Here in the Avon Swift Group of Churches we are glad that we’re able to celebrate Easter on Sunday April 4th.
Restrictions remain in place, but we are glad to be able to celebrate on this special day.
Please look on your church noticeboard or contact your Warden to book in for an Easter Service.
Our on-line ZOOM Morning Prayer continues at 10:00am each Sunday and is likely to do so for the future.
The days of being limited to one ‘offer’ of a church service are gone, with many people finding their networks and connections are much wider than before lockdown, thanks to technology.
Free apps have really come into their own – ‘Pray As You Go’ , ‘Take Time’, ‘Lectio 365’ are all extremely popular and give you space to reflect.
If you feel more traditional church is where you’re happiest, that’s great too – if you would like to be baptised or confirmed, please contact us to talk about it.
So, enjoy some warmer weather, meet-ups with friends, Easter Sunday lunch and all the blessings of the season!
The Avon Swift Ministry Team
Please take time to follow the latest advice about churches in our group opening. Look on your church noticeboard or contact your church warden for details.
The Church of England also has a page where you can find the latest updates here:
If you have a safeguarding concern, you can contact the local Independent Person for your parish.
Their details can be found on individual church websites or on the church noticeboard.
Also see the links page or on A Church Near You.
If you are not sure who to contact our local benefice Safeguarding Administrator is Karen Morgan 01455 699259 or 07853 339936.
In Leicester Diocese, if you have concerns about a child, young person or an adult who may have been harmed or be at risk of harm, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers for advice and support: Rachael Spiers 0116 2615341 or Peter Holloway 0116 261524.
(Pete Holloway will be available 21/12 - 23/12, Tel 07930 887984. )
If you have concerns about the immediate safety of someone please don’t delay in ringing the Police on 999 or Children or Adult Services:
- Leicester City Children and Adults Services (incl. out of hours for Children’s Services) – 0116 454 1004
- Leicester City and Leicestershire Adult Services out of hours – 0116 255 1606
- Leicestershire Children’s Service (incl. out of hours) – 0116 305 0005
- Leicestershire Adult Services (daytime) – 0116 305 0004
Out of Hours Safeguarding Cover -
Thirtyone:eight will be providing the usual safeguarding cover in the evenings and at weekends.
Tel 0303 003 1111 (Option 2). Please state you are calling from Leicester Diocese.
In an emergency (especially if someone is in immediate danger of harm) you should always call 999 and ask for the police.
Childline For children who want someone to talk to Tel: 0800 1111
t’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated,
whatever age they are."
“We the parishes of The Avon-Swift Benefice commit ourselves to God and to one another, seeking to become a community that is centred on Christ and inspired by the Spirit to respond to the love of the Father and share it with others."