Cheltenham URC News
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information on Services and Events
St Andrew's Prayers - Every 2nd Sunday at 10.15am
This is a new
venture to be led by Bob Alger. It will run for about 20 minutes
before the main service
there will be music,
a short reading
to share concerns and prayer.
We had a very productive craft evening at March’s
meeting, making Easter chicks and Daisies for sale in aid of church funds.
For our April meeting, Helen Briscoe, CEO of
Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove will be joining us to talk about the show
garden the hospice created for the 2016 Malvern Spring Show. There will also
be an opportunity to swap seeds.
The group will meet at St Andrew’s at 7.15. All
'The next meeting of the Reading Group will be on
Wednesday 24 May at 7.30pm. We will meet at the home of Wendy Outram, 24
Cleevemont, Evesham Road, Cheltenham.
The novel we will be discussing is 'The Cold Cold
Ground' by Adrian McKinty. The book is a thriller set in Northern Ireland in
the 1980's. Detective Sean Duffy is an ordinary policeman trying to hunt
down a serial killer at the height of the 'Troubles'.
New members are welcome. Please contact Mary
Cummings for more information
URC BIG DAY OUT
Saturday 20th May 2017
of fun and celebration for the whole United Reformed Church.
Church families and their friends are invited.
will be: Worship for everyone with live music.
Access to Warwick Castle and attractions.
Opportunity to meet up with friends.
£16.50 for adults, £11.00 for 4-16 yr olds, under 4’s Free.
add Cheltenham to the list of churches going.
Please let Maz know if you are interested.
All take place immediately after the morning service. Please try to attend -
this where you can have YOUR say in the running of your Church
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The Annual Church Council Open Meeting for Cheltenham URC is at 7.30 on
Wednesday 24th May at Warden Hill URC Centre. All Welcome
Lent Groups for 2017
All groups are open to everyone.
The Lent Course will be based on Justin Welby’s
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
March and 4th April.
To be held in the URC Centre, Warden Hill from
To buy your book. please contact Maz.
The Lent Course will be the York Course
7th, 14th, 28th March, 11th,
The group meets at Brockworth URC, 2.30pm-4pm.
Contact Maz or Janet Kemp re books.
Cleeve Hill Nursing Home
The Lent course will be the York Course
10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March and 7th April.
The group meets at Cleeve Hill Nursing Home from
Contact Maz or Janet Kemp re books.
After Lent the Group will continue with the
Studies from Isaiah
Prestbury Friday Circle
The weekly Friday Circle at the URC starts at 10 am.
If you are at a loose end on a Friday morning why not drop in for a cup of
tea or coffee? If you want more
than just a chat, there are board and card games to play, quiz’, bingo and
beetle sessions and if you fancy a spot of pampering there are visits from
‘The Nail Lady’ (Revd. Dee) who will send you out well manicured.
For more information
contact Rose on firstname.lastname@example.org
Prestbury May Fayre & Coffee
event will be our Spring Fayre Saturday 6 April from 10 till Noon.
Refreshments as ususal, but also books, cakes, raffle, tombola, toys and
many other stalls.
Keep Fit AND Have Fun!!
Footsloggers meet every month, alternating Mondays and Fridays for
a morning walk, rarely more than 5 miles. Members take turns to organise the
walk and find a suitable lunch venue. We have enjoyed a wide variety of
country pubs as well as the occasional unlicensed establishment.
Walks have taken us all over the county, though steep ‘ups’ and too
many stiles are discouraged! Weather we cannot control – so that is pot
luck. We’d love to have your company, and your dog’s company.
Just get in touch with Tim Odell by e-mail at email@example.com, or Jenny Evans at
If anyone has any wool (any colour) and buttons, I
would welcome them. I am collecting them on behalf of a relative and friend
who are knitting squares and sewing buttons on them to help people suffering
from Alzheimers. These squares are used for occupational therapy as they act
as comforters.Thank you.
Age UK are offering a free service of regular telephone 'chats' to
over-60's who are perhaps alone or not able to see people regularly.
If you know of anyone who would benefit from regular phone calls, you
must get their permission to register them on the scheme. Either you or I
can then do so, on the Age UK website.
St Andrew's Book Exchange
like borrowing books?
Do you have books of any sort, cluttering up the
place that you would be happy to exchange , or give, to the Book Exchange?
St Andrew’s have started a Book Exchange, situated
in the Link Gallery. Available whenever the building is open.
‘Getting to grips with the Bible’(TLS Lite Course of 5 sessions)
An ecumenical course designed to help us be more
confident in reading/understanding the Bible. Open to all.
To be held at Brockworth URC, 2.30pm – 4pm.
Please let Maz know immediately if you are
interested. Transport can be arranged.
CURC Discussion Group
This group exists for general discussion of the
topic led by the speaker.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Put the dates in your diaries……….
Tuesday 25th April
The Bible Society
Tuesday 27th June
The Church in India
Rev Gary Grady
Meetings in future will be at
St Andrew’s, in the Mews room
starting at 7.30.
Word is slowly getting round about the Regeneration
and Repair café. We saw a few return visitors and some new folk.
A new video shows how the cafe works ! See
n 21 have also put up a video about the cafe:
If anyone would like to take ove
r running this event then please
contact Tony Jeans
Cheltenham Christian Arts Festival
Cheltenham Christian Arts Festival will be held from
22nd April to 7th
May at many venues across Cheltenham.
Programme listing booklets are now available at many
venues across town.
St Christopher’s at Warden Hill are hosting a
‘Musicathon’ on Saturday 29th
April, continuous live music throughout the day, and St Andrew’s are hosting
‘Out of the
Ashes’ an evening of jazz and rootsy blues with conversation on Thursday
4th May. Across the Festival there is something for everyone.
THE BIG SING
is part of the Festival, at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday 22nd
Tickets available from Town Hall Box Office
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: firstname.lastname@example.org