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


MAY, JUNE, JULY 2016


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"Dementia Friends"

The "Dementia Friends" information evening under the auspices of Christians Together in Swanwick - our Methodist, Baptist and Anglican churches - was very well attended and helpful.  Ronda Sims gave a gentle reminder of how the many different forms of dementia can affect a person's life - or not - and how it can be possible to live a full and active life for many years.  There was ample proof that we all present had different perceptions.   We can thoroughly recommend this session to other groups.

Special Crossroads for Pentecost

On Sunday 15th May an additional Pentecost Crossroads service took place, with many families joining in to make doves ...this was a joyous afternoon of fun and praise.  Have a look at the video clip on our Facebook page to see praise in action.    

Swanwick "Well Dressings"

Swanwick's Anglican, Baptist and Methodist Churches will combine forces to present the "Christians Together in Swanwick" well dressing at the celebrations on 21st May.   There will be a ceremony to mark the occasion at 12 o'clock at the Well, Broadway.  Full details are on the Swanwick Parish Council website.  Preparation of the wells will take place in St. Andrew's Church during the week beginning 16th May - contact us via our website for details. 

Concert

Our Next Musical Event is the "Last Night of the Proms"  concert in St. Andrew's Church on Saturday 25th June 2016, 7 for 7.30 pm.  Performing will be the Championship Section Blidworth Welfare Band and nationally renowned organist Keith Hearnshaw, with the traditional contribution from the audience. 

Please contact us  for further information - and watch this site. 

 For more information to see what is on in your area have a look at these websites. 

www.organrecitals.com    www.ambervalley.info    www.artsderbyshire.org.uk,    www.wherecanwego.com

SWANWICK OPEN GARDENS - 25th JUNE 2016

Swanwick's three churches will also help at the Open Gardens by offering refreshments - coffee at St. Andrew's church - lunch at Swanwick Methodist Church and tea at Swanwick Baptist Church.   Full details of the "Open Gardens" can be found on the Swanwick Parish Council Website.

26th JULY 2016

INSTITUTION AND INDUCTION OF THE REVD ARON SIMPSON AS VICAR OF SWANWICK AND PENTRICH.

A NOTABLE DATE!






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