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Weekly notices and messages from our Church leadership team.


This Sunday is a ‘Scattered’ Sunday so there is one celebration in the morning at 10am. You can join us either in the church building or online.

For all the details and to book a space – please see our website

We have a wonderful core team of people who serve on the Host Team at our Sunday celebrations, but we are in need of a few more people to spread the load.  If you think you could help out by joining in serving on a Sunday, particularly at The 10 and The 4, please get in touch with Julia Thomson either by emailing or phoning the office on 01242 808780.  We’d love to hear from you.

Saturday 24th October – 10:30am – 12pm

Another of our monthly gatherings – an opportunity for women to gather for worship and learn together.  Hellie Glynn will be speaking on our theme ‘Anxiety to Joy and Peace’.  Why not bring a friend?

Doors open at 10am for a 10:30 start.  The event will also be live-streamed on Youtube from 10:30. 

Click here to book

Home for Good – Fostering Carers needed for Black and Minority Ethnic Children Event (Monday 19th October 2020)

We know that Black children are disproportionately represented in our care system. While Black ethnic groups make up 3% of the general population, they make up 7% of the looked after children population. This event is open to anyone to hear experiences of foster carers and fostering teams who are working to find foster carers to care for Black and Minority Ethnic heritage children.

Watch this video to understand more

Monday 19 October 2020 – ONLINE Sign up here to receive log in information

Home for Good – 2020 Summit (22nd – 27th November Online)
A series of evenings, premiering at 8pm each night.

The Summit is for everyone who cares about vulnerable children, whether you’re a foster carer, kinship carer, special guardian or adoptive parent, or you’re part of the support network around a family. If you’re passionate about the Church responding to the needs of the vulnerable, you’re wondering whether fostering or adoption might be for you now or in the future, or you just want to find out more about the Home for Good vision and how you can get involved. All are welcome!

You can find more information about the summit here:

Update from Abi Read – our mission partner based in Mozambique

‘Our Monday sessions have been a highlight to each week this past month. There has certainly been no shortage of laughter as the teachers continue to engage in the creative activities, dramas and games.’

‘We have just completed our 8th week where we’ve met with our teaching team to talk about different themes of the bible and how it applies to us today.’

Update on Schools
‘Here in Mozambique, the end of the academic year is November/December. As you know, schools are closed due to Covid-19. We have heard that the oldest exam classes are due to return, but as for primary-aged classes, we don’t have any information about their return. We are taking this opportunity while the schools are empty to do some DIY. We are currently painting two of our classrooms, those used by the primary-aged children for additional lessons. Thanks to the contributions from staff and parents at Highnam academy we are able to do this!’

Prayers for:

  • Monday sessions with our teachers
  • Health
  • Protection over the country from Covid-19

‘Thank you for all your support, prayer, thoughts and friendships!’ – Abi 

GLS 2020

This year GLS will be an online only event – and it will be FREE to attend.

Whether you lead at work today – or want to lead in the future, for leaders of today and tomorrow in church and charities – the GLS is an invaluable resources that will help you grow as a leader – with a firm foundation christian foundation – but not forced down your throat so it is suitable to share with your non-christian friends and colleagues.

Here is the link to book your free place at one of the GLS events this year (it is free but you have to book your ‘virtual’ seat):

One Event – Seven Dates

Dates for the GLS Online Experience are:

  • Friday 9 October
  • Thursday 15 October
  • Wednesday 28 October
  • Tuesday 3 November
  • Friday 6 November
  • Friday 13 November
  • Saturday 14 November

Our Annual Meeting is being held on Wednesday 28th October – this year using Zoom

As usual there will be reports on all we did during 2019 and the presentation of our financial accounts – these will be circulated before the meeting.   

Want to invite everyone in the church family to be praying about who should serve us in some key roles

As churchwardens – serving alongside Andrew and the SLT to guide the spiritual and strategic life of our church

As members of our PCC – helping to overseeing the practical running and mission life of the church  

As members of the Cheltenham Deanery Synod – meeting with representatives from other churches across the town to share in prayer, mission initiatives and resources. 

For more detials please see our website here:

We love hearing stories about what God has done in people’s lives.
We also love sharing those stories with others, through creative media and good, old fashioned storytelling! We would love to know what God has been doing in your life. 
Keep in mind that your story is ultimately about giving God glory for what He has done, so specific names of people involved are not necessary.

Your story will be kept confidentially, but we may contact you to request sharing your story at a later date. 

We love to stand with each other in the power of prayer. 

We send out regular emails with requests for prayer. If you’d like to be involved in praying for these needs, or if you have a prayer request of your own, please get in touch.