Go back to normal view
PCC decided that collections from all our Christmas services would be divided equally between The Children’s Society, Embrace the Middle East and St Andrew’s Church. Consequently, each charity has received £125.80.
Annual Revision of the Church Electoral Roll
The Annual Revision of the Church Electoral Roll began on Sunday 25 February and will end on Sunday 18 March. If you are already registered on the Electoral Roll and wish to remain, you need do nothing. If you would like to be on the Electoral Roll, please take a form at the door of the church, or talk to Sally or any member of the PCC.
IGNItE Youth Group
Pancake Party on Monday 5 February, 6-8pm, at the vicarage and Lazer Quest on Monday 5 March (contact Sally for details).
Next meeting is on Wednesday 7 February, 7:30pm, at the vicarage.
Ash Wednesday 14 February
Lent starts on 14 February this year, so we’ll be having a service of Holy Communion with Ashing at 7:30pm. Please return your palm cross from last year by Sunday 4 February to be included in the ashes.
Lent course: Pathways of Prayer
This year’s Lent course will be encouraging us to deepen our experience of prayer. There will be 5 sessions at the church at 7:30pm, one on each day of the week as we go through Lent. The dates will be Monday 19 February, Tuesday 27 February, Wednesday 7 March, Thursday 15 March, and Friday 23 March. If you would like to join in but can’t make it to the sessions it is possible to explore the material independently. Please see the separate leaflet for more details.
Meeting about All Age Services
Meeting on Thursday 22 February, 7:30pm, at the vicarage.
Deanery Synod at Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy
Our Parish is hosting Deanery Synod on Wednesday 28 February. If anyone is available to come and serve refreshments beforehand (available from 7pm) please let Sally know.
Helping at Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy From Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 March Tadpole Farm will need volunteers to help run their Easter Experience with the children. No preparation is required in advance, but if you can help out one morning or afternoon please let Sally know.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Sunday 8 April at 11am after Morning Prayer.
We are very pleased to welcome up to 4 families each month for baptisms and we are now inviting them along to a couple of children’s services, one before and one after the Baptism. Please look out for anyone you don’t recognise and help them to feel at home.
You may notice people putting little plastic tokens in the collection bags. These indicate that they are giving through standing order or direct debit so that when the collection is brought to the front their contribution is remembered and blessed too. If you would like to know more about giving directly from your bank to our bank please talk to our Treasurer, Susan Smith.
Please look out for the new weekly prayer cycle (printed on yellow paper)and take one home to include in your prayers. There is also now a prayer diary covering all the Anglican churches in Swindon, which you can access on our website