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Churn Valley Church

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Our benefice of nine parishes lies along the upper reaches of the River Churn which rises at Seven Springs near Coberley just South of Cheltenham. The river flows from the Cotswold Edge towards Stratton, one mile north of Cirencester then onwards onto the Thames Valley plain.

The Cotswold Hills have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Churn Valley is sparsely populated with villages nestling beside the river. The countryside is ideal for walking, cycling or riding.

Please come and join us!

Read the Rector's welcome

The Revd David Minns
Rector, Churn Valley Benefice

August date for the diary!

Coberley's annual Village Fete will be taking place on Bank Holiday Monday - 26th August - at Coberley School. Please come along.........

Churchyard cleanup evening in Colesbourne

If you would like to help tidy up St James' churchyard, please come along on Thursday 25th July from 6.30pm......

Evensong Service coming up at North Cerney

Come along and enjoy the music at an Evensong Service in All Saints, North Cerney, on Sunday 21st July starting at 6pm....

Churn Valley Benefice covers nine parishes:

Bagendon - St Margaret's
Baunton - St Mary Magdalene
Coberley - St Giles
Colesbourne - St James
Cowley - St Mary the Virgin
Elkstone - St John the Evangelist
North Cerney - All Saints
Rendcomb - St Peter
Stratton - St Peter

The CofE also has three primary schools:

Coberley   North Cerney   Stratton

Stratton near Cirencester is a suburban environment with both long-established and more recent housing estates. The benefice has three CofE Controlled Primary Schools and I am a Foundation Governor of North Cerney and Stratton schools whilst the Revd Cliff Pooley is a Foundation Governor of Coberley Primary School.

Rendcomb College is a well-regarded independent school with 100 boarders and 300 day pupils, it has its own Chaplain. The National Star College in Coberley is an independent specialist further education college for people with physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries and associated learning difficulties. This college has a multi-faith outreach worker.

Thursday 25th July
6:30pm - 8:30pm -
Sunday 28th July
9:30am - 10:30am -
9:30am - 10:15am -
9:30am - 10:30am -
11:00am - 12:00pm -
11:00am - 12:00pm -
11:00am - 12:00pm -
Thursday 15th August
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