of ourselves to take hold of the life God has called each one of us to. Our prayer is that we would grow in trust over this year.
Dear St Swithin’s Church Family
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”. - Romans 15:13
We’ve been thinking and praying about January and February for quite a while. January and February are often the toughest months in the year for people. Short dark days, cold weather, post-Christmas blues and lots of time indoors often seem to leave us all at sea in the world. It’s a time when we seem to need hope and light the most. Add Covid to the equation and these months were always going to be tough; now a lockdown has been added to that.
Here's Sarah, Fran and Jo sharing stories of knocking on the doors of people who live in the parish with a gift and an opportunity to chat and even pray.