Christmas can find us nostalgic for the past, struggling with the here and now, or longing for a perfect Christmas to come. In this season do we sometimes miss enjoying the present?
At the centre of Christmas is God coming to be with us, and in Jesus, He brings us His ever-present peace, hope, love, and joy.
Come and join us this Christmas at St Swithin’s as we celebrate the ever-present God.
This Christmas we would love to be able to give Morrison’s vouchers to St Andrew’s School to share with some of their families who struggle over the Christmas period.
If you feel able to donate towards this gift, please can you give directly into the St Swithin’s bank account making it clear where you would like your donation to go. If you do not have our bank details, please email the office. Alternatively, please bring a cheque/cash to the Church Office in an envelope labelled "Voucher Donations".
We would love for you to join us for a Christmas Celebration on the 11th December from noon. There'll be a simple lunch, a craft time and an instant nativity. To find out more and to save your seats, please click the button below.
Invite a fried and come and join us for a women's festive Christmas Crafternoon.
It's completely free, there'll be festive drinks and cakes provided and a short Christmas reflection.
Save seats now clicking the button below.
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.
Wanting to find out what's going on at St Swithin's this Christmas? There are opportunities to be still, to sing, to celebrate and to spend time together. Visit our Christmas page by clicking the link below.
Join us on Christmas Day for an All Age celebration with communion at 10am.
"It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending
near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth,
goodwill to men
From heavens all gracious King!”
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing."
Join us tonight at 11pm and enter into Christmas day remembering that Christ came to bring peace.
Christmas Eve Nativity
24th December | 4pm
Join us for a fun-fun-filled nativity service on Christmas Eve. Why not come dressed as a shepherd, angel, wise man…
A few of us are planing to carol around the RUH on the 20th December at 6pm. It’ll be a jolly, low-maintenance, tip-up and sing affair to simply bless the patients.
For practical reasons it’s on a first-RSVP, first-sing basis. If you’re keen, let James Collie know and he will send you details details