Dear St Swithin’s friends,
“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15. 56-58
This Coronavirus Season
Since March the nation has been in this unique and challenging season of Coronavirus. As a
church we’ve sought to continue to worship and meet in our homes, on-line, in gardens and
parks, in groups, and over the last couple of months in the church building and gardens, all
the time seeking to listen to God and respond to what He is calling us to do. The church has
been doing this for 2000 years.
We believe the local church is God’s hope for the world and we believe St Swithin’s purpose
is to display God’s Splendour and join in God’s mission. Whilst in the midst of a crisis we
have felt that it’s not right to panic, hide, jump ship or get fearful but that we’re called to
learn to walk by faith in this difficult season and look for the opportunities God is providing
each one of us. At the same time we’ve tried to be wise, faithful and generous in being a
good and faithful employer to our staff, who have worked tirelessly and sacrificially on our
behalf. We’ve utilised the government Furlough Scheme to help us navigate this season
well, unsure what’s ahead, but committed to the life and work of the church.
This letter provides an update on the church’s Financial Position, which the PCC reviewed in
Here is a message from our friends Simon and Anne Holland as they move onto pastures new,,,
Do you know of anyone with catering experience who might be interested in the post of Café Manager?
Please speak to Janet for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along and join us with establishing a Wild Flower Meadow in the corner of the South Garden on Thursday 16th May from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
This is part of an initiative where The Avon Wildlife Trust are partnering with Wild Walcot.
It's also a really fun thing to bring children along to after school.
Henry Brown is giving an illustrated talk to the History of Bath Research Group about the marble wall monuments in the context of the church's history, and the move from burials in the church itself to the development of "garden" cemeteries on remote sites. He will be looking at the people commemorated, and their connection with Bath, and the stylistic changes to the monuments themselves. There will be a chance to examine our unique above-ground mausoleum. Church friends are very welcome, but the MBRG suggests a donation of £2 towards its non-members of the group. Doors open at 6.00pm and the talk begins at 6.30pm.
Our APCM a chance to celebrate what God has done, as well as to discuss, vote and pray for things going ahead, including who will be on our PCC.
It's a really helpful way to contribute and belong, so please join us straight after the 10am service (about 11:30) on the 14th April.
This year our APCM is going to have a cafe-style layout and we're going to have a bring and share lunch together.
The present Electoral Roll (church membership list) will cease to exist and everyone is required to fill in a new form (available from the back of church). Forms must be returned to Sandy Gooding by the 17th March at the latest.
I’m Fran. I live in Saltford with my husband, Adrian and our dog Barney! We have two children, Becca (21) who is currently in her final year at Worcester University and studying Criminology and Tom (18) who is finishing his first term at Guildford School of Acting where he is studying Theatre Production. We are officially ‘empty-nesters’ and it’s taking some getting used to!
Saturday 17th November | 2-4:30pm
We will be cleaning things, mending things and throwing things out. If you would like to lend a hand, let us know.
Domi would like to say thank you...
"On behalf of Dean, myself and the whole family I would like to express our deep gratitude for the prayers, love and kindness that we have all received whilst I worked at St Swithin’s and in Snow Hill.
We greatly appreciated the goodbye BBQ and party at The Gateway. Dean and I were totally overwhelmed by the lovely gifts; two enormous hampers of goodies from Snow Hill and the generous gift of a holiday. After much deliberation we are planning to visit Portugal in December.
My new role will start at the end of December (God willing) and I will continue to worship at St Swithin’s so look forward to seeing you in the pews soon.
Much love Domi, Dean and Family."