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News from St Andrew's

Livestreaming, Harvest and Prayer
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As more people are feeling comfortable returning to church (still in masks) and our Autumn programme gets underway, this Sunday (26th) will be the first time we will be using facebook live for our 10am service instead of zoom.  You'll find the details below and we hope that if you are not able to be in church in person you will still find this a helpful way to worship with us.
We'll be celebrating Harvest Festival on 3rd October with a children's service at 10am and Holy Communion at 6.30pm.  Swindon Food Collective are very clear that they need hygiene and cleaning products this year, so please read the details below carefully before going shopping.  
Also in October there'll be a weekly opportunity to say Evening Prayer together on zoom and there's another Churchyard 'plan prepare and plant' morning on Saturday 9th.  Scroll down to read more.
Looking forward to seeing you soon
Revd Sally Robertson
Joining worship from home
We realise many people have enjoyed using zoom and worshipping with us from home, over the past 18 months but we have decided now is the time to switch to facebook live streaming, which is less labour intensive and so more sustainable going forward.  It is important to us that those who cannot join us in person are still able to worship with us and facebook live means this is possible at a time convenient to you.
To join any facebook live service from home go to and for help with this visit  We will be experimenting for a few weeks, so if you have any comments please let Sally know.
Harvest Festival 3rd October
We will be celebrating Harvest Festival on 3rd October with our Children's service at 10am and Holy Communion at 6.30pm.  We are hoping that this might be the day you decide to return to St Andrew's, if you haven't been joining us over recent months as Harvest is always such a joyful occasion.  We will be serving tea, coffee and cake after the 10am service.  Please remember to wear a mask.  If you are not able to join us, we will also be livestreaming it via facebook live.
We will be collecting items for Swindon Food Collective as a sign of our thankfulness for all God has given us, and this year they are asking for hygiene and cleaning products only please.  You can also sellotape a £1 coin to any item you bring to help with their running costs, or make a donation through our contactless card machine for Food Collective.   Here's the list of what they need to help those most in need in Swindon.
Praying together
As we have done several times in the past year, we will be gathering via zoom every Wednesday at 7pm in October to pray together.  Each week we will have a short service, Bible reading and prayer inspired by a different character from the Bible.  Join us on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October on our zoom link  or enter 813 6651 6924 in the app, by phone dial 0208 080 6592 and enter 813 6651 6924 #
Saturday 9th October 'Plan Prepare and Plant'
We are encouraging members of the local community who enjoy using the churchyard to join us from 9.30am - 12.30pm on Saturday 9th October to hear their ideas for how we can make our space even more of an asset for the local community.  There'll be a chance to share ideas for the future, clear up areas of the churchyard which are in need of attention and plant in readiness for the Spring.  Please come along, bring your neighbours and your own tools, but refreshments will be provided.
Living in Love and Faith
Living in Love and Faith sets out to inspire people to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with one another.  It tackles the tough questions and the divisions among Christians about what it means to be holy in a society in which understandings and practices of gender, sexuality and marriage continue to change.  It is not to late to sign up for the 6 week discussion courses running in Swindon this Autumn. Please visit for more details of what you can expect if you take part in a course and how to sign up.
Services and events in September and October
10am Sunday 26th September Holy Communion (church and facebook live)
11am Wednesday 29th September Coffee, prayer and chat (zoom)
Sunday 3rd October Harvest Festival
Please bring donations of toiletries and cleaning products for Swindon Food Collective
10am Children’s Service (church and facebook live)
6.30pm Holy Communion (church)
7pm Wednesday 6th October Evening Prayer (zoom)
9.30-12.30 Saturday 9th October Plan, prepare and plant (churchyard)
10am Sunday 10th October Holy Communion (church and facebook live)
11am Wednesday 13th October Coffee prayer and chat (church)
7pm Wednesday 13th October Evening Prayer (zoom)
10am Sunday 17th October Morning Prayer (church and facebook live)
7pm Wednesday 20th October Evening Prayer (zoom)
10am Sunday 24th October Holy Communion (church and facebook live)
11am Wednesday 27th October Coffee, prayer and chat (zoom)
7pm Wednesday 27th October Evening Prayer (zoom)
10am Sunday 31st October Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer) (church and facebook live)
6.30pm 31st October Community Memorial Service (church and facebook live)
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.   
To read all St Andrew's current news visit our website
St Andrew's Church is a Church of England church in the Diocese of Bristol, serving the people of Ashbrake, Blunsdon St Andrew, Oakhurst, Redhouse, St Andrew's Ridge and Tadpole Garden Village. 
We are situated on Tadpole Lane between Blunsdon Abbey Park and Lyall Close, postcode SN25 2DW.
Please see
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