As social distancing is no longer mandatory you will not be required to book a seat and will be free to sit where you wish to. However, you may still be asked to sign in, use sanitiser provided and to respect the space of other worshippers, if that is their wish. You may still be expected to wear face coverings, but during the service you may sing hymns, and speak responses as normal, although books may not be provided. The retiring collection will remain, hand shaking, and hugging are still discouraged to minimise contact. This cautious approach is in line with advice from the Connexion.
Hymn books are available but the words of other hymns can be projected onto a screen, this means that we are not restricted to choices from the standard books. There are also Bibles available on request. Alternative Communion Services may be used as well as the MWB.
We are a small friendly congregation, meeting in an attractive village chapel. We cater for people of all ages and welcome those who just want to visit occasionally as well as anyone looking for a stronger commitment to regular worship.
As well as regular evening worship, we hold Family Services, Cafe Church and Family Communions at various times during the year.
There are also some United Services with St. Swithuns Anglican Church.
The Sunday School meets from 10.30am to 12.00 noon for a lively session each week except when there is a morning Family Service at 10.30 am
The normal Sunday services are at 5.00 pm
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Swanbourne is 2 to 3 miles east of Winslow on the B4032, turn right off the B4032 into Tattams Lane then right into Nearton End, the Chapel is on the right. Parking is on street.
This is a reminder to those of you who have not been to a Family Communion that these services are open to everyone, and everyone is welcome to share in the taking of the bread and wine as well.
Jesus shared his last Supper with his friends just before his arrest and execution, and in joining in the eating of bread and drinking wine (unfermented grape juice actually), we are remembering his life and all that he stood for, and looking to share in all that this means for today's world.