Advent Treasure Hunt

In the Tea Time Service on Sunday 8th December at 4pm we will be having our Advent Treasure Hunt. Look for the Advent clues in Upper Chedworth! The service begins and ends at St Andrew’s Church, with refreshments afterwards. Suitable for families of all ages!  Wear stout shoes and bring a smart phone, if you have one!

 St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh

A big thank you to all from St Andrew’s Church and St Andrew’s School who helped with our St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh.

The Teashop at the End of the Universe

A one-off session will take place on Tuesday 3rd December at 7.30pm at the Vicarage entitled The Tea Shop at the End of the Universe. As we think about God’s Kingdom coming in the Advent season, come and enjoy cake and eschatology as we think about the Bible’s message about the end times.

6-8 Club

The 6-8 Club Christmas Quiz and Karaoke will take place at St Andrew’s School Hall on Wednesday 11th December from 6.30pm – 8pm. For young people in school years 6 to 8.

Carol Services

The Christmas Carol Services this year are at Coln St Dennis on Saturday 14th December at 6pm and at Chedworth on Sunday 15th December at 6pm.

Plough Sunday Service – 5th January

Do join us for Plough Sunday Holy Communion at Coln St Dennis on Sunday 5th January at 10.30 am (also the Epiphany). Plough Sunday is traditionally the first of the Christian festivals for the agricultural year and, on Plough Sunday, the plough, the churn and the livestock are blessed. All are warmly welcome to this special service.

Celebration of Local Ministry – 26th January.

On Sunday 26th January 2020, we will be having a service of Celebration of Local Ministry Service at Chedworth at 10.30 am. We will be joined by the Archdeacon of Cheltenham, the Venerable Phil Andrew and during this service we will re-commission the Ministry Team. The Ministry Team comprises Teresa Irving, Sheila Bowley, Ian Smallman, Sally Smith, Stephen Phillips, Priscilla Burris, Helen Oldham, Sally Smith and Stephen Goundrey-Smith. Congratulations to Helen Oldham, who has been licensed as a Reader in this Benefice and is now a member of the Ministry Team!

Christmas Greetings

The Vicar, Churchwardens and PCCs of the Hill & Valley Benefice would like thank everyone for their ongoing support and to wish everyone a joyful and blessed Christmas, and a successful 2020.

From the Registers

Funerals

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

Thelma Dunkerley – Oak Chapel, Cheltenham Crematorium – 1st November

Paul Deamer – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth – 15th November