Remembrance Day

 The annual Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday 12th November at St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth at 10.45 am. This is an important occasion in our civic and community life to remember those who have died in previous conflicts, to thank God for the peaceful and democratic society in which we live, and to pray for future world peace.

We will be joined by members of the Chedworth & District Royal British Legion, as always. This year, for the first time, we will be joined by Chedworth Brownies. Those planning to parade to church should form up at the Manor Gate at 10.35 am.

 St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh – 25th November

Join us for the St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh on Saturday 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 available from Jon Francis (720974)(email: tiggershouse003@gmail.com), Sheila Bowley (720369) or St Andrew’s School Office (720427).

10 Days From Advent

Following on from 10 Days from Pentecost, which provided us with readings and reflections during the Pentecost season of 2015, look out for 10 Days from Advent, which will be launched at services on Advent Sunday.

The run-up to Christmas can be very busy and 10 Days from Advent provides some daily reflections to enable you to spend some peaceful time with God, look at the riches of the promises of Jesus in the Bible and re-centre your life ready for the Christmas season! Come and collect a copy from one of the Advent Sunday Services, or alternatively contact me at stephengoundreysmith@gmail.com to request an electronic copy..

 Advent Messy Service

 This year, our Advent Messy Service will take place at St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth on Sunday 10th December at 4pm. All welcome! Refreshments served afterwards.

Confirmation

 We are arranging with the Diocese for a Confirmation Service to take place at Chedworth in 2018. If you would like to be confirmed, please contact Rev’d Stephen on 720392.

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

Baptisms

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

Thom & Freya Latimer – St Andew’s Church, Chedworth – 15th October

Willa Emily Sophia Gemmell – St James the Great Church, Coln St Dennis – 17th September

Funerals

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

Elizabeth Minshull – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth  – 26th October