This week's notices


The church is floodlit on Friday 20th September for Tom and Vera Hobbs


Please note: the Parish Office will be closed for redecoration from 16th – 20th September while the Parish Administrator is on leave.

Important - Church Reordering Project

There will be a presentation to all members of the congregation detailing the proposed plans for the first phase of the church reordering project on Sunday 29th September. The presentation will take place immediately after the 10am service and all members of the church family are encouraged to attend. The exciting changes are designed to make our church even more welcoming for our current congregation, occasional attendees and visitors to the town, along with further enhancing our worship.

The Reordering Steering Committee


Mothers’ Union

We meet this Wednesday (18th) at St. Swithun’s church at 2.30pm. We will explore with Andrew Hawken “Vocation – What is our calling”? Everyone is welcome to join us.

Barbara Jones


'Invitation to the Dance’: Sunday 15th September 3 - 4 pm, Swithun's Church

A musical hour of joy from Clarity covering classical and popular music, in aid of St Swithun's Church Restoration Trust. Tickets £10 from Chris Russell or Stephen Fallowell.


Healing Service at St Barnabas’

Thursday 19th September at 11am


Saturday Eucharist at St Luke’s

Please note that there will be no service at St Luke’s on Saturday 28th September.


Milk lid recycling

Thanks for all your donations of plastic milk lids. We have now collected 2 black sacks full (8kg) which is a lot of lids! But we need a lot more so keep them coming and ask friends to save them too. Collection box at the back of church. Standard milk lids only, any colour, well washed please. TRAX Youth group


Children’s Society Boxes

Please could all box holders return their boxes to church or the church office for emptying. If anyone would like me to collect theirs from their home please contact me.

Many thanks. Kathie Wade


Harvest “Make and Take” at St Luke’s: Saturday 5th October 11.30am

Come and celebrate Harvest by making a delicious fruit pie! Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for this event, but children must be accompanied by an adult.


Harvest Supper - Saturday 5th October 2019

This year’s Harvest Supper with Quiz will be held at Imberhorne Lower School, Windmill Lane at 7pm. Tickets are £10 per person to include a two course dinner. Please bring your own drink and glass. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of St Swithun’s. Elaine & Jenny - Social Committee


New yoga classes starting at St Barnabas’ in November

Are you new to yoga? Returning or new to fitness? I am offering a 45 minute yoga stretch  class on Monday mornings 9.30-10.15am at St Barnabas’ Church Hall, starting 11th November and running for six weeks. If you’re interested, please do call me on 07963564663 or email for further information and to book your space. I am able to offer a discount on block bookings and drop-ins are welcome. Becky Barker


Bethlehem Baubles

You may remember the beautiful glass baubles that that Revd Hawken had for sale last Christmas. We have the opportunity to purchase this year’s new design (a Christmas tree), but we’d like to gauge interest first as we have to order in bulk. If you think you would like to buy the new design for this year, please let Revd Andrew know.


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