Big Church Day Out 26-27 May

Message from Good News 4 Swindon Good News For Swindon invites you to the Big Church Day Out 2018. Top Christian artists and bands such as Matt Redman, Kari Jobe, Housefires, Guvna B, LZ7 will be there. What is the… Read more


Bishop Lee will be coming to St John’s on Thursday, 21st June, to conduct a service of confirmation. Confirmation is an act of commitment during which someone personally affirms the vows made over them by parents and godparents at their… Read more

Renewal of Giving

Thank you to all who have already responded to the Renewal of Giving. If you haven’t yet sent your Promise Card back to Andrew, he will be grateful to receive your response by next Sunday, 4th March. Please pray about… Read more

Swindon Resourcing Church (Part Two)

Since last week’s announcement about the Resourcing Church coming to Swindon, (see last week’s bulletin) people have been asking questions like, “Does Swindon really need another church?”. “Why is Holy Trinity Brompton interested in coming here?” “Is this not just… Read more

The final total!

The Jar of Grace 2017 appeal has now closed! The final total was £4,336 (including Gift-Aid tax refunds) from 82 Jars/Donations, a magnificent increase of £805 compared with £3,531 from 73 Jars/Donations last year. The 2018 Jar of Grace appeal… Read more

Renewal of Giving

If you have not yet received a Renewal of Giving 2018 pack, please speak to Raymond or Sharon and they will make sure you get one. Thank you to those who have already responded. If you haven’t yet sent your… Read more

Two Job Vacancies

The Bible Society are looking for a Programme Office Administrator. Location: Swindon/Bristol UK Salary: £21,400 – 24,700 Full-time: 37.5 hours per week. Cirencester Ashcroft Church (Methodist / URC) is looking to appoint a layworker in the near future. If you… Read more

An Ecclesiastical Give-away

To celebrate its 130th Anniversary of insuring Anglican churches, the Ecclesiastical (who insure our church at St. John’s) is offering to donate £130 to our church each time a new home insurance policy is taken out by someone in our… Read more

Something Big for Swindon

‘Resourcing’ Churches? Over recent years, across the country, a new type of church has begun to be planted as part of the Church of England’s mission to this nation. These churches, often, but not exclusively, planted in large towns and… Read more

The Communion Table

PCC took note of the votes cast by church members in our recent poll on this subject. There was a clear majority in favour of retaining the new table / baptistery. So that is what PCC agreed to do. A… Read more

Gift from St Francis School

We are delighted to say that St Francis school has raised no less than £500 for the school we have built in Bwaziba. This was in response to a particular need. Bwaziba is facing a pressing issue but because of… Read more

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Its official name is “Day of Ashes,” so called because of the practice of rubbing ashes on one’s forehead in the sign of a cross. Since it is exactly 40 days (excluding… Read more