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A new social gathering begins this month. It will be held in the morning on the first three Mondays every month, providing the opportunity for refreshments, chat, board games, puzzles, or just chill out and relax.
February 2022 Holiday Club. Plans are now under way for a holiday club to take place in February 2022, for 5-11 year olds. This will adopt the Scripture Union theme of 'Wonder Zone'. More details later.
Mid-week Childrens Group. Plans are underway for a new midweek group for years 1-6. This will be an after school club. It is hoped that this group will be able to commence in November of this year. More details when they become available.
Tearfund's Big Quiz. We will be hosting A Big Quiz Night on
Saturday November 20th
in participation with Tearfund. Last year's could not take place because of Covid, but the event in November 2019 was a huge success. Put a reminder in your diary - more information to follow later, or go to
now to learn more about the Big Quiz.
Worship In The Wild. Throughout the end of June & July, a series of worship gatherings in the outdoors to experience God the Creator in His creation and to worship Him together as an intergenerational family.
Some activities based within the church building are able to resume due to relaxation of COVID restrictions.
For the 10 days leading up to Pentecost [May 23rd] we will be joining in with the
Thy Kingdom Come
global prayer initiative.
Our Easter programme remains online this year. Daily devotionals are available for Holy Week [and will be retained for a period after Easter], as will be the Easter Sunday service. The one exception this year to an 'online' Easter will be an Easter Trail that takes place in the areas nearby to the church on Saturday April 3rd.
A Day of Reflection is being organised by UK charity Marie Curie, marking the anniversary of the 1st COVID-19 lockdown, that SRMC is actively supporting. As well as reflecting upon COVID related events on March 23rd, the fellowship is encouraging contributions of of Spring-related pictures/drawings for a
at the church.
The Lent and Easter programme of event is being to take shape - including a pancake zoom party for Shrove Tuesday, a Lent series of Sunday services focusing upon 'Worship in the Wilderness', and a series of daily devotionals for Holy Week. Further info is on our main page, with more events and details to follow.
The majority of activities for November & December of this year are focused upon a wide variety of Christmas offerings and activities. Full details for all of this can be viewed in our Christmas Hub page – available until the end of December.
9th October 2020
Care For The Family
is running a number of online events available for everybody this autumn, including Run the Race [of life], Mum's the Word [how to thrive as a mum], Primary Parenting [raising under 12's], and Bereavement Care Awareness. For details of the
entire series and how to register.......
4th October 2020
We get to meet Andrew Bird and his wife Monica via the Sunday Service broadcast for October 4th -
1st October 2020
This summer's Holiday Club 'The Big Story Club' continues to be available online throughout October.
If you missed it before.........
25 September 2020
Avengers returns. The group for SRMC young people recommences today, meeting in the church premises.
2 September 2020
The Messy Church programme is published for this Autumn.
1 September 2020
We look forward to welcoming service for our new minister, Rev Andrew Bird which takes place Thursday September 3
7 August 2020
At the end of July our minister the Rev David Miller and his wife Liz left SRMC to take up a new post in Launceston, Cornwall. We thank them for their ministry, love and friendship shared with us and wish them God’s blessing in their new fellowship.
We will be welcoming our new minister the Rev Andrew Bird and his wife Monica and family, who come to us from Eastleigh, Hampshire. Technically they join us at the beginning of September, although in reality they will not actively begin ministry with us until the beginning of October - although there will be a special welcoming service on Thursday September 3rd at 7.30pm. Further details will be shared later. We look forward to their time with us.
28 July 2020
This summer's Holiday Club
'The Big Story Club'
has now been released and is available for online viewing via this website.
16 July 2020
The church building is re-opening on Sunday 19th July for Sunday morning services which commence at 10.30 am. To ensure the well-being of all persons entering the building, comprehensive safety measures have been devised, a copy of which is available for
3 July 2020
Following government advice, SRMC will be opening the premises for private prayer on Wednesdays between 10 am - 12 noon - commencing July 8th. To ensure the well-being of all persons entering the building, comprehensive safety measures have been devised, a copy of which is available for
3 July 2020
Teaching overseas online—I guess that lockdown has found a lot of us doing things we hadn't anticipated! Having returned from a short stint teaching at Amano Christian School, Zambia, in December, I was not expecting to be teaching there again so soon. The schools in Zambia have been shut for some months too and so online teaching is happening where possible. I was asked if I could help out teaching a history class each week. It is not 'face- to- face', so it seems strange setting and marking work for children who I met in November, but don't know that well. As in the UK, some children are engaging with the activities and others not but it has been a privilege to be able to help out. Of course the challenges of technology in a Zambian setting are even more acute than they are here, so please pray for the school as they strive to educate and communicate the gospel in this new way. Linda Kalbskopf
3 July 2020
Holiday Bible Club—it’s very sad that this won’t be held in our building this year, but Trevor Ranger has worked hard to make 5 videos of material available on YouTube soon. Visit our
page for further information.
3 July 2020
Falcon Holidays—Adrian has been working to encourage children who will be unable to have a holiday break this year. He is preparing to post boxes to those who would have been with him and the team, and is looking to ask people to help. Would you like to be involved by helping with baking? He needs chocolate brownies or flapjack. Contact Adrian soon: they have to be ready for 24th July. Thank you!
26 June 2020
Summer volunteering— from Station Hill Baptist Church: “We are thinking around the idea of possibly offering a service to feed under-privileged families throughout this summer. I know that some great work is already taking place addressing this issue in Chippenham’s churches. Similarly, at Station Hill BC we would like to explore the possibility of offering meals to families - but this might only be once a week. However, if several churches across the town were to join resources etc, there is the possibility of feeding families throughout the week. What a powerful testimony to our community.” If you are interested in helping, please contact Wayne Lawther [firstname.lastname@example.org] or Todd Nightingale [email@example.com]. Contact Jan for more information.