Sunday 14th October – Confirmation Service

 On 14th October, in the Tea Time Service slot at 4pm, we will be joined by Bishop Robert, the Bishop of Tewkesbury for our Confirmation Service. Confirmation is an important service where people growing in faith – young or older – have an opportunity to take their faith further, and make a public commitment to the Christian faith. Please do join us for this special service, and pray for Rebecca, Isabella, Harry, George, Phineas and Malcolm as they prepare for confirmation.

 Autumn Group – Beta Course

Following on from the Alpha Course which we have run successfully in recent years, this autumn we are running a Beta Course! This an opportunity both to review some of the Alpha material, but also for you to choose areas you have questions about, and would like to explore further! This will take place on Wednesdays from 4th October for five sessions at 7.30pm at the Vicarage. All welcome! If you thought about attending an Alpha Course in the past but didn’t get round to it, you are still more than welcome to join us this autumn.

Light Party – Wednesday 31st October

Our Light Party (alternative Halloween) for 4 – 11 year-olds will take place this year on Wednesday 31st October. Look our on NextDoor & Facebook for further information….. Party food, Messy games, crafts, lots of fun! No tricks, only treats! Free of Charge.

Advance Notice – Remembance Day

This year, on Remembrance Day, Sunday 11th November, when we remember the centenary of the end of World War One, we have our usual Service of Remembrance at Chedworth at 10.45 am, where we will be joined by the Chedworth & District Royal British Legion, and also Chedworth Brownies & Guides. However, in addition this year, we also have a Thankful Communion at Coln Rogers at 4pm, followed by refreshments and an exhibition at the Village Hall. This is to celebrate Coln Rogers’ status as a “thankful village” which did not suffer any casualties in World War 1. Please do join us for either or both event.

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.

This event is jointly organised by St Andrews Church and St Andrew’s School PTA. Tickets available from Jon Francis (720974)(email: tiggershouse003@gmail.com), Sheila Bowley (720369) or St Andrew’s School Office (720427). Help us make it a Chedworth St Andrews day to remember!

Advance Notice – Hot Desk!

Look out for the Hot Desk! somewhere in Chedworth at some time during the autumn. Free gift for the first adult (and child) to visit the desk…..

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 invites applications from individuals in Chedworth facing urgent need or hardship.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

Baptisms

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

Wilbur Poole – St Andrew’s, Chedworth – 9th September

Atticus Gurney – St Andrew’s, Chedworth – 9th September