St Swithun

St Swithun's is in one of four churches in the United Benefice of Lyddington and Wanborough, Bishopstone with Hinton Parva. The Church of St Swithun, a Grade I listed building, is the oldest church in our Benefice and is of central tradition with Eucharistic worship.  The inside has two Norman arcades, a vigorously carved Norman font with animals, and glass by Kempe and Laurence Whistler.

The parish of Bishopstone with Hinton Parva is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officers John and Amanda Mathieson. The Parish Safeguarding officers can be contacted by email [email protected] or by Phone 01793 791 396.

Parish Giving Scheme

St Swithun, Hinton Parva

Get in touch

Revd Steve Paynter

The Vicarage
Church Road

01793 296870
What's on

Bell Ringing Practice

Every Second, Fourth Friday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
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Tower Captain Tony Pullan,
Deputy Tower Captain Donna Pullan
Steeple keeper George Eycott

Revd Steve Paynter is now Rector of Lyddington and Wanborough, Bishopstone with Hinton Parva in the Diocese of Bristol.



United Benefice of Lyddington and Wanborough, and Bishopstone with Hinton Parva

Safeguarding information

The Benefice is committed to the safeguarding of children and young persons under 18 and adults who may be vulnerable.

If you have a concern that a child, young person or vulnerable adult may be at risk of abuse, please take the following steps:

· In an emergency, call 999 or 101 if not an emergency but you need help fast

· Inform the PSOs with your concern:

o John and Amanda Mathieson: 01793 791 396; [email protected]

· Write down what you know and, importantly, do not discuss with others. Pass this information to the PSOs.

· If either PSO is not available, or advice is needed, please contact any of the following:

o Diocesan Office and ask for the Safeguarding Team 01179060100

o Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Adam Bond 07543 504977

o thirtyone:eight (formerly CCPAS) 03030031111

o Swindon Borough Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

§ 01793 466903 (office hours)

§ 01793 436699 (out of hours Emergency Duty Service (EDS))

§ [email protected]

§ Adult safeguarding team 01793 463555

o Childline 0800 1111

· Domestic abuse

o In an emergency, call 999 or 101 if not an emergency but you need help fast

o Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service on 01793 610610 (24-hour helpline)

The Churchwardens and the Vicar can also be contacted if you have something to share. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

Not sure whether to report a concern? Please do! It is better to report something that you didn’t need to than to stay quiet about something that turns out to be important.

St Swithun Charity No. 605154