The Benefice of Swanwick and Pentrich
St Andrew's and St Matthew's


   Welcome!    

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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All Age Worship 1st Sunday of the month 11.00am
  Crossroads 2nd and 4th Sundays @ 4.00pm
Early Birds 3rd Sunday @ 9.45 am

 


Our Vacancy

An announcement from the office of the Bishop of Derby.

The Revd Aron Simpson, Assistant Curate of Bakewell, Ashford in the Water with Sheldon and Rowsley, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Vicar of Swanwick and Pentrich in the same diocese.  Mr. Simpson will be instituted on Tuesday 26th July at 7.30 pm at St. Andrew's Swanwick by the Bishop of Derby and inducted by the Revd Karen Padley, Area Dean, South-East Derbyshire Deanery

We are delighted to receive this news, and continue to pray for continued guidance as we near the end of this journey.

The Revd Aron Simpson's first service with us will be the United Benefice Service of Holy Communion on Sunday 31st July at 9.30 am in St. Matthew's Church, Pentrich.   All will be welcome to join us in this beautiful old church. 

A Prayer for our New Vicar and his Family

Living and Loving God, for the constancy of your love and your faithfulness, we give you  thanks and praise. 

Thank you for bringing us to a new chapter in the life of St Andrew's and St Matthew's and for giving us strength on our journey through the Vacancy. Open our eyes to your continuing purpose and renewing power.    

We pray especially for Aron, Bella and their children as they make preparations to join us. Bless and guide them in all the practical  tasks and be very close to them, we pray, as they leave the people and school friends they have come to know and love in the parishes they have served. Help us to give them a loving and supporting welcome. We pray that you will richly bless Aron in his ministry with us. Loving Lord, be a blessing to us all. Lead us in the way of love and peace so that we, in turn, may be a blessing to others.  

By your grace help us to know you better, to love you more fully and to serve you more completely. Through our Lord Jesus Christ  

SO MUCH IS GOING ON IN ST. ANDREW'S AND ST. MATTHEW'S - PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT OUR "EVENTS" PAGE FOR DETAILS, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES "CHRISTIANS TOGETHER IN SWANWICK" EVENTS 

SERVICES FOR JULY AND AUGUST IN ST. ANDREW'S AND ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCHES ARE AS  FOLLOWS 

17th  July (3rd Sunday)  St. Andrew's:  8am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)There are no "Early Birds" services  in July and August. 11am Holy Communion (Common Worship). St. Matthews:  9.30am Holy Communion, 6pm "Sacred Space                                                      


24th July (4th Sunday)  
St. Andrew's:  11am Holy Communion (CW):  4pm – CROSSROADS   St. Matthews:  9.30 am Holy Communion                                                                                             

26th July (Tuesday) 7.30pm Institution and Induction of the Revd Aron Simpson

31st July (5th Sunday) 9.30am St. Matthew's Pentrich: United Benefice Service of  Holy Communion (NO SERVICES IN ST. ANDREW'S ON 31st JULY)

A special note - on 2nd August, 10-2pm, there will be a "Messy Family Fun Day Seaside Special" at Swanwick Baptist Church.  Crafts, stories, songs based around the sea - stilling the storm - calling of the first disciples - breakfast on the beach and feeding the 5000.  Lunch will be provided - just turn up or call 01773 602364 for information.  This is a "Christians Together in Swanwick event - our Anglican, Baptist and Methodist churches joining together. 

7th August (1st Sunday)  St. Andrew's:  8am Holy Communion (BCP): 11am Holy Communion      St. Matthew's:  9.30 am Holy Communion:  6pm  “Sacred Space”                                              

14th August (2nd Sunday) :  St. Andrew's:  11am Holy Communion (CW)  CROSSROADS            St. Matthew's:  9.30 am Holy Communion                                                                                    

  21st  August (3rd Sunday): St. Andrew's:  8am Holy Communion (BCP). 11am Holy Communion.    St. Matthews:  9.30 am Holy Communion:  6pm Evening Prayer                                               

28th August (4th Sunday)  St. Andrew's: 11am Holy Communion (CW)  NO CROSSROADS       St. Matthews:  9.30am Holy Communion                                                                                       

Alternatively visit 'Services' for more detail





Service times
  • St Andrew's, Swanwick

    Sundays 11.00 am CW Communion
    First Sunday Family Worship
    1st & 3rd Sunday 8.00 am      BCP Communion
    2nd & 4th Sundays 4.00 pm    Crossroads 
    3rd Sunday 9.45 am               Early Birds
    Wednesdays 10.00 am              Holy Communion


  • St Matthew's, Pentrich

    Sunday 9.30 am     Holy Communion
    Sunday 6.00 pm     Sacred Space - 1st Sunday
                                  Evening Prayer - 3rd Sunday



Our Key Priorities are:
To worship God
To grow in faith
To serve the people in our community
To live and share the love of Jesus

Verse of the day - July 8th 2016
Isaiah 6:88 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”


 

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