Sunday 28th March – Palm Sunday

Looking Up, available from Friday 26th March.

Zoom Morning Service at 10.30 am on Sunday 28th March.

Services for April 2021

We are planning to return to in-person services at Easter. The services for Holy Week and Easter will take place outside, as shown. In-person services will then resume with a single Sunday Service in Chedworth at 10.30 am each week during April and May. Please note that social distancing restrictions will apply at all services, as previously. See notice below.

Thursday 1st April – Maundy Thursday

Holy Communion                                            4 pm – Chedworth Churchyard

Friday 2nd April – Good Friday

Good Friday Gathering                                   11 am – Chedworth Churchyard

Last Hour                                                        2 pm – Coln St Dennis Churchyard

Sunday 4th April – Easter Sunday

Holy Communion (BCP)                                  9 am – Yanworth Churchyard

Holy Communion                                            10. 30 am – Chedworth Churchyard

Sunday 11th April

Holy Communion                                            10.30 am – Chedworth

Sunday 18th April

Family Service                                                10.30 am – Chedworth

Sunday 25th April

Holy Communion                                            10.30 am – Chedworth

Sunday 2nd May

Family Communion                                         10.30 am – Chedworth

Lockdown & Church Services

While the law has permitted us to continue to worship in our buildings throughout the current lockdown, we chose to suspend in-person worship in January to safeguard our vulnerable parishioners.

Now, with the infection rate going down and the vaccination roll-out going well, we are aware that some people want to return to church, so we are beginning to open up for services, broadly in line with the government’s road map out of lockdown. In-person services will therefore recommence after Easter, with a single Sunday service at Chedworth during April and May.

Please note that anyone who is vulnerable and does not, as yet, feel safe to attend an in-person service is not obliged to do so. We will continue to be issuing a weekly video and Looking Up in parallel the weekly in-person service. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Stephen on 720392.

Do you have Star Quality?

Chedworth’s Got Talent has now been rescheduled for Saturday 17th July this year and will take place at Chedworth Playing Field.

If you have a talent – whether singing, dancing, music, magic or sport – come and take part. Our panel of (local) celebrity judges are friendly – but they are discerning, and their decision will be final!

There will be great prizes available for the winners (Under 16, Adult and Group categories). Bar and light refreshments available.

A great family afternoon of entertainment brought to you by St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth! If you’d like to find out more or to take part, please get in touch with Stephen Goundrey-Smith (stephengoundreysmith@gmail.com, 720392)

General admission – £5 for adults; £2 for under 16s. Proceeds in aid of St Andrew’s Church. Also: do get in touch if your business would like to sponsor the event. We will be name-checking a local business alongside each act! More details to follow.

Rogation Service

A Rogation Service will take place on Sunday 9th May. Do look out for further details in due course.

Annual Parochial Church Meetings

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

  • Chedworth – Monday 12th April at 7.30pm.
  • Yanworth with Stowell – Wednesday 14th April at 7.30pm.
  • Coln St Dennis with Coln Rogers – Tuesday 20th April at 7.30pm.

These meetings may take place electronically or in-person in one of the relevant parish churches. Further details to follow.

These meetings are open to all parishioners, not just regular church attenders, and are your opportunity to hear about the church’s plans and progress and to contribute your views.

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 is able to respond rapidly to any urgent financial needs at this difficult time during the COVID 19 crisis. To find out more or to apply, please contact Rev’d Stephen Goundrey-Smith (720392) or Bryan Bowley (720369). All applications are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

From the Registers

Funerals

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

Anne Porter – Cheltenham Crematorium – 11th March