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April 2019

Monday 1st April 201909:30Daily Office
The clergy team meet for prayer on most Monday mornings and we extend a warm welcome to parishioners who may like to join in. We alternate between Cowley and Stratton parish churches so if in doubt please contact one of the Revds: David, Arthur and Cliff (see Meet the Team)
18:00St Peter's Church Stratton's APCM
This will take place in Stratton Rectory and will include 'bring and share' refreshments.
Tuesday 2nd April 201900:00Confirmation Service Rendcomb
There will be a confirmation service in St Peter's Church, Rendcomb, with Bishop Robert. Some of the confirmation candidates are students from the College, and some are adults from the village community.
09:00Easter Experience at St Peter's, Stratton
Some primary school students will be enjoying an 'Easter Experience' this morning in Stratton Church, led by members of the congregation of St Peter's.
10:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The Plough
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 at The Plough on Gloucester Road. An opportunity for anyone in the community to pop in for a chat. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Do come along and bring your friends. Open to the whole benefice of course!
19:00Stratton Tuesday Group
Arthur Ball is our guest speaker this month and he will be telling us about his adventures in Panama. His talk will include some lovely slides showing the Birds and Butterflies which he managed to photograph on his travels. We look forward to meeting friends and visitors at Stratton Village Hall, Stratton, Cirencester, from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Any questions, please contact Judith Wood on: 01285 652713 or e: wood.judith@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday 3rd April 201909:00Prayer meeting at Elkstone
The prayer meeting at Elkstone parish church has been going for many years and the scope has recently broaden out to cover the Churn Valley Benefice. All welcome! Further details from the Revd Arthur Champion Tel: 01242-870402
10:00Stratton mid-week worship
Morning Prayer or Holy Communion if a priest is available
12:30Lent Soup Lunch Stratton
Do come along to Stratton Rectory and enjoy a soup lunch with others. Donations will be welcome for 'Water Aid'.
19:00Bible Study in Cowley
Jesus calls us to be like seasoning, which brings out the best flavour in food instead of being too much like the world around us. “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?” (Matthew 5: 13)
These meetings are open to all comers and are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the New Rectory in
Cowley (post code for sat/nav:“GL53 9NJ”).
We start with a 10-minute Bible-based presentation to generate some discussion about how to live out our faith in the complexities of the modern world. Our meetings open and close in prayer. At some point we will conduct a review and make changes according to the needs of the regular participants. Further details are available from the Revd Arthur Champion: 01242 870402.
Thursday 4th April 201910:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The Plough
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 at The Plough on Gloucester Road. An opportunity for anyone in the community to pop in for a chat. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Do come along and bring your friends. Open to the whole benefice of course!
19:30Lent Course
Sessions will be held at 7:30 – 9:00pm at Stratton Rectory. The course will be led by Rev. David Minns and Mark Venn. This year we will be following the Diocesan course “Shapes for Living”. Information can be found on the Diocesan wabsite at the link given. https://www.gloucester.anglican.org/your-ministry/shapes-for-living/ The topics for individual weeks are: relating, praying, working, playing, growing. Contact Mark Venn (01285 831209, email mark.w.venn@btinternet.com) for futher details.
Sunday 7th April 201909:30Stratton
Holy Communion
09:30Bagendon
Matins
10:00Colesbourne
Matins
11:00Elkstone
A chance to hear from, and meet, Ben & Faith Newton, the front line mission partners of Elkstone Church and some other supporters in the benefice. Please join us in Elkstone on Sunday 7th April for some or all of the following: 11.00am - A relatively informal service in St John's, Elkstone, featuring a short talk by Ben and Faith about the challenging work they are involved in, followed by a Q&A session. 11.40am - Coffee and an opportunity to chat with Faith and Ben. 12.10pm - Holy Communion (entirely optional) for about 20 minutes. 12.45 for 1.00pm - Bring and share lunch in Elkstone Village Hall.
11:00Cowley
Morning Prayer
11:00North Cerney
Holy Communion
Monday 8th April 201909:30Daily Office
The clergy team meet for prayer on most Monday mornings and we extend a warm welcome to parishioners who may like to join in. We alternate between Cowley and Stratton parish churches so if in doubt please contact one of the Revds: David, Arthur and Cliff (see Meet the Team)
Tuesday 9th April 201910:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The Plough
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 at The Plough on Gloucester Road. An opportunity for anyone in the community to pop in for a chat. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Do come along and bring your friends. Open to the whole benefice of course!
10:30Communion Service at Stratton Court Care Home
Revd David Minns will lead this Communion Service, which is due to be held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Stratton Court Care Home, Gloucester Road, Stratton. Non Care-home residents are very welcome to attend.
Wednesday 10th April 201909:00Prayer meeting at Elkstone
The prayer meeting at Elkstone parish church has been going for many years and the scope has recently broaden out to cover the Churn Valley Benefice. All welcome! Further details from the Revd Arthur Champion Tel: 01242-870402
10:00Stratton mid-week worship
Morning Prayer or Holy Communion if a priest is available
Thursday 11th April 201910:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The Plough
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 at The Plough on Gloucester Road. An opportunity for anyone in the community to pop in for a chat. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Do come along and bring your friends. Open to the whole benefice of course!
19:30Lent Course
Sessions will be held at 7:30 – 9:00pm at Stratton Rectory. The course will be led by Rev. David Minns and Mark Venn. This year we will be following the Diocesan course “Shapes for Living”. Information can be found on the Diocesan wabsite at the link given. https://www.gloucester.anglican.org/your-ministry/shapes-for-living/ The topics for individual weeks are: relating, praying, working, playing, growing. Contact Mark Venn (01285 831209, email mark.w.venn@btinternet.com) for futher details.
Sunday 14th April 201900:00Baunton
You are invited to join All Saints, in North Cerney, for a Palm Sunday Service at 11am
00:00Bagendon
You are invited to join All Saints Church, in North Cerney, for a Palm Sunday Service at 11am.
00:00Stratton
You are invited to join All Saints Church, in North Cerney, for a Palm Sunday Service at 11am.
09:30Colesbourne
Holy Communion BCP
10:00Elkstone
Morning Prayer Palm Sunday Service.
11:00North Cerney
Palm Sunday Service. Meet at 10.45am on the village green to sing and then process after the donkey to All Saints for the service.
11:00Coberley
Morning Prayer
16:00Rendcomb
Songs of Praise Service. This will be followed by tea and cake!
Monday 15th April 201909:30Daily Office
The clergy team meet for prayer on most Monday mornings and we extend a warm welcome to parishioners who may like to join in. We alternate between Cowley and Stratton parish churches so if in doubt please contact one of the Revds: David, Arthur and Cliff (see Meet the Team)
Tuesday 16th April 201910:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The Plough
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 at The Plough on Gloucester Road. An opportunity for anyone in the community to pop in for a chat. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Do come along and bring your friends. Open to the whole benefice of course!
Wednesday 17th April 201909:00Prayer meeting at Elkstone
The prayer meeting at Elkstone parish church has been going for many years and the scope has recently broaden out to cover the Churn Valley Benefice. All welcome! Further details from the Revd Arthur Champion Tel: 01242-870402
10:00Stratton mid-week worship
Morning Prayer or Holy Communion if a priest is available
19:15Lent course in Cowley
Agape and informal HC. Refreshments will be served from 7.00pm; meeting starts at 7.15pm in Cowley Rectory and ends at 9.00pm. Further details from the Revd Arthur on: 01242 870402.
Thursday 18th April 201910:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The Plough
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 at The Plough on Gloucester Road. An opportunity for anyone in the community to pop in for a chat. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Do come along and bring your friends. Open to the whole benefice of course!
18:00Maundy Thursday Service
Please come along to this evening Holy Communion Service in St John’s Church, Elkstone.
Friday 19th April 201909:00Annual Good Friday Pilgrimage
Our annual Good Friday Pilgrimage takes place today across the benefice. Keen walkers can start at Coberley at 9:00am to visit the churches in the Northern end of the Benefice; meet at Colesbourne church at 8:45am for travel to Coberley. The walk around the Southern end starts at Rendcomb church at 1:00pm, finishing at Stratton at around 4:00pm. As usual there will be a short meditation at each church. For more details please contact Mark Venn: mark.w.venn@btinternet.com
10:00Meditation at the Cross in Coberley
All are most welcome to come to this Good Friday occasion.
Sunday 21st April 2019 St Mary Magdalene (Baunton)
Feast day
05:55Stratton - Sunrise Service
Please meet in the car park by St Peter’s Church, Stratton, at 5.40am for the walk along the footpath to our viewpoint in the fields. The service will start by 5.55am and will last for around 15 minutes. We shall then return to the Rectory for a breakfast of bacon sandwiches. It's a lovely way to start Easter Day 'very early in the morning,' as did the women who visited Jesus' tomb and found it empty. So please do come along.
09:30Bagendon
Holy Communion BCP
09:30Baunton
Holy Communion
09:30Colesbourne
Holy Communion
09:30Stratton
All age HC Easter Day service
11:00Elkstone
Easter Sunday Service, followed by an Easter egg hunt in the Churchyard.
11:00Cowley
Holy Communion
11:00North Cerney
HC Easter Service
Monday 22nd April 201909:30Daily Office
The clergy team meet for prayer on most Monday mornings and we extend a warm welcome to parishioners who may like to join in. We alternate between Cowley and Stratton parish churches so if in doubt please contact one of the Revds: David, Arthur and Cliff (see Meet the Team)
Tuesday 23rd April 201910:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The Plough
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 at The Plough on Gloucester Road. An opportunity for anyone in the community to pop in for a chat. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Do come along and bring your friends. Open to the whole benefice of course!
Wednesday 24th April 201909:00Prayer meeting at Elkstone
The prayer meeting at Elkstone parish church has been going for many years and the scope has recently broaden out to cover the Churn Valley Benefice. All welcome! Further details from the Revd Arthur Champion Tel: 01242-870402
10:00Stratton mid-week worship
Morning Prayer or Holy Communion if a priest is available
Thursday 25th April 201910:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The Plough
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 at The Plough on Gloucester Road. An opportunity for anyone in the community to pop in for a chat. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Do come along and bring your friends. Open to the whole benefice of course!
Friday 26th April 201919:00Baunton's Annual Parochial Church Meeting
This will be held in the Church and will include the election of a new Churchwarden. After three years our current Churchwarden has decided not to stand for re-election. The PCC would therefore like to hear from anyone who qualifies and feels that they could take on the role. All parishioners, whether on the church electoral roll or not, are welcome to attend. At the meeting the PCC also hopes to describe and demonstrate its plans for the future of the church building including improvements to the heating, seating and toilet facilities.
Saturday 27th April 201910:30APCM Bagendon
Bagendon's Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in St Margaret's Church this morning.
Sunday 28th April 201909:30Baunton
Holy Communion
09:30Bagendon
Holy Communion (CW)
09:30Colesbourne
Matins
09:30Coberley
Holy Communion BCP
11:00Stratton
Holy Communion
11:00North Cerney
Matins
Monday 29th April 201909:30Daily Office
The clergy team meet for prayer on most Monday mornings and we extend a warm welcome to parishioners who may like to join in. We alternate between Cowley and Stratton parish churches so if in doubt please contact one of the Revds: David, Arthur and Cliff (see Meet the Team)
Tuesday 30th April 201910:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The Plough
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 at The Plough on Gloucester Road. An opportunity for anyone in the community to pop in for a chat. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Do come along and bring your friends. Open to the whole benefice of course!
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