Remembrance Sunday 8th November

A message from Brian Kirkland.

Hi everyone. As you know, public worship has been suspended during lockdown. However, during the last 75 years the fallen of this village have been remembered in St. Andrew’s every year . And we see no reason to change this now. With this in mind we are going live stream a short service of remembrance  from St Andrew’s at 10.55 am on Sunday 8th November.

It will be live streamed on Facebook Swanwick and Pentrich Churches There will be no congregation present. Anyone wishing to lay a wreath, poppies, or other memorial at the war memorial will be very welcome to do so informally at any time during the next week

Hope to see you virtually

With all best wishes

Brian, 5th November 2020

4th November 2020, Remembrance Sunday

Sadly there will be no service in church this year, or parade, or gathering around the War Memorial. It would be impossible to keep to the present rules on social distancing as so many always come to pay their respects and honour those who served and continue to serve our country. On a positive note, there will be display boards in the church grounds on which you can include your personal messages – the boards will be out for 10 days from 4th November. Do feel free to lay a wreath, plant a cross or leave a poppy or stone around the war memorial at any time during the next two weeks

As many are aware, the collection made in church on Remembrance Sunday goes to the British Legion. This is always a substantial amount, Swanwick people do us proud and the money is still desperately needed by the British Legion as they strive to help present and past members of HM Forces and their families. Please can we ask that you seriously consider donating online to the British Legion or any charity supporting our servicemen and women today.

Keep safe everyone until we are all together again.

St. Andrew’s Church 4th November 2020

17th October 2020.  Many of our friends have asked what’s happening on Remembrance Sunday – 8th November.  Covid permitting we plan to have a service in church at 11 o’clock though to comply with social distancing we can only accommodate a small number of people. There won’t be a service around the War Memorial, but should anyone wish  to leave a wreath or plant a poppy without ceremony beforehand this would be most welcome.

A message from our Wardens regarding the Covid situation at 17th October. “We coped with this last time and we’re sure that we can do so again, once we put our minds to it. There are a few simple facts that we must not forget: we are all in this together: if you’re feeling low then just pick up the phone and talk to someone. We all feel much better after a natter. Our services at church will continue for as long as we can. And this is the MOST important fact: we are not alone. The Lord sent the Holy Spirit to walk alongside us, to carry us if necessary and He is always there. Sometimes we feel that we mustn’t show how weak we are and ask for help. We can all be bad at that, but remember “our God is a great big God and he holds us in his hand” (this is a favourite hymn from our Crossroads family worship). Love to you all and remember – we are all church”

9th October 2020.  Many people have asked what’s happening at St. Andrew’s Church.  Throughout the various stages of lockdown since March and despite being constrained by social distancing, we’ve provided when possible opportunities for private prayer – and from this autumn – monthly services of Holy Communion.  On Sunday 11th October there will be a family service at 11 o’clock, at the same time we’ll provide the latest information on future services.  As the need for social distancing limits the numbers we’re permitted within the building, those wishing to attend are requested, please, to call Anne Veale on 01773 603524 to ensure a place.

5th July 2020.  Although it is now permitted, St Andrews and St Matthews are not open for worship yet. So we will keep going virtually until that happy day arrives.

19th June 2020.  A message from our churchwardens.

The government has said that churches can now re-open for private prayer.

You can appreciate that it is not as simple as just opening the door.

We need to keep people safe and are working towards this.  We will keep you informed when we are able to open.

For  Safeguarding please go to https://derby.anglican.org/en/safeguarding.html

CORONAVIRUS

19th March 2020.  We regret to announce that there will be no public worship in St. Andrew’s Church Swanwick and St. Matthew’s Church Pentrich with immediate effect and until further notice.  The Wednesday morning service of communion at the Old School House Swanwick will also not take place.  As soon as restrictions are lifted we will announce the resumption of services.   Please call churchwarden Anne Veale on 01773 603524 if you have any worries or queries.   Keep safe everyone, you are all in our prayers.

The Vicar is currently on leave of absence so please for the time being call the administration office on 01773 541458 and leave your name, contact number and details of your request.   Call-backs will be arranged as quickly as possible – the office is  also manned on Monday and Thursday mornings.  Effective 16th December 2019 and until further notice, we have new contact details for wedding enquiries, bookings, information – everything to do with weddings.  Please go to our contact page for full information.  

Services in St. Andrew’s Church Swanwick and St. Matthew’s Church Pentrich,  March 2020

Sunday 1st March – Swanwick, 8am Holy Communion, 11am “All Together” service, Pentrich, 9.30am Holy Communion, 6pm Sacred Space.

Monday 2nd March – 9.20-10am Tea and Toast with story and song, for toddlers and their parents/carers

Sunday 8th March:  Pentrich 9.30am Holy Communion.  Swanwick  11am Holy Communion, then 4pm “Crossroads” with families in mind – this week it’s all about Ruth and Naomi

Sunday 15th March:   Swanwick 8am and 11am Holy Communion: Pentrich 9.30 am Holy Communion.

Sunday  22nd March: Swanwick 11am Holy Communion: 4pm Crossroads with families in mind, this week “Mum’s the Word”   Pentrich 9.30am Holy Communion.

Sunday 29th March: 11am Service of Holy Communion in St. Andrew’s Swanwick, with Swanwick and Pentrich churches worshipping together.  No service in Pentrich on 29th March.

Monday 30th March – 9.20-10am Tea and Toast with story and song, for toddlers and their parents/carers.

 

PLEASE NOTE – ON SUNDAY 16TH FEBRUARY THERE WILL BE NO 8am SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION.

The 11am service will take place as usual.

Many thanks to all those who attended the Lunchtime Organ Recital on 8th February.  Martyn Noble’s very varied programme was enjoyed by all, and his playing goes from strength to strength.  Martyn is back next year – February 13th in St. Andrew’s Church.  Our next musical offering in St. Andrew’s is on Saturday 27th June – the “Last Night of the Proms” brass band and organ concert.  Not to be missed!  Please contact us via the website if you would like a reminder by email.   But before then we have the Snowdrop Tea in Pentrich to look forward to on 15th February

Tuesday February 25th – St. Matthew’s Church present their annual Snowdrop Tea in Pentrich Village Hall, 3pm to 5pm, £6.00

Services in St. Andrew’s Church Swanwick and St. Matthew’s Church Pentrich,  February 2020

Sunday 2nd February – Swanwick, 8am Holy Communion, 11am “All Together” service, Pentrich, 9.30am Holy Communion, 6pm Sacred Space.

Sunday 9th February: Pentrich 9.30am Holy Communion.  Swanwick  11am Holy Communion, then 4pm “Crossroads” with families in mind – this week the theme is “Being Chosen”

Sunday 16th February:  Swanwick 8am and 11am Holy Communion: Pentrich 9.30 am Holy Communion.

Sunday  23rd February: Swanwick 11am Holy Communion: 4pm Crossroads with families in mind – “Pancake Party!”   Pentrich 9.30am Holy Communion.

Tuesday February 25th – St. Matthew’s Church present their annual Snowdrop Tea in Pentrich Village Hall, 3pm to 5pm, £6.00

Wednesday February 26th in the Old School House, 22 The Green, Swanwick – 10am Ash Wednesday Service of Holy Communion

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.

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