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



FEBRUARY 2017
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Pentrich St. Matthew's hold their annual Snowdrop Tea on Shrove Tuesday, 28th February, 3pm in Pentrich Village Hall. 

Swanwick churches  - "Christians Together in Swanwick" - now join Valley CIDS at the Salt Pot on The Green for "first Monday" prayers, 3.30-7 pm.

Services both St. Andrew's and St. Matthew's for February are now displayed on the Home Page.

Swanwick St. Andrew's:  "EARLY BIRDS" are back, this is a thirty-minute slot with story and song for the very young, lasting  for half an hour from 9.45 am.  . Next "Early Birds" - Sunday 19th February, Sunday 19th March and a very special Early Birds on Easter Day, Sunday 16th April. 

On 11th February 2017 we have our Lunchtime Organ Recital from 12 to 2 pm.  Martyn Noble returns to Swanwick once more with a programme ranging from familiar music from the classical organ repertoire to themes from films and shows.  Tickets are £5 including light buffet (eat while you listen) and are available at the door or in advance by calling 01773 605291 or 541458.

We have a special event on 1st March.  9th June 2017 is the 200th Anniversary of the Pentrich Revolution and there will be many events around the immediate area leading up to the re-enactment on 10th June.  On 1st March we have an evening of talk and discussion at the Old School House, starting at 7.30pm on "Swanwick - our Role in the Revolution".  Michael Parkin will present the evening: Michael is a member of the Pentrich & South Wingfield Revolution Group and also chairman of Pentrich Historical Society. The event is hosted by Swanwick's Anglican, Methodist and Baptist Churches and the Old School House Trust.  Admission is free - there will also  be an opportunity to see the Revolution Exhibition, which will be on tour during the months leading up to the re-enactment.

The next concert at St. Andrew's will be the annual "Last Night of the Proms" brass band and organ concert on 24th June.. 







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