To mark the start of Advent St Swithun’s had a very successful and well attended Christingle celebration. The service and celebrations after were enjoyed by both the children and adults a like.
Afterwards mulled wine and mince pies were served in the hall with a great many of our parishioners attending and we raised a great deal of money for charity from the hamper raffle.
As part of our desire to have more days that also celebrate the St Swithuns community we are planning to have a mass on St Swithun’s day in the evening and followed afterwards by some form of event in the Church Hall. We are currently finalising the details and would certainly hope that everyone can join us in celebrating our church patrons day on 15th July.
We will also be keeping an eye on the weather as according to tradition if it rains then we are to expect it to continue for a further 40 days!