Remembrance Day – 11th November

 The annual Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday 11th 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, and also Chedworth Brownies and Guides. Those planning to parade to church should form up at the Manor Gate at 10.35 am.

Some villages in Britain – called “Thankful Villages” – suffered no casualties during World War One, and all their people returned safely. Coln Rogers is one such village and so, on the centenary of the end of World War One, there will be a special celebration in Coln Rogers. On Remembrance Day – Sunday 11th November – there will be a Thankful Communion at St Andrew’s Church, Coln Rogers at 4pm, followed by an exhibition about the villagers who served in the war at the Coln Valley Village Hall at 5pm.

 St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh – 24th November

Join us for the St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh on Saturday 24th 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).

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.

Advance Notice – Hot Desk!

Look out for the Hot Desk! somewhere in Chedworth at some time during the autumn. Free gift for the first adult (and child) to visit the desk…..

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.

Chedworth Community Land Charity

The Chedworth Community Land Charity is a charity whose objective is to provide assistance to people in Chedworth parish facing particular urgent health or welfare needs or financial hardship. The Trustees consist of the Rector and two parish council nominees. The Chedworth Community Land Charity has helped various parishioners over the last few years, and invites applications from individuals in Chedworth facing urgent need or hardship.To apply, please contact Rev’d Stephen Goundrey-Smith (720392) or Bryan Bowley (720369). All applications are dealt with in the strictest confidence.