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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Harvest saw the return of the parachuting bears to St. Andrew's, with teddy bear trail, teddy bears' picnic, the Pentrich Revolution Group display - not forgetting refreshments .   Very many thanks to the hardworking St. Andrew's team who assisted in the teddy/parachute production line, to our indomitable Tower Captain John who stayed at his post throughout the afternoon, lobbing bears over the top with great aplomb.  To bucketmeister Alan who supervised the bear bucket hoist, and all those who completed bear labels and certificates. For memorable photos see our Facebook page -  swanwick and pentrich c of e churches.

Remembrance Day is on 13th November - our services remembering our loved ones are set out in the schedule of services below.

We also have our "CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND GIFT MARKET" on Saturday 19th November, 11-4pm in the Swanwick School and Sports College situated on The Delves.  This is a fine mixture of stalls selling silver and costume jewellery, cards, Christmas craft, the time-honoured home-made cake stall and nearly-new book stall, and this year a selection of nearly-new Sylvanian families range and dolls house furniture.  Refreshments will be available, and our local organisations will also be represented bringing their own take on Christmas festivities.

Saturday 26th November 9.30-2.30pm is the annual Gift Day at St. Andrew's, which  will be open for refreshments and for donations to be left for the church. As it costs a minimum of £1000 per week to run the church - all of which has to be sourced from donations - it will be appreciated that every gift, large or small, is exceedingly welcome. 


October 30th - All Saints Day

Swanwick St. Andrew's:  11am Holy Communion (CW).  Pentrich St. Matthews:  9.30am Holy Communion 

November 6th - first Sunday of the month

Swanwick:  8am Holy Comunion.  11am Family Service.  4pm "Commemoration of Life" -  remembrance and thanksgiving for those who have been bereaved, recently or in the past.  

Pentrich St. Matthews:  9.30am Holy Communion:  6pm Sacred Space.

November 13th - Remembrance Day and Second before Advent

Swanwick St. Andrew's:  10.45 am, procession leaves the Centenary Centre.  10.55 short service around the War Memorial in St. Andrew's Churchyard.  11am Remembrance Service.   4pm:  Crossroads - for families.

Pentrich St. Matthews:  9.30am Holy Communion with Remembrance.

November 20th - 3rd Sunday of the month and Sunday before Advent

Swanwick St. Andrew's: 8am Holy Communion, 11am Holy Communion

Pentrich St. Matthews:  9.30am Holy Communion, 6pm Evening Prayer

November 27th - 4th Sunday of the month - Advent Sunday

Swanwick St. Andrew's:  11am Holy Communion.   4pm Crossroads - for families.

Pentrich St. Matthews - 9.30am Holy Communion.  6pm Evenng Prayer

December 4th - first Sunday of the month and the second of Advent

Swanwick St. Andrew's:  8am Holy Communion, 11am Family Service

Pentrich St. Matthew's:  9.30am Holy Communion, 6pm Sacred Space

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 are taking a                       rest: they will return  in January 2017
    Wednesdays 10.00 am              Holy Communion in the Old School House 

  • 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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