What is Cheltenham
United Reformed Church?
Cheltenham United Reformed Church, or CURC for short, is
a close partnership of three separate churches: Prestbury URC, St
Andrew's URC in Montpellier and The Church in Warden Hill.
The Church in Warden Hill is, in its turn, a partnership between the
old Warden Hill URC and its Church of England neighbour across the road, St Christopher's.
Although Sunday worship is now centred on the St Christopher's building,
traditions and practices of each denomination are kept up.
of worship across the three CURC churches are very different; they can even vary
from week-to-week. There are modern family friendly services, traditional
style services and even Anglican services at St Christopher's.
Each separate URC Church is managed by a team of elected and ordained
elders and the same elders manage the CURC as well. Our Ministers are Revd. Maz
Allen ( URC) and from Sept.
2016, Revd. Gary Grady (C of E)'
Each church hosts various different social groups and events, but
every service or social is open to anyone and there is an intermingling
of our congregations.
In addition to the regular Sunday and weekday services across the
CURC there are Bible study
groups, small groups who meet for prayers and the opportunity to explore
spirituality and theology on TLS courses.
There is a lively social life with groups and various activities
catering for all ages - 'from the cradle to the grave'. Not to mention
Coffee Mornings, Church Fairs and Film Shows.
There is something for everyone at Cheltenham URC!