Churches Working Together
There are many different Christian churches and denominations, but all have the same basic calling – to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people. So they often need to work together, as well as co-ordinate the work they each do separately. When they do, they are acting as Churches Together.
But being Churches together means more than that. It means commitment by each church and denomination to deepen its fellowship with the others and, without losing what makes each interestingly different, to work with them towards a greater visible unity.
Open Air Service
The open-air service takes place once a year in the natural amphitheatre located in the grounds of Swanmore primary school. It’s both a family event (where all are welcome) but also an ecumenical one where we join with the congregation of St.Barnabas parish church. Often school pupils take part alongside members and musicians of both Methodist and Anglican churches.
Village Remembrance Day
Along with the rest of our Nation on the first Sunday after the 11th November the Swanmore Community remembers those who have given their lives on active service for our country, not only in the World War I & II but also in subsequent conflicts in which our country has been involved.
Traditionally this service takes place at St Barnabas Church which is the Swanmore’s Parish Church. The service is conducted by clergy from both the Anglican Church and our own Minister. At 11am the 2 minute silence is observed at The War Memorial in the centre of the village. Wreaths are laid by members of the local branch of the British Legion and the uniformed organisations.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.