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News from St Andrew's

Our news comes in two forms - Parish News, our online parish magazine and the email newsletter. The latest newsletter from 25 May is below:  you can subscribe here and see past issues here.

The Parish News is available from the links alongside.

The next couple of weeks are set to be busy and exciting, so please read on to see how you can be involved in our Platinum Jubilee and Pentecost Celebrations and, before that, join in with praying 'Thy Kingdom Come'.  It all starts this Thursday with Communion for Ascension Day at 7.30pm. All our regular services and events for May and June are listed below too, together with the report from our Annual Church meeting.
Hoping to see you soon, so please remember to let us know if you are coming to our Jubilee lunch.
God bless
Sally
Revd Sally Robertson
07588594410
Sunday 5th June
Celebrating the Jubilee and Pentecost

Please come along to St Andrew's on 5th June to give thanks for the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth's reign and then to share lunch and games together.  This is an event for the whole community, so please invite your neighbours and friends too.  We will also be planting a tree as part of the Queen's green canopy.  The Thanksgiving service at 11am will include activities for Children and there will be games available over lunch too.

Please note the service will start at the later time of 11am.

For catering purposes, please let secretary@nschurch.org.uk know by 27 May at the latest if you are coming to or staying for lunch.

If you would like to provide some food for the lunch please let Susan Jennings know what you would like to bring from the list on the right or contact her if you have any questions.  Homemade or shop bought is fine except where marked * which should be homemade please.

  • meat sausage rolls
  • vegetarian sausage rolls
  • meat mini quiches
  • vegetarian mini quiches
  • coronation chicken rolls/sandwiches
  • egg and cress rolls/sandwiches
  • ham rolls/sandwiches
  • crisps/twiglets
  • soft drinks e.g. orange juice and lemonade
  • Victoria sponge cake *
  • cheese scones *
  • plain scones *

5th June is also the day that the church remembers the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, so we will be celebrating this important festival with a service of Holy Communion at 6.30pm.

Thy Kingdom Come
Join the Global wave of prayer 26th May - 5th June 

For several years now Christians across the world have focussed on praying together between Ascension Day and Pentecost and I am keen for you to join in on your own, with  St Andrew's or with Christians across Swindon.
With Christians from other churches in North Swindon, we will be hosting a prayer space for shoppers to share their concerns for themselves or the world on Monday 30th May

11-1pm Milgrove Street, Redhouse (Opposite Tesco)
2-4pm William Morris Way Tadpole Garden Village (outside Sainsbury's)

You can find out how to join in other events on zoom or at different venues across Swindon here.

With St Andrew's, we will be holding Holy Communion for Ascension Day in church and on facebook live at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th May, then each Thursday in June (2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd) there will be a service of prayer and reflection on zoom at 7pm.  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.  
St Andrew's will be open for prayer from 2-4pm on Saturday 4th June.

On your own, you will find prayer resources which you can download and details of the app (available from your favourite app store) at the
Thy Kingdom Come website
 

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

At our APCM on Sunday 15th May we re-elected Brian Clegg as Church Warden and this year he is joined by Helen Allen. 

We also welcomed Paul Zukiewicz onto our Parochial Church Council.  We are very grateful to them and to all the existing PCC members for being willing to take part in leading St Andrew's in the coming year.
You can find the annual report that we reviewed at the meeting here.

Forthcoming services and events
All in church and on facebook live unless otherwise stated.
Wednesday 25th May
Coffee Prayer and Chat (church only)
Thursday 26th May
7.30pm Holy Communion for Ascension Day
Sunday 29th May
10am Morning Prayer (according to the Book of Common Prayer)
Monday 30th May
11-1pm Prayer space on Millgrove Street (in person only)
2-4pm Prayer space on William Morris Way (in person only)
Thursday 2nd June
7pm Service of Prayer: Thy Kingdom Come (zoom only)
Sunday 5th June
11am Service of Thanksgiving for reign of Queen Elizabeth II
followed by lunch
6.30pm Holy Communion for Pentecost (church only)
Wednesday 8th June
11am Coffee, Prayer and Chat (Church only)
Thursday 9th June
Thursday 9th June
7pm Service of Prayer: Thy Kingdom Come (zoom only)
Sunday 12th June 
10am Holy Communion
4pm Deanery Confirmation Service at St Barnabas, Gorse Hill
Thursday 16th June
7pm Service of Prayer: Thy Kingdom Come (zoom only)
Saturday 18th June
Acting Out: Litter Picking 11am (in person only)
Sunday 19th June
10am Morning Prayer
6.30pm Evening Prayer
Wednesday 22nd June
11am Coffee, Prayer and Chat (Church only)
Thursday 23rd June
7pm Service of Prayer: Thy Kingdom Come (zoom only)
Sunday 26th June
10am Holy Communion
Sunday 3rd July
10am Children's Service
6.30pm Holy Communion (in church only)
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.
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