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Churn Valley Church
October 2018

Monday 1st October 2018 09:30Daily OfficeThe 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 2nd October 2018 10:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The PloughTuesdays 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 GroupIf you're interested in hearing Stephen Rowley tell the story of the Mummers in Gloucestershire do come along to Stratton Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm. All are most welcome.
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 09:00Prayer meeting at ElkstoneThe 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 worshipMorning Prayer or Holy Communion if a priest is available
19:00Bible Study in CowleyJesus 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 October 2018 10:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The PloughTuesdays 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!
14:00Wedding - St Mary, Cowley
Saturday 6th October 2018 19:00Stratton St Peter's Harvest SupperCome along to the Plough Inn, Gloucester Road, 7 for 7.30pm for a convivial Harvest Supper. Tickets cost £10 for adults, or £5 for children, and are available from Church or Judith Wood on: 01285 652713 e: wood.judith@yahoo.co.uk
Sunday 7th October 2018 11:00Rendcomb's Harvest FestivalA College and Parish Harvest Festival Service
16:00Stratton 20/20 - informal service for all ages
Monday 8th October 2018 09:30Daily OfficeThe 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 October 2018 10:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The PloughTuesdays 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 10th October 2018 09:00Prayer meeting at ElkstoneThe 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 worshipMorning Prayer or Holy Communion if a priest is available
Thursday 11th October 2018 10:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The PloughTuesdays 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!
Saturday 13th October 2018 14:00Cirencester Philharmonia Preparation and Concert, StrattonSt Peter's Stratton is booked during these hours to allow the Cirencester Philharmonia Orchestra time to prepare for their Autumn Concert which will be held in the Church in the evening (concert start time tbc).
19:00Bring and share Harvest Supper ElkstoneThere is no ticket cost for this joyful Autumn event but please bring a shepherds' pie or a fruity pudding to share. We also ask people to make a donation to our chosen charity which this year is 'Send a Cow'. The latter has been helping families in Africa grow their own food, confidence and aspirations for over 30 years now. We are delighted to welcome Simon Trapnell, Director of Nature in Art and representing Send a Cow as our speaker on 13th October. All donations given will be donated to one of the poorest countries in the the world, Burundi. Do come and join us!
Sunday 14th October 2018 09:30StrattonMorning worship
09:30BauntonHoly Communion
09:30BagendonHoly Communion (BCP)
09:30ColesbourneHoly Communion (BCP)
10:00ElkstoneFamily Service
11:00North CerneyHoly Communion
11:00CoberleyMorning Prayer
16:00StrattonChoral Evensong (BCP)
Monday 15th October 2018 09:30Daily OfficeThe 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 October 2018 10:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The PloughTuesdays 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 October 2018 09:00Prayer meeting at ElkstoneThe 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 worshipMorning Prayer or Holy Communion if a priest is available
Thursday 18th October 2018 09:00School's Harvest Festival Service in St Peter's, StrattonStratton C of E Primary School will be celebrating Harvest in St Peter's, Stratton, this morning.
10:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The PloughTuesdays 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 19th October 2018 18:45Piano Recital in aid of St Margaret's Church, BagendonA rare opportunity to enjoy a Piano Recital by Tony Hymas at Rendcomb College. This is in aid of St Margaret’s Church, Bagendon. Tickets at £20 each will include wine and canapes. Numbers are very restricted so please book early by contacting Alison Saunders on: 01285 831352 or email: asaunders@ames1.me.uk
Saturday 20th October 2018 14:30Wedding - St Mary, Cowley
Sunday 21st October 2018 09:30StrattonAll Age Worship
11:00CowleyHoly Communion
11:00ElkstoneMorning Prayer
Monday 22nd October 2018 09:30Daily OfficeThe 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 October 2018 10:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The PloughTuesdays 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 October 2018 09:00Prayer meeting at ElkstoneThe 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 worshipMorning Prayer or Holy Communion if a priest is available
Thursday 25th October 2018 10:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The PloughTuesdays 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 October 2018 00:00Wedding - St Giles, CoberleyTime tbc.
Saturday 27th October 2018 17:00Wedding Blessing - St Mary, Cowley
Sunday 28th October 2018 09:30CoberleyHoly Communion (BCP)
09:30ColesbourneMatins
10:00ElkstoneSongs of Praise
11:00North CerneyMatins
11:00RendcombHoly Communion
17:00WW1 Commemorative Concert, ElkstoneA concert of words together with interludes of live and recorded music at St John’s Parish Church, Elkstone reflecting the events of the Great War with particular reference to the men and women of the parish of Elkstone, as well as the county of Gloucestershire and beyond. Led by the Clergy and members of the congregation we will explore the works of people with Gloucestershire associations such as Ivor Gurney, Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams and how the events of that period impacted upon them. Theresa Hester who is Finzi’s granddaughter has kindly agreed to play live for us All are welcome! If you would like further information or would like to take part, help or contribute to this special evening please contact Sylvie Pierce or myself. Tickets are now available at £10, and will include light refreshments. Proceeds to be shared equally between The Royal British Legion and the Fabric Fund of Elkstone Parish Church. Please e-mail me at the address below to reserve your tickets. Brian Howlett Treasurer Elkstone PCC brianhowlett21@ gmail.com
17:00Elkstone WW1 concertEchoes of World War One: A Commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice November 11th 1918 On Sunday 28th October at 17.00 there will be a concert of words and music at St John’s Parish Church, Elkstone reflecting on the events of the Great War with particular reference to the men and women of the parish of Elkstone, Gloucestershire and beyond. Led by the Clergy and members of the congregation we will explore the works of people with Gloucestershire associations such as Ivor Gurney, Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughn Williams and how the events of that period impacted upon them. Tickets at £10 will include refreshments. Proceeds to be shared equally between The Royal British Legion and the Fabric Fund of Elkstone Parish Church. If you would like further information or would like to help or contribute to this special evening please contact a member of Elkstone PCC. Brian Howlett Treasurer Elkstone PCC brianhowlett21@ gmail.com
Monday 29th October 2018 09:30Daily OfficeThe 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 October 2018 10:00St Peter’s Pop-in at The PloughTuesdays 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 31st October 2018 09:00Prayer meeting at ElkstoneThe 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 worshipMorning Prayer or Holy Communion if a priest is available