St John’s and St Andrew’s –

Churches in Parks and Walcot,

Swindon, Wiltshire


We are two Christian churches in Parks and Walcot. Our goal is to show the light of Jesus’ love to everyone in the area. This means we can play a part in realising what Jesus called the “kingdom of God” by bringing people into communities with Jesus Christ at the centre.


We believe that Christian life is lived in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and we aim to follow the way that Jesus taught.


We meet every week on a Sunday to learn more and to worship the one true God.


We would love to meet you and everyone is welcome to the services or just pop in and see us.


THE PARISH OF PARKS AND WALCOT

working with Holy Family and other Christian Churches as

‘The Church in Parks and Walcot’


All are welcome


Sunday 22 October 2017


10:00 Holy Communion at St Andrew's

10:00 Morning Worship at St John's


Today's Collect


Faithful Lord, whose steadfast love never ceases and whose mercies never come to an end: grant us the race to trust you and to receive the gifts of your love, new every morning, in Jesus Christ our Lord.


All are Welcome!


‘Groups & Meetings’


Weekly Meetings and Services


Wednesday 10:00 Holy Communion at St John's


Thursday 10:00 Cuppa 'n Chat at St Andrew's


Saturday (28 October) 3:00 Thanksgiving & Remembrance Service St Andrew’s


Term time only events


Tea and Toast - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at St John's 9:00 - 9:45


Notices


Messy Church

Are you ready for Messy Church in 2017

in Parks and Walcot........


Exciting activities, games, food.

It's church but not as you know it


Next Messy Church Sunday 29 October

3:30 at St John's


Be there!

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‘Jesus Followers’

The next meeting will be at St Andrew's on 31 October from 2:00 - 3:30 - the topic is 'Praying the Psalms'


‘Quiz Night’

Our next quiz night is this Friday (20th), 6.30pm at St Johns. £3.50 per head (Includes light refreshments). All are welcome.


‘Thanksgiving and Remembrance Service’

This is being held at St Andrews on Saturday 28th October at 3pm. Please do come along as we remember those loved ones who have died. During the service we will read out the names who have died in this parish and so if you would like one read out then please let Julie know in the parish office. At the end of the service please do stay for refreshments.


‘Heartsease’

12th Nov, 4pm at St John’s - A service for those who have lost children. We warmly invite anyone who has lost a baby or child (whether in childhood or adulthood) their family and friends to this service where we will reflect and remember them.


‘St Andrew's Christmas Fayre’

Thursday 30 November, 2pm. Please put this date in your diary and invite as many friends and family for this great fun event.


COURSES THIS AUTUMN


'Small steps towards a calmer you' - We are delighted that Willows Counselling have offered to come and run a course at St John's this autumn. Tips and techniques will be offered to help us with difficult/unhelpful emotions, thoughts and physical responses. Willows is a Christian organisation which means that prayer support will be available to those that would like it alongside the course itself. This course will run at St John's on Tuesday mornings from 9:45-11:45am. Please contact the Church Office for more details


We are also delighted that Mandanu (a local social enterprise company) are offering two courses.

Health and Wellbeing at St Andrew's on Fridays from 10am-1:30pm

An Upcycling Course at St John's on Monday mornings from 10am-1pm

These courses are for those who are not currently in work, but who are interested in learning new skills, meeting new people and moving closer to the world of work. Michelle Carroll is co-leading the Upcycling course with Rosa (from Mandanu). If you would like more information please call Rosa on 07469 920846 or pop along to the first session and see if it's for you.