Lent Lunch & Lent Course

Just a reminder that our last Lent Lunch on Tuesday 4th April is at the home of Alexander and Alice George, at Church Farm, Yanworth. The last Lent Course session is on Wednesday 5th April at 7.30pm at the Vicarage. All welcome!

Palm Sunday Family Communion & Garden Gathering – 9th April

This year, the Palm Sunday Garden Gathering will take place at the home of Neil and Teresa Irving (Anchor Cottage, Coln St Dennis). Bacon sandwiches served from 9.30 am, childrens activity, and then procession to church for Family Communion at 10.30 am. NB No Tea Time Service on this day.

 Good Friday Walk – 14th April

The Good Friday Walk this year will commence at The Brew House, Lower Chedworth, at 10 am on 14th April. Refreshments served outside Willow Bank, Middle Chedworth along the way, and the walk concludes at St Andrew’s Church at around midday! As always, we will be joined by the Chedworth Silver Band. The walk is an informal, relaxed event, ideal for all the family, and a great opportunity to reflect on the Easter story. Feel free to join the walk at any point along the route.

Yanworth Easter Egg Hunt – 15th April

An Easter Egg Hunt and Family Gathering will take place at Yanworth at 4pm on Easter Saturday (15th April). Meet at St Michael’s Church. Easter Eggs for children of all ages. Refreshments served afterwards. All welcome.

Trophy Presentation – 23rd April

At a special Evensong at Coln Rogers at 6pm on Sunday 23rd April, we will be presenting the Arthur Canning Trophy to Edward Bagnall and Louisa Burdett for their fundraising efforts for the Gloucestershire Historic Church Trust and St Andrew’s Church, Coln Rogers, in the Gloucestershire Ride and Stride sponsored cycle ride and walk. We are very grateful for their contribution, so please join us to congratulate them.

Advance Notice – Animal Service – 7th May

There will be an open-air Animal Service at the Coln Valley Village Hall, Coln Rogers, at 3pm on Sunday 7th May. All animals – and their owners! – welcome! This is an opportunity to gather as all of God’s creatures together, to thank God for our animals, and to pray for animal welfare. Do join us. Refreshments after the service.

Advance Notice – Stowell Park Open Gardens – 14th May

Open Gardens at Stowell Park will take place on Sunday 14th May. All welcome. A share of the proceeds from the Open Gardens at Stowell Park in 2017 will be donated to Yanwoth & Stowell Churches.

Annual Parochial Church Meetings

The Annual Parochial Church Meetings in the Benefice are as follows:

  • Yanworth with Stowell – Wednesday 26th April at 7.30pm at St Michael’s Church, Yanworth
  • Chedworth – Tuesday 18th April at 7.30pm, at Chedworth Village Hall
  • Coln St Dennis with Coln Rogers – Wednesday 19th April at 7.30pm, at Coln Valley Village Hall.

These are important meetings where we receive reports of the church’s activities, elect officers, and reflect on our future direction and strategy. All interested parishioners are welcome to attend.

From the Registers

Baptisms

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

Louie Watts – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth – 19th March

Memorial Service

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

Dennis Day – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth – 3rd March