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



JUNE AND JULY 2016
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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.

Swanwick "Well Dressings"

On 21st May Swanwick's Anglican, Baptist and Methodist Churches combined forces to present the "Christians Together in Swanwick" well dressing.  Preparation of the wells took place in St. Andrew's Church, and it was thrilling to watch William Shakespeare's face emerge as the "dressing" took place.   Thanks to the Parish Council for a very happy afternoon of fun and entertainment to round off the day.

Sunday 12th June - celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday at St. Andrew's Church

Swanwick and Pentrich churches join in a United Benefice Service in St. Andrew's Church 

The 11am Communion Service  will be especially devoted to the Queen's birthday celebrations - furthermore there will be celebration cup cakes and "fizz" to follow.   Crossroads - our family event with Queen's birthday-style crafts, games, songs and stories - will also culminate with yet more celebration cup cakes and fizz. 

Concert - and Open Gardens

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. The evening event follows Swanwick Open Gardens also on 25th June, organised by the Parish Council. During the day coffee will be served in the Old School House, 22 The Green DE55 1BL, lunch at Swanwick Methodist Church and tea at Swanwick Baptist Church.  Another grand day out in Swanwick for all.  More information on the Open Gardens on Swanwick Parish Council website. 

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

26th JULY 2016

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

A NOTABLE DATE!






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