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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for details.
Children and Young Families - 3pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who is volunteering, praying and giving so generously this Christmas
Thank you to those who are decorating, setting up, writing, recording, stewarding, praying, delivering food hampers, reading, phoning the lonely, chatting on doorsteps, playing and preaching.
We also want to thank local businesses and friends we’ve teamed up with...
To Crescent Flower Shop, Eades Greengrocers and St Andrews Church School for their huge help and generosity with the Christmas hampers. And to Primrose Hill Farm for their donation of a Christmas tree.
Together we hope to bring some light into the lives of many this Christmas.
Like so many things in this difficult year, Christmas will be different for all of us. In these times, the message of hope and light that Christmas brings remains as important as ever.
We would love for you to join us as we celebrate Christmas and discover the light in the darkness.
We have plenty of Christmas Services in the building and online Christmas Celebrations and services too.
Wishing you a hope-filled Christmas from all at St Swithin’s Church.
Here's Becca sharing her really encouraging experience of knocking on the doors of people who live in the parish. She had a lovely conversation with someone and really made their day.
It’s been a tough year, and as we share this video we are still in lockdown and wondering what the next few weeks hold.
As followers of Christ, We trust that even when Covid-19 has brought disruption, grief, fear and anxiety across our world, “The light of Christ continues to shine in the darkness, and the darkness has not and will not overcome it.”
As such, this Christmas we would like to ask you to take part in sharing the light of Christ across our parish in two ways. Watch the video to find out more.