Lent Course

Our Lent Course, this year will take place on Tuesday evenings during Lent (12th, 19th, 26th March, 2nd & 9th April) at the Vicarage at 7.30pm.

This year, we will be following the Diocese of Gloucester’s Lent Course, Shapes for Living, which looks how we can be faithful disciples of Jesus amidst the challenges and dilemmas of daily life, with the time-honoured Rule of St Benedict to help us. The sessions will focus on Relating, Praying, Working, Playing and Growing respectively. The course will include video material, Bible study and multimedia tools! Do join us for what could be a stimulating and thought-provoking course.

Lent Lunches

Our Lent Lunches will take place on Tuesdays during Lent (12th, 19th, 26th March, 2nd & 9th April) from 12 noon – 2pm. Everyone is warmly welcome. Details of venues to follow in the March H&V.

Women’s World Day of Prayer

The Women’s World Day of Prayer Service takes place on Friday 1st March at St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth at 7.30pm.

 Advance Notice – Scarecrow Trail – 29th/30th June 2019

After the sucess of previous years, the Chedworth Scarecrow Trail will be run again this year on the weekend of 28th & 29th June 2019, in aid of St Andrew’s Church.

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

Frank Scrivens – 14th January – St Andrew’s Church, Chedworth

Diana Legg – 24th January – St Michael’s Church, Yanworth

Pauline Jewell – 25th January – St Andrew’s Church, Coln Rogers