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


   Welcome!    

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.

All Age Worship 1st Sunday of the month 11.00am
  Crossroads 2nd and 4th Sundays @ 4.00pm
Early Birds 3rd Sunday @ 9.45 am

 


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 was able to proceed with essential high level repairs to external pointing and associated works. For six weeks during autumn 2015 the church was under repair and the clock chimes  ceased  in order to protect those working close to the bells. The church remained open for services as usual during this time - even to the extent of parachuting teddy bears from the church tower during a weekend of harvest celebrations.

Our Vacancy

An announcement from the office of the Bishop of Derby.

The Revd Aron Simpson, Assistant Curate of Bakewell, Ashford in the Water with Sheldon and Rowsley, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Vicar of Swanwick and Pentrich in the same diocese.  Mr. Simpson will be instituted on Tuesday 26th July at 7.30 pm at St. Andrew's Swanwick by the Bishop of Derby and inducted by the Revd Karen Padley, Area Dean, South-East Derbyshire Deanery

We are delighted to receive this news, and continue to pray for continued guidance as we near the end of this journey.

  Our Prayer for the Vacancy

Living and loving God, thank you for the hope, the love, the joy and the peace with which you enrich our lives.  We rejoice in that knowledge; help us to share it with others.  

We pray for the continued guidance of your Holy Spirit as we journey through the vacancy period.    Help us all to play our part during this time so that we may be bound together as a community of your people looking forward in faith.  

Open our eyes and our hearts to your continuing purpose for us at St. Matthew's and St. Andrew's and inspire us and the one you are calling to serve you fully, to the glory of your name.  

Through Jesus Christ our Lord - Amen

SO MUCH IS GOING ON IN ST. ANDREW'S AND ST. MATTHEW'S - PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT OUR "EVENTS" PAGE FOR DETAILS, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES "CHRISTIANS TOGETHER IN SWANWICK" EVENTS 

SEE BELOW FOR ALL OUR SERVICE TIMES 

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
Tuesday 8th June:  Proverbs 10:7
7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings,but the name of the wicked will rot.

 

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