The Red Mist

Everybody has to deal with anger from time to time. But what’s the best way to handle it? Many times, anger is the way in which we express our dissatisfaction with life. And sometimes we do that in such a… Read more


At the APCM on Monday we looked at an innovative approach to full immersion baptism. It is possible to buy a baptism pool in which three adults can comfortably stand, but which transforms itself into an elegant communion table. Andrew,… Read more

A New Step for Foodbank

Sending a cheque to Foodbank from the PCC every year is definitely a good thing to do. I churches in Swindon stopped doing that, Foodbank would struggle to survive. But in addition to financial support as a church, a number… Read more


What do those letters stand for? They stand for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Who comes to it? Anyone who is on the church electoral roll may both attend and vote at the meeting. Do we have to have one?… Read more

New Homegroup Material

Phil Cooke writes: “What Christians need right now is confidence. In societies that stridently question the teaching of the Bible, Christians have lost heart. We are cowed into fearful silence. Christians can be confident that our faith stands on solid… Read more

Craft Club Update

We continue to meet every Wednesday 1-3pm to share craft projects, tea and coffee in the church room. If you know someone local (whether attending St John’s or not) who would enjoy this social and craft time, please invite them… Read more


The APCM will take place on Monday, 24th April. That is the first Monday after the Easter holidays. We will be able to bring you the latest news about the parish boundaries and what that might involve. It is also… Read more

Swindon Foodbank

Last Friday we had a conversation with Swindon Foodbank. They are keen to establish a new distribution centre in the North of Swindon and were wondering whether we felt able to fulfill that role. Once we had established that storage… Read more