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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

Cream Tea at Bagendon at the end of June....

This annual cream tea will take place on Sunday 30th June, from 3 – 5pm at St Margaret’s Church, Bagendon (whatever the weather). Please come and enjoy this village gathering. Everyone is invited and no tickets are required....

Coming up at the end of June....Benefice Service and picnic

There will be a United Benefice Service at Rendcomb on Sunday 30th June at 11am. This will be immediately followed by a bring-your-own picnic in the Village Hall or garden (depending on the weather) from 12 noon – 4pm. Please remember to bring your own picnic. Hot and cold drinks will be available....

Elkstone Open Gardens - Sunday 23rd June

Do come along on 23rd June between 2pm and 6pm to enjoy this popular annual Open Gardens event....

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.

Sunday 23rd June
9:30am - 10:30am -
9:30am - 10:15am -
9:30am - 10:30am -
11:00am - 12:00pm -
11:00am - 12:00pm -
2:00pm - 6:00pm -
Saturday 29th June
Sunday 30th June
11:00am - 12:00pm -
3:00pm - 5:00pm -
Saturday 6th July
10:00am - 4:00pm -
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