The Benefice of Swanwick and Pentrich
St Andrew's and St Matthew's


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Parachuting bears are back in Swanwick on 2nd October, when brave bears will descend from the tower as part of St. Andrew’s church’s harvest festival celebrations. Children are invited to bring along bears up to 50cm high and for £2 per jump each bear will be fitted with a harness and parachute befor e being winched to the top of the tower.  The Pentrich Revolution Exhibition is also featured inside the church, where there are harvest displays, refreshments and a Teddy Bear Trail. Parachuting is between 2 and 4pm, bear Registration is  from 1.30 pm, the church is open from 1.30 to 4pm. For information call 01773 605291.  


  Swanwick and Pentrich church members were privileged to meet Sharon Wilcox in person on 4th September. Sharon is a CMS mission partner working in Ecuador, connected to a local church community in Santo Domingo.  Sharon's calm and dignified presence left a great impression, her stated call and role are "to show God's love in action to people with learning disabilities" and "to teach life skills that enable people to become independent valued members of their community".  The results that Sharon spoke about and demonstrated were incredibly moving.  A very wonderful lady, who faithfully carries on with her calling and uses her God-given skills to the utmost and our privilege indeed to have met Sharon.  We will continue to give our support as Sharon returns to Ecuador in October for a further 3 years' commitment. 

The Shoebox appeal was launched on 11th September - Swanwick's three churches work together every year to produce shoeboxes for children who receive little - or no - presents at Christmas time.   We're hoping for a record year in 2016.                                                                            

Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th SEPTEMBER (4th SUNDAY): HARVEST WEEKEND AT PENTRICH  11am: Joint Harvest Festival Service at St. Matthews Pentrich for both Swanwick and Pentrich congregations.  NO 11am SERVICE AT SWANWICK:    

      St. Andrew's Swanwick 4pm:  Crossroads family activity and worship


St. Andrew's:  8am Holy Communion:  11am Joint Harvest Festival Service at St. Andrew's Swanwick for both Swanwick and Pentrich congregations.  NO 9.30am SERVICE AT PENTRICH

2-4pm PARACHUTING TEDDIES FROM SWANWICK CHURCH TOWER:  registration from 1.30 pm: £2 per jump, parachute provided.  Bring your own teddy or rent-a-teddy available.  Refreshments - Teddy Bear Trail - Harvest displays and the PENTRICH REVOLUTION EXHIBITION.  

Pentrich:  6pm Sacred Space (no 9.30am SERVICE AT PENTRICH)                             

Alternatively visit 'Services' for more detail

Service times
  • St Andrew's, Swanwick

    Sundays 11.00 am CW Communion
    First Sunday Family Worship
    1st & 3rd Sunday 8.00 am      BCP Communion
    2nd & 4th Sundays 4.00 pm    Crossroads 
    3rd Sunday 9.45 am               Early Birds
    Wednesdays 10.00 am              Holy Communion

  • St Matthew's, Pentrich

    Sunday 9.30 am     Holy Communion
    Sunday 6.00 pm     Sacred Space - 1st Sunday
                                  Evening Prayer - 3rd Sunday

Our Key Priorities are:
To worship God
To grow in faith
To serve the people in our community
To live and share the love of Jesus

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