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YouTube service video for 2nd May 21

We’re sorry if you were looking for the 10:30 service video this morning. It has mysteriously disappeared off YouTube (having definitely been on there yesterday). It will be public on our channel sometime around 11.20am this morning, allowing time to re-upload and process. We apologise once again. UPDATE HOT OFF THE PRESS, the 10.30 service video is now viewable here:

Thy Kingdom Come – 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. In recent years, Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

As a church, we’d love to see God’s kingdom breaking out in a greater way in our community. Why not join other like-minded churches across Swindon in seeking God’s blessing on our town and our friends, ministry and neighbourhood.

The meetings will be held on Zoom between 13-23/May. The Zoom details will be sent out at a later date. Below is an overview of the various meetings, which are all in the event calendar.

Thu, 13/May, 8 – 9 pm – The launch meeting, majoring on worship

Between 14-21/May there will be three half hour slots every day at:

  • 8 – 8:30 am
  • 1 – 1:30 pm
  • 8 – 8:30 pm

The theme for each of these days are:

  • Fri, 14/May: Ourselves – relationship with God
  • Sat, 15/May: Ourselves – our sphere
  • Sun, 16/May: Our churches
  • Mon, 17/May: Churches working together to serve Swindon
  • Tue, 18/May: Swindon – children, young people, the disadvantaged
  • Wed, 19/May: Swindon – economy, arts, government, etc
  • Thu, 20/May – UK
  • Fri, 21/May – The nations

Between Sat, 22/May, 8 am to Sun 23/May, 8 am – 24 hours of continuous prayer in half hour slots. If you would like to lead one of these half hour sessions on a theme of your choice, please email for details.

Sun, 23/May, 8 – 9 am – Final Session for All

Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

Easter Treasure Hunt for All – And the Winners Are …

Thank you to all who participated! We trust you had fun doing it.

First of all, here are the answers for those who are just desperate to know:

All the teams were brilliant (especially as some teams had to contend with snow!) and all scored over 20 out of 25.

We have three winning teams, who all scored 24/25, and they are:

  • The Rockets
  • Marvellous Martins
  • MacNaughton 3

With the overall winners being The Rockets based on the tie breaker. Their imaginative answer, that the large rocks between the Community Centre and the dentists were there because the ancient Swindon Council put them there as a portal to Stonehenge, won the day.

Apart from these winners, a runner up prize went to Lily and Lucas Gibbons.

All have received little goodies for their efforts:).

Why not join in the Treasure Hunt over the Easter holiday (please do keep to the government covid safety guidelines and any updates, we want everybody to stay safe while having fun).

Just download this form:

Start from the church, feel free to park your car in the church’s car park if you need to.

Start following the clues on the form and fill out the answers. It’s all on foot, and mostly on footpaths. It will take about an hour, depending on how fast you walk. It can also be split into two sections.

When you’re done (you should end up close to the church), just put your team name and contact details on the top of the form and post it through the church’s letter box.

Feel free to do the hunt any time during the Easter break. The competition ends on 19/April, and the winner announced on our web site by 23/April. Answers and photos will be posted here too. Some delicious home baked goodies and a lovely gift book will await the winner.

Happy hunting!

Family Activity for B@9 25 Apr 21

Here are the range of activities prepared for our Sunday programme. We hope there will be something for everyone!

This picture illustrates the craft we will do together on Sunday. You will need some paper to draw on and cut out – white would be fine as we are making ‘Doves’. You are welcome to use coloured paper if you’d prefer a more funky bird. You’ll need scissors, glue stick, paper to make the beak and feet from, and if you have google eyes (not you personally) but in a craft draw somewhere they might add a fun finishing touch.

The Missing Link

Did you miss the word search puzzle for Sunday? We’re sorry, but in all the excitement of moving to Zoom I forgot to share the word search based on the bible treading and talk so here it is for last week. The story was from John 14:1-14, Jesus the Way to the Father

Breaking News

From next Sunday 18th April both of our morning services will see changes. Breakfast@9 will move to Zoom and the 10:30 service will resume in-person meetings at the church in addition to the video which will still premiere on YouTube as it does currently. Click here for more information.