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Our news comes in two forms - Parish News, our online parish magazine and the email newsletter. The latest newsletter from 10 September is below and  you can subscribe, see past issues or get an RSS link for a news reader from the controls above our banner at the top of the screen.

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As promised, here is the next installment on our plans for accessing services from home.  We are keen to enable those who cannot come to church to be able to worship with us still, but also want to make the process less labour intensive for the future.  Our experiments so far are going well, but for 12th and 19th September we will continue to use zoom in the normal way, so if you are joining us from home click on this link http://bit.ly/StANSDetails of services and events for September and October are below, and there'll be a further update soon. 

Also below you will find details of how you can take part in Living in Love and Faith, the Church of England's discussions about issues surrounding human sexuality.  Next year some important decisions will be made about same-sex marriage (currently not permitted within the Church of England) and now is a great opportunity to broaden your understanding and have your views heard.  Please  join a discussion group in Swindon this Autumn.

I am excited to tell you as well that we have reached our total for the pew cushions and have been able to order them, hopefully arriving in time for Christmas.  Thank you very much for all your generosity.

I hope to see you soon, may be at a service or at Coffee Prayer and chat in church at 11am on Wednesday 15th September.

Many thanks
Sally
Revd Sally Robertson
07588594410
Living in Love and Faith
Living in Love and Faith sets out to inspire people to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with one another.  It tackles the tough questions and the divisions among Christians about what it means to be holy in a society in which understandings and practices of gender, sexuality and marriage continue to change.  It seeks to help all members of the Church of England engage with these issues and hear God’s voice speaking into society today.  The feedback from engagement across the church this year will inform discussions next year on whether or not to change the Church of England’s stance on marriage and human sexuality.
We are running the 6 week Living in Love and Faith course in Swindon at various dates and times this Autumn.  Please visit https://bit.ly/SwinLLF for more details of what you can expect if you take part in a course and how to sign up.
This is an important time for the Church of England’s mission, please consider taking part.  If you would like to know more about whether joining a discussion group is for you, please contact Sally or phone her 07588594410
Services and events in September and October
10am Sunday 12th September Holy Communion (church and zoom)
11am Wednesday 15th September Coffee, Prayer and Chat (church)
10am Sunday 19th September Morning Prayer (church and zoom)
6.30pm Sunday 19th September Holy Communion (church)
10am Sunday 26th September Holy Communion (church and tbc)
11am Wednesday 29th September Coffee, prayer and chat (zoom)
Sunday 3rd October Harvest Festival
Please bring donations for Swindon Food Collective
10am Children’s Service (church and tbc)
6.30pm Holy Communion (church)
9.30-12.30 Saturday 9th October Plan, prepare and plant (churchyard)
10am Sunday 10th October Holy Communion (church and tbc)
11am Wednesday 13th October Coffee prayer and chat (church)
10am Sunday 17th October Morning Prayer (church and tbc)
10am Sunday24th October Holy Communion (church and tbc)
11am Wednesday 27th October Coffee, prayer and chat (zoom)
10am Sunday 31st October Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer) (church and tbc)
6.30pm 31st October Community Memorial Service (church and tbc)
If you would like to continue giving to St Andrew's, either a one off donation or regularly, you'll find details here.
If you give by envelope you are welcome to deliver your envelopes to
8 Wicks Close SN25 1QH. 
Or use the QR code to donate by card.   
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  
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St Andrew's Church is a Church of England church in the Diocese of Bristol, serving the people of Ashbrake, Blunsdon St Andrew, Oakhurst, Redhouse, St Andrew's Ridge and Tadpole Garden Village. 
We are situated on Tadpole Lane between Blunsdon Abbey Park and Lyall Close, postcode SN25 2DW.
Please see
our website for details


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