From The APCM on Monday

Churchwarden Our previous Annual Meeting was actually six months ago. It had been delayed because of the coronavirus. We hoped it would be the last one under Covid restrictions. Sadly—not quite yet! We began by electing our churchwardens. Unfortunately, for… Read more

All Change at the Diocese

Oliver Home has done an outstanding job as Diocesan Secretary. That is the C of E’s way of describing the top job done by a lay person at Hillside House. It is a post of huge responsibility. Oliver will be… Read more

Big Thank You!

We elected four people to the PCC this year. Tom was appointed for a single year. We are delighted to welcome back Tony. We also saw Charmain and Ali coming on PCC for the first time. We thank Alan and… Read more

Boot Camp

A few weeks ago, I told the story of a young Christian man doing his National Service back in the fifties. It had been told to me by a GP who led a Christian group when I was at school…. Read more

A Fruitful Partnership

St Francis School are very enthusiastic partners with us, sharing our passion for Uganda. I received another generous gift from them this week. The children raised no less than £704 for Uganda over the last few weeks and have entrusted… Read more

Nurses Past and Present

The irrepressible June was on TV this week. The residents of Orchid Care Home were shown on the local news celebrating Nurses Week 2021 by serving lunch to the staff. June was herself a nurse, a long time ago, and… Read more

Confirmation This Sunday Afternoon

Tony, Grace and Ali will all be confirmed by Bishop Lee this afternoon at a Deanery Confirmation Service in Pattern Church at 4:30pm. Preparation has had to take place on Zoom and all the usual social distancing will apply at the… Read more

New Verger in Place

Thanks to Bernadette for being willing to act as verger at the 9am. Bernadette is a relatively new member. She is a Swindonian who has spent a large part of her life in the United Sates. Having returned to Swindon… Read more