Family Communion & Picnic – 1st July.

Do join us for our Family Communion & Picnic on July 1st in Coln St Dennis. Service at 10.30 am and picnic afterwards at Neil and Teresa’s. If you plan to come, please let Rev’d Stephen know on 720392 or stephengoundreysmith@gmail.com.

Chedworth Games – 21st July

We are pleased to announce that the Chedworth Games will take place on Saturday 21st July at Chedworth Village Hall & Playing Field from 2pm.

After our success in previous years, St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth is running this popular event again – an afternoon of fun for the whole family, with novelty races (sack races, tyre races, egg throwing, family relay etc), cycle events, a cross country running event, rowing event, tug of war, side shows and many more. Cash prizes! This year our opeing ceremony will be provided by the Gymnastics Club at St Andrew’s School.

This is very much an event for the whole community, with the aim of raising funds for St Andrew’s Church, bringing people together across the village community for an afternoon of fun and friendly competition, and providing advertising for local businesses.

Entry fee: Adults – £1, Children – Free.

Advance Notice – Holiday Club – 22nd August

The Church Holiday Club for primary school aged children is scheduled this year for Wednesday 22nd August. Further details in separate advertisement.

Advance Notice – Day of Prayer & Reflection – 22nd September

A Day of Prayer and Reflection will be held at St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth on Saturday 22nd September from 10 am to 5pm. There will be prayer stations (suitable for all ages), ambient music and three short acts of worship during the day. Drop in at any point and stay as long as you like! Space for peace, reflection and prayer in a busy and fast moving world. Everyone welcome!

Advance Notice – St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh – 24th November

After the success of last year’s event, do join us for this year’s 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 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 and NextDoor sites 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

Paul Mundt – SS Peter & Paul, Northleach – 30th May

Betty Weeks – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth  – 6th June

Baptisms/Dedications

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

Oscar Fryer – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth – 27th May

Arthur Taylor – St Michael’s Church, Yanworth – 3rd June

Marriages

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

Henrik Ringstrom & Romilly Evans – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth – 23rd June

John Philpotts & Sophie Dickenson – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth – 30th June