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Anglican Church News

From the Vicar

Dear Friends,

This month brings the annual Christian Aid Week that our churches have supported superbly in the past. The following article is taken from the Christian Aid Week 2019 literature.

Christian Aid 2019 writes:

Everyone is equal in the sight of God. Yet we live in a world where poverty still persists.

Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives. 

For over 70 years, we’ve been standing with the poorest of our neighbours. We work in 37 countries, with people of all faiths and none, to stand up for dignity, equality and justice. 

Together we can create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Our voices and actions are stronger together. And with your help, we can make an even bigger difference.

Together with our supporters and partners, we aim:

  • to expose poverty throughout the world
  • to help in practical ways to end it
  • to highlight, challenge and change the structures and systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.

Please do prayerfully think of supporting the work of Christian Aid this year and join us if you can at the Benefice Christian Aid Service on Sunday, 19th May at St Swithun’s, Woodborough, where we will hear more about their work.

With every blessing, Anthony

St Swithun’s Church

Holiday Club

for children between 5 and 11

Sunday, 7th July,
10.00a.m Holiday Club All Age service.


Monday – Thursday, 29th July – 1st August 10.00a.m. – 12.30p.m daily
all at St. Swithun’s Church, Woodborough

Booking is essential!
(Booking forms will be available soon)
Further details from Annie (0789 077 6809)

Church Services

5th May

8.00a.m. Holy Communion (W’b)

10.00a.m. All Age Worship (W’b)

12th May

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (W’b)

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (Ep)

11.00a.m. Holy Communion (Ox)

19th May

9.30a.m. Christian Aid Service (W’b)

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (Ep)

11.00a.m. BCP Holy Communion (Gon)

6.00p.m Prayer & Reflection (Ox)

22nd May

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

26th May 

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (W’b)

9.30a.m. All Age Worship (Ep)

11.00a.m. All Age Worship (Ox)

30th May

7.30p.m Deanery Ascension Day Service, St. John’s, Gunthorpe

Church Happenings

Wednesday 1st May

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

7.30p.m Julian Meeting, St. Swithun’s

Sunday 5th May

10.00a.m Sunday Club, Oxton village hall

Wednesday 8th May

9.30a.m Play Church, St. Swithun’s

Friday 10th May

2.00p.m Scramblers, Oxton village hall

Wednesday 15th May

7.30p.m Julian Meeting, St. Swithun’s

Wednesday 22nd May
9.30a.m. Play Church, St. Swithun’s

Wednesday 15th May

7.30p.m Julian Meeting, St. Swithun’s