“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Jesus

Sunday services

There’s a service most Sunday mornings at Swainswick with time for reflection and prayer, enthusiastic hymn-singing, readings from the Bible and a short talk. Our theology is open and we like to explore and ask questions. But we also value quiet and silence. Once a month we meet in the afternoon for a simple service of Evensong.

At the moment, we don’t have a vicar, so we lead some services ourselves and invite local vicars to come to take Communion services. Check the website before coming as sometimes we do something different.

Sitting in Peace

Sitting in Peace is a new group for anyone who would like to spend time in quiet with others. We meet at 3.30pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month. A short reflection or poem leading into 30 minutes of mindfulness or meditation, followed by tea. Bring your own beliefs with you.


Sunday 1410amCeltic Morning Praise
3.30pmSitting in Peace
Sunday 2110amMorning Praise
Sunday 284.30pmEvensong
Sunday 410amCommunion
Sunday 1110amMorning Praise
3.30pmSitting in Peace
Sunday 1810amCeltic Morning Praise
Sunday 254.30pmEvening Prayer

Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

Anyone who lives in the parish or is part of the church congregation can be baptised, married or have their funeral in the church. Baptisms take place during one of our regular services. You may also be able to get married in the church if you have certain other “qualifying connections”. Contact us for further information.

Book of Remembrance

The lower churchyard is closed, but burials still take place in the upper churchyard. If you would like the name of someone to be inscribed in our Book of Remembrance, please get in touch.

You will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;

The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands
” – Isaiah