News – Page 13

Anglican Church News

From the Vicar

Dear Friends,

It’s been a couple of years now since we ran a Church summer holiday club. We’ve run many of these in the previous years and they’ve all been really good fun and really well attended.

This year we are planning on running another: Waste Watchers. Details are throughout this magazine. Please do book as early as you can as numbers are limited to 50.

When I look back on my own experience of church as a child I can remember the Sunday mornings up at Bramcote Memorial Hall with fondness. There was a brilliant team of adults who made our mornings great fun. I can remember the Bible stories like Noah, Samson, Jonah, and Daniel as well as Easter, Christmas and Harvest too.

At around 12 years old I was given the option by my parents of going to church or not. I chose not to go and didn’t really get involved in church until I was 19. My return was through a friend telling me about his faith and the remarkable difference it made to his life. 

I remember shortly after this, sitting in my car after a particularly difficult moment in my life and deciding to give praying a go. It’s strange when I look back that God was the last resort, but having never really prayed before I gave it a chance.

That night something amazing happened. What I prayed for not only happened but really shouldn’t have been possible. I wouldn’t call it a miracle but it was either a huge coincidence or as I believed then and still do now… God heard my prayer.

I look back at my childhood involvement in church with real fondness but also now knowing that it gave me a foundation and confidence when I was 19 to give that prayer a go.

There’s been too many prayers since to count. I pray every day for many people and situations. Maybe it’s something you might try. Talking to God. I believe he always hears and always responds.

With every blessing, Anthony

Church Services

2nd June

8.00a.m. Holy Communion (W’b)

10.00a.m. All Age Worship (W’b)

9th June

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (W’b)

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (Ep)

11.00a.m. Holy Communion (Ox)

16th June

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (W’b)

11.00a.m. BCP Holy Communion (Gon)

6.00p.m Prayer & Reflection (Ox)

23rd June 

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (W’b)

9.30a.m. All Age Worship (Ep)

11.00a.m. All Age Worship (Ox)

26th June

12.30p.m Mid-week Holy
Communion (W’b)


Church Happenings

Wednesday 5th June

10.00a.m. Coffee Drop In, St. Swithun’s

Sunday 2nd June

10.00a.m Sunday Club, Oxton village hall

Wednesday 12th June

9.30a.m Play Church, St. Swithun’s

7.30p.m Julian Meeting, St. Swithun’s

Friday 14th June

2.00p.m Scramblers, Oxton village hall

Wednesday 26th June

9.30a.m Play Church, St. Swithun’s

7.30p.m Julian Meeting, St. Swithun’s

Nottingham Concert Band

On Saturday 18th May the Nottingham Concert Band visited St Swithun’s, Woodborough on what is rapidly becoming an annual event. The band performed their “Out Of This World” concert featuring music with a “space age twist”.

After expenses the concert raised £543.35 for church funds.