Family Communion & Picnic

 Do join us for our Family Communion & Picnic on August 6th in Coln St Dennis. Service at 10.30 am and picnic afterwards. Further details to follow by email, or contact Stephen.

 Holiday Club – Wednesday 30th August

 Our Big Top Holiday Club for 4-11 year-olds will take place this year on Wednesday 30th August August at Chedworth Village Hall. All the fun of the circus! See separate notice.£3 per child.

Advance Notice – the Alpha Course

 During the autumn, we will be running the world-famous Alpha Course in our parishes – further details in the September edition of Hill & Valley.

Advance Notice – St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh – 25th November

Join us for the St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh on 25th November at Chedworth Village Hall – a whole-village family fun event to brighten up those dark winter nights! Join us for an evening of superbly choreographed Scottish dancing (no previous experience necessary!) with ceilidh band, Hetty Pegler’s Tump, as well as a delicious Scottish buffet! This event is jointly organised by St Andrews Church and St Andrew’s School PTA.

Tickets will be available from the September onwards, but for now save the date and keep a look out in the Hill & Valley Magazine and on the Chedworth Facebook after the summer break for ticket details. Help us make it a Chedworth St Andrews day to remember!

Baptisms

The church has always understood that the baptism (christening) of a child is the beginning of a relationship with God – and with the church. Furthermore, the recent Diocese of Gloucester Vision consultation has found most unsolicited enquiries to local churches from people in the 30-44 age group (a group that is under-represented in the church) are baptism enquires. The Diocese has therefore asked parishes to consider how they can improve their procedures around baptism, and our ministry team has given this careful consideration. Unlike larger churches, we do not have the resources to do intensive training/preparation for families seeking baptism, but we would like to get to know families better. Consequently, we would like to invite families who are resident in the Hill & Valley Parishes to attend a family-style service (Family Service, Tea Time Service or Family Communion) in the parishes, if they have not already done so, prior to the baptism. Please contact Stephen if you have any queries.

From the Registers

Funerals

Nothing in creation can separate us from the love of God”. Romans 8v39

Elizabeth Talbot-Rice – St Andrew’s Church, Coln Rogers  – 24th May

Baptisms/Dedications

“You are all children of the light and children of the day”. 1 Thessalonians 5v5

Verity Martin – All Saints, Salperton – 3rd June

Ezra Hetherington (Dedication) – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth – 11th June

Marriages

“Let us love one another for love comes from God”. 1 John 4v.7

James Harbach & Olivia Evans – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth – 10th June

Matthew Bacon & Hetti Isaac – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth – 17th June

George Stayt-Mackie & Bethan Miller – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth – 1st July