Signs of the Times

A few years ago, the twin parish of St Peter Penhill and St Philip Lower Stratton were combined into one single parish. They were under the care of Red Carol Stone. Since her death they have been without a vicar…. Read more

A Culture of Invitation

We like to think of our churches as welcoming. Michael Harvey, an expert on church growth, asks, “How welcoming can we be if we don’t take our welcome outside with the gift of an invitation?” The diocese is organising a… Read more


There is a confirmation at North Swindon on Sunday 10th September. This is just after the summer holidays. In order to prepare candidates for that event, we would like to know by the end of June the number of adults… Read more

Welcome Pack

The Welcome Pack has not been available for the last few weeks. This was originally due to a problem with our PC accessing the file. That has now been sorted, but we have taken the opportunity to bring it up… Read more

Thy Kingdom Come Praying with Bible

Thy Kingdom Come

Last week we gave everyone in church a present. If you missed it, you can pick yours up this week. It is all part of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Global Prayer Initiative called “Thy Kingdom Come.” He is asking individuals… Read more

Christmas is Coming!!

Well – it pays to be organised! For many years Sharon, Mary and Carol have organised the Senior’s Christmas Lunch, with the aid of a large number of helpers on the day. It takes place in the Haydon Centre, and… Read more

Giving Blood

You can give blood in the Church of Christ the Servant Abbey Meads on Monday 29th May from 10.30 am -3pm. The service is urgently seeking new donors in this area. The pressure of life makes in increasingly hard to… Read more

Willows Counselling

Each year divide our giving into seven slices. Technically that means four big slices and four half slices. Willows is already included as one of the four half slices. There is a lot going on. Willows is currently engaged in… Read more

Election Updates

How can I be better informed? Details are coming in of hustings event at St Barnabas Church on Friday 2nd June which is being organised by Revd Steve Henderson, chaplain at GWH. At the equivalent meeting for South Swindon, doors… Read more

Thy Kingdom Come

The Archbishop of Canterbury is encouraging Christians of all denominations to #Pledge2Pray as part of a global prayer movement called Thy Kingdom Come. In a video we shall see on Sunday, the Archbishop talks about his faith, why he’s a… Read more

Craft Club

The St John’s Craft Club is going strong with some serious knitting and crocheting being done on Wednesdays. This is a chance to chat and be creative. But the Sanyu Babies Home will also benefit from blankets made. Ugandans love… Read more