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


We are a community whose aim is to share the good news of Jesus’ love for all people through worship, Bible study, prayer, friendship, fellowship and fun.
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All Age Worship 1st Sunday of the month 11.00am
  Crossroads 2nd and 4th Sundays @ 4.00pm
Early Birds 3rd Sunday @ 9.45 am


Parachuting Bears and National Grant for Swanwick Church

Thanks to a £5000 grant from the National Churches trust, powerful support from church members and the community and a steeplejack willing to work whilst hanging from the tower in a bosun's chair, Swanwick's St. Andrew's Church can now proceed with essential high level repairs to external pointing and associated works. From 21st September for six weeks the church will be under repair and the clock chimes will cease in order to protect those working close to the bells. The church will be open for services as usual whilst work is in progress.

Parachuting teddy bears will add their support during two days of harvest celebrations. On Saturday 3rd October the church opens from 10am to 4pm for visitors to view the harvest decorations and teddy bear trail whilst being sustained with all-day refreshments. From 7pm community choir Amber Valley Voices perform with the Matlock Dale Woodwind Quintet. Concert tickets are £5 including refreshments, available on the door or in advance.

On Sunday 4th October brave teddy bears parachute from the church tower from 2-4 pm whilst the church is open for visitors, with teddy trail and refreshments available. 

See Facebook Swanwick and Pentrich C of E Churches or call 01773 605291

The National Churches Trust supports churches across the United Kingdom and since 1953 has helped 12,000 places of worship stay open. For more information visit

Our Prayer for the Vacancy

Gracious and loving God, the same yesterday, today and forever.
During this time of change, help us to be united in love,
Help us to grow in faith,
Give us vision, energy and a prayerful heart
to carry out your purposes for us in our community:
Living and sharing the love of Jesus.
Thank you for Carole and Roger’s ministry and we pray that
you blessing will be with them and their family.
Touch the heart of the one you want to lead our continuing ministry
Here at St. Andrew’s and St Matthew’s.
In Jesus’ name

Service times
  • St Andrew's, Swanwick

    Sundays 11.00 am                   Morning worship
    1st & 3rd Sunday 8.00 am      BCP Communion
    2nd & 4th Sundays 4.00 pm    Crossroads (from Sept)
    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

Today's Bible Verse

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