Forthcoming Services and Events

                                        PASTORAL TEAM WORKSHOP

24 January at 1.00pm in the Parish Centre. The pastoral care team offer practical support, share burdens and pray for those in our care. Our next pastoral care workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the pastoral care across the team and to offer to be part of this developing work.

Do feel free to drop into the workshop, or alternatively speak to Nigel, Laura or Sarah if you would like to know more.

The Parish Communion at Salwarpe on 7 January will include a celebration of the centenary of the founding of the WI in the village on that date in 1918. Members past, present or prospective, would be most welcome to join us for the occasion.


We shall be celebrating the annual WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY (18-25 January) with our friends from Fernhill Heath Baptist Church at Martin church on Sunday 21 January at 10.00am.

                                                   ADVANCE NOTICE

A quiz has been arranged for Saturday 14 April 2018 at Salwarpe Village Hall in aid of church funds. Please keep the date free - we need your support.

                                                     ALPHA COURSE

The next Droitwich Alpha course will be running at St Andrew’s on Thursday nights from 7.15-9.30pm starting on 18 January. Alpha is for anyone wanting to know more about the Christian faith. Each session starts with a simple meal and chance to make new friends, followed by a talk and informal conversation as we explore the basics of the Christian faith together. There is no charge for Alpha. To book your place, pick up a leaflet from church and speak to Rosie Byard (rosemarybyard@btinternet.com/01905 778265) or contact the parish office. Behind every Alpha course is a team of friendly helpers who set up, cook up, wash up and clear up, having lots of fun along the way! Please speak to Rosie if you would like to be part of the support team.  

                               CHANGES TO OUR SERVICE PATTERN

Please make careful note of the services shown on our Services page, as many of them vary from the normal pattern over the Christmas period.

In addition, during January/February/March we adopt our ‘winter pattern’ to save on heating bills  - which means dropping the 8.30am Morning Prayer service at Salwarpe for these three months. This will mean that for two Sundays each month we will then only be using one church.

                          BARN DANCE WITH BURNS' NIGHT SUPPER

This is a joint fundraising event with Droitwich Parish to take place at Salwarpe Village Hall on Saturday 27 January at 7pm in aid of both Parish funds. There will be a traditional meal of Haggis (or sausages if preferred), neeps and tatties plus dessert. Dancing will be led by the Organ Grinders.


Tickets are now available from Jan Grotefeld, the Parish Office or Val Hawley at a cost of £17.50 (£10 for school pupils). Volunteers also required on the evening to help with setting up, food preparation, etc and if you have

unwanted chocolates or toiletries over Christmas they would be welcomed to make up some hampers for a raffle.

                                      BRING & BUY COFFEE MORNING

                Thursday 8 February, 10.30am-12 noon, Salwarpe Church -

                                             £1 admission, all welcome.

                                     ‘POPULAR MUSIC USED AS HYMNS’

On Sunday 14 January at 4.00pm in St Andrew’s Church there will be an Afternoon Organ Concert of ‘Popular Music used as Hymns’ by Shaun Best. It will last approximately 45 minutes.

                                        PARISH FELLOWSHIP LUNCH

Our next meal has been arranged for Wednesday 24 January at 12.00 for 12.30pm at Churchfields Barn Café. Further dates have now been arranged for 2018: Tuesdays 13 February & 20 March and Wednesdays 11 April & 16 May. Please let Barbara Jauncey (01905 454396) know in advance if you would like to come - transport can be arranged.