Licensing Ceremony at St Swithin's for in-coming
Revd David Bevington and Revd Clive
Leach were formally licensed to conduct services at St Swithin's
during an afternoon Evensong service held at the church. Since the
retirement of Revd Andy Yorke last year, Revd Bevington and Revd Leach
have conducted services at St Swithin's in a caretaker role. Read on
for full story
Fermer receives award for 25 years dedicated work at St Swithin's
Reproduced by kind courtesy of the
IOW County Press
Averil Fermer is pictured receiving her
award from Diane Andrews and High Sheriff Nick Hayward. Averil has
lovingly tended St Swithin's churchyard for 25 years and encouraged
some unusual flowering species.
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the full story and photos
sponsored Ride and Stride in aid of Hampshire & the Isle of
Wightís historic churches is on Saturday 13th September, 10am to
6pm. Please take part whether on foot, by bike, horseback or even
car and help raise funds towards the upkeep of the regionís 900
historic and beautiful church buildings.
visit as many churches as they can on the day, by what ever means
of transport they select, and in the process raise sponsorship money
from family, friends and workmates etc.
St Swithin's is one of the
participating churches and we'll be making visitors most welcome. Feel
free to contact
the Swithin's Team if you want to know more about the event.
involved! It's a great event and tremendous fun. And you'll get to
see a great number of historic churches and meet the people who work
so hard to manage and maintain them.
here for Ride and Stride 2014
A delightful vignette of local birdlife
is presented by Mrs T, herself an avid devotee of her many times
removed feathered cousins. She brings to our attention some
fascinating observations that might well go flying over the heads
of the uninitiated layperson - literally! Click
The new facilities at St Swithin's incorporated within the
beautifully re-structured Vestry were officially declared open on
Sunday 10th November 2013. They comprise a well equipped kitchenette, a
toilet with full disabled capability, and an office area.
Now mid-Autumn, 2014, the possibilities the new facilities afford are
starting to bite, and opportunities to utilise the church for
functional purposes within the local community are starting to shape