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.
If there’s anything you can’t find here or any further information you need please
contact us.

Our Events page has  information about future concerts, special services - and of course parachuting bears!  

More information about our services for families and children can be found on our "for children" page. 

Now that autumn is on us, St. Matthew's Church Pentrich is no longer open during the daytime, but will re-start next Spring.  The date will be on the website nearer to the time. 

October Services - St. Andrew's Swanwick and St. Matthew's Pentrich

What a wonderful day we had on 8th October -  Tower Captain John Sterland lobbed 160 bears from the tower roof, all parachutes opened successfully, no casualties other than a couple of near-misses by bears who somehow navigated into the VERY tall trees in the Swanwick Hall School woodland or were caught on the clock, also quite a few headed for the kitchen roof where the Revd Aron stood in readiness with over the ladder.   Grateful thanks to the many participants especially to Tower Captain John, to the bear rescuing party, to photographer Steven and as always, the very special Team St. Andrew's. 

WE HAVE A SPECIAL CONCERT COMING UP ON 25th NOVEMBER, 7.30 pm in St. Andrew's Church

This is a joint concert by the Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir and Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir. The proceeds from this concert will be divided between the two choirs, St. Andrew's Church and the charity "CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE".  St. Andrew's Church has a long relationship with the Pinxton and East Derbyshire Link of the charity, information and contact details can be found on  Tickets are £6 if purchased in advance, £6.50 on the door.  Please contact us via the website for further information.  

15th October

Swanwick:  8am Holy Communion (BCP).  9.45 EARLY BIRDS for very young children and their families  - this week the Very Scary Storm !!    11am Holy Communion.

Pentrich:  9.30am Holy Communion.  6pm Evening Prayer.

22nd October

Swanwick: 11am Holy Communion.   4-5 pm CROSSROADS for all the family. 

Pentrich: 9.30am Holy Communion

29th October

Swanwick:  11am Swanwick and Pentrich and the Swanwick Mothers' Union join together in a service of Holy Communion on Bible Sunday. 

Pentrich:  no services at Pentrich.

5th November

Swanwick:  8am Holy Communion (BCP):  11am "All Together" Service. 4pm "Commemoration of Life" - a special occasion where we invite people to commemorate the lives of  lost loved ones. 

Pentrich:  9.30 am Holy Communion.   6pm Sacred Space

12th November: 

Swanwick:  11am Service of Remembrance.  4pm:  Crossroads, with the topic "Remembrance"

Pentrich:  9.30am Service of Remembrance. 

19th November

Swanwick:  8am Holy Communion (BCP):  9.45am "Early Birds" - a question - where is the sheep? (just the 1).  11am Holy Communion. 

Pentrich:  9.30am Holy Communion.  6pm Evening Prayer

26th November

Swanwick:  11am Holy Communion.  4pm Crossroads.

Pentrich:  9.30am Holy Communion 



Alternatively visit 'Services' for more detail

Service times
  • St Andrew's, Swanwick

    Sundays 11.00 am CW Communion
    First Sunday "All Together" worship
    1st & 3rd Sunday 8.00 am      BCP Communion
    2nd & 4th Sundays 4.00 pm    "Crossroads" Craft based worship for all
    3rd Sunday 9.45 am               "Early Birds", story and song for the very young

    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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