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Our news comes in two forms - Parish News, our online parish magazine and the email newsletter. The latest newsletter from 11 January is below and you can subscribe here.

The Parish News is available from the links alongside.

Happy New Year!  I am praying that 2022 will be a year of joy and peace for you and better health for all of us.
We are continuing to meet at 10am every Sunday in church, (with face coverings mandatory for all except those who are exempt) and to stream our services on Facebook live to ensure everyone can feel as safe as they wish. 
I am really pleased to give you details below of the next sessions of our new event for young people aged 8+, Acting Out, which is just in church but with some extra safety precautions.  Please look carefully at the information below, if you know a young person who would like to join us. 


Also on 16th January we will be re-introducing Evening Prayer at 6.30pm, again just in church.  This will be an opportunity to discover, or re-discover the Book of Common Prayer service for the end of the day.


If you are looking for a new challenge for the new year, you might like to consider being a governor for Tadpole Farm Academy.
Finally, I want to let you know that I have taken on the role of Area Dean for Swindon.  Read on for more details of this role.  I would value your prayers as I get to grips with this new responsibility and continue to lead St Andrew's as well.
With every blessing for you and your family in 2022

Sally
Revd Sally Robertson
07588594410

Acting Out
a creative way to serve our community for young people aged 8 and over

 

 

Young people aged 8+ are very welcome to meet at church at 4.30pm on 16th January for 45 minutes to explore ways making the world a better place. If possible, please bring a clean, empty glass jar.  Tea, coffee and chat available for parents at the same time.
To ensure covid safety:

  • we ask everyone over the age of 11 to wear a facecovering (unless exempt) and those younger to wear one if possible please.  
  • to take your Sunday 'back to school' lateral flow test before you come (and only attend if it's negative).

Acting out will also be happening at 4.30pm on 20th February and 20th March.

Could you be a Governor for Tadpole Farm?
Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy is looking for School Governors (called Academy Council Members).  It's a very rewarding role which helps to shape the life of the school and provide the best possible outcome for pupils. It involves 6 evening meetings a year and a few visits into school, plus training and meeting preparation.  If you feel this is something you'd like to know more about there's some general information here and to discuss your interest further then please contact Sally.
New Area Dean for Swindon
St Andrew's Church is one of around 20 Anglican churches in Swindon Deanery.  The Deanery reaches from Highworth in the North down to Wroughton and from Purton across to Wanborough.  Swindon Deanery is one of 7 deaneries in the Bristol Diocese.  Each has an area dean who helps to coordinate the work of all the churches in the deanery, and acts as a point of contact for diocesan wide initiatives.  Sally became Area Dean of Swindon on 4th January.  You can read the "official" announcement here.
Forthcoming services and events

Wednesday 12th January
11am Coffee Prayer and Chat (church only)
Sunday 16th January
10am Morning Prayer (church and facebook live)
4.30pm Acting Out (church only)
6.30pm Evening Prayer (church only)
(according to the Book of Common Prayer)
Sunday 23rd January 
10am Holy Communion (church and facebook live)
Wednesday 26th January
11am Coffee Prayer and Chat (zoom only)
Sunday 30th January 
10am Morning Prayer (church and facebook live)
(according to the Book of Common Prayer)
Sunday 6th February
10am Children's service (church and facebook live)
6.30pm Holy Communion (church only)
(according to the Book of Common Prayer)
Wednesday 9th February
11am Coffee Prayer and Chat (church only)
Sunday 13th February
10am Holy Communion (church and facebook live)
Sunday 20th February
10am Morning Prayer (church and facebook live)
4.30pm Acting Out (church only)
6.30pm Evening Prayer (church only)
(according to the Book of Common Prayer)
Wednesday 23rd February
11am Coffee Prayer and Chat (zoom only)
Sunday 27th February
10am Holy Communion (church and facebook live)

Please remember to bring and wear your face covering when coming to church in person.
To join any facebook live service from home go to https://bit.ly/SANSfbookliveand for help with this visit https://bit.ly/SANSfbookhelp  Services streamed on facebook live are available from a few minutes before the start time and then any time afterwards. 
To join zoom events use this link: http://bit.ly/StANS or by phone dial 0208 080 6592 and enter 813 6651 6924 # when asked.

If you would like to continue giving to St Andrew's, either a one off donation or regularly, you'll find details here.
If you give by envelope you are welcome to deliver your envelopes to
8 Wicks Close SN25 1QH. 
Or use the QR code to donate by card.   
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  

 


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