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St Andrew's 6th September 10.00 Noon

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Discussion Group

Dates for Discussion Group through the Autumn

Thursday 4th October. The subject will be PRAYER - what is it, how do we do it etc.

Bring some examples for discussion.


Thursday 8th November                BIBLE BOOK CLUB

This will function the same way as a regular book club – only with books from the Bible. First book for discussion will be JONAH. This group will be led by Julie Jefferies. Everyone is welcome to take part, read the book, come to the discussion if you are able.


Future dates for both Discussion Group and Bible Book Club will be decided on 8th November. Please note change from information published in September ‘In Touch’.


We meet at Prestbury URC at 7.30pm. Contact is Janet Kemp



Harvest Harvest Festivals

TCIWH: 10.30 am on Sunday 7 October






Jump 4 Joy at St Andrew’s

These informal, short services for ALL the family will be held on 21st October and 18th November, starting at 9.30am, followed by Breakfast at 10.00am.

On 16th December, Jump4Joy will be taking part in the Nativity and Carol Service, starting at 10.30am.

In September Jump4Joy will join the rest of the church at the Harvest Festival Service on 23rd at 11.00am.

Libby Floyer-Moss


 Autumn Bric-a-Brac at Prestbury on October 6thSale

We will be having a sale on Saturday October 6th from 10.30 until Noon. As well as good quality bric-a-brac, there will be books, toys and cakes for sale as well as a raffle and, of course, refreshments. Do come along to the sale and pick up a bargain!

If you have anything you would like to donate please contact Sylvia Turfrey on or email or the Church will be open on Wednesday 3rd October from 6.30 to 7.30 pm to receive any items for the sale.

Reading Group

‘The next meeting of the Reading Group will take place on Wednesday 21st November at 7.30pm at ‘Karinya’ Swindon Lane. Cheltenham GL50 4PF.

The book we are currently reading is ‘The Bedlam Stacks’ by Natasha Pulley. In 1859, India is ravaged by disease. In desperation, the Indian Office dispatches the injured expeditionary Merrick Tremayne to South America under order to return with cinchona cuttings. The holy town of Bedlam, in Peru, stands at the edge of a mysterious forest. Deep within are cinchona trees, whose bark yields the only known treatment for malaria.

The Group always welcomes new members. If interested please contact Mary Cummings


Changes at the Forum and the St Andrew's Afternoon Teas

The Forum came into being in 2004 with the winding up of the Afternoon Guild. Since then it has met twice a month from September to May, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

We shall continue to meet twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesdays.

In future the meeting on the second Tuesday of the month will be an informal gathering at the St Andrew’s afternoon tea. The meetings on the fourth Tuesday in the month will be in the usual Forum format.

To accommodate these changes there will be a change to the Afternoon Tea dates.

Beginning in October these will switch to the second Tuesday of the month instead of the first.

All Forum meetings and afternoon teas begin at 2.30 pm in the Garden Room, and we shall continue to ask for the small fee of £1.50 for Forum meetings.

Everyone is welcome at any of the Forum or Afternoon Teas and we all look forward to welcoming you and your friends.



PoppyRemembrance Sunday 2018 at St Andrew's

Tony and Janet are planning the service at St Andrew’s on 11th November. This will be the Anniversary of the Armistice, so a very special day. We would like to incorporate stories anyone has of family members, and also have a small display of artefacts. If anyone could help with this we would be most grateful.




Knitters Needed!

Cheltenham Street Pastors are appealing for small items of warm clothing that can be handed out when the weather is very cold. Gloves, especially man-sized and woolly hats would be much appreciated.


Prayer support is always welcome – is that a service you could offer?

More information from Tony Jeans or Ann Gimingham at St Andrew’s

Past Case Review

The United Reformed Church Past Case Review is an open invitation for anyone to raise concerns about the behaviour or conduct of anyone affiliated with the URC since its formation in 1972. Tel. 020 7916 8682, email:


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