The United Benefice of Withington, Sevenhampton with Charlton Abbots, Hawling, Whittington, Dowdeswell and Andoversford, Shipton and Cold Salperton
Welcome to the Coln River Group of Parishes
"Knowing, and showing, the love of Christ in our communities
We'd be delighted to help you find out about getting married in church, or about Baptism (or 'Christening').
We can also give you guidance about arranging a Funeral. You can find more information on the Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals page of this site.
Coln River Community Church
Worship space, office & meeting rooms.
Many of the children's activities including 'Toddler Play & Praise' and 'Explore', the monthly breakfast service take place here.
As a church community in our villages we believe that through Jesus Christ, God welcomes everyone, so we try to do the same.
Like any church community, some of us have a lot of faith, some of us have little. However, we journey with each other, through good times and bad, as we live out our faith in these villages and communities.
You will see on these pages that we offer a wide range of styles and times of church service and activity, to which all are welcome, and that these are not just on Sundays.
We have a thriving Toddler Group at the Community Church in Andoversford; midweek 'House Groups' across the Benefice; groups for children and young people; bell ringing; a choir. We offer courses on exploring what Christianity is about – both for those who are sceptical, and those who are less so. We have good links with the two schools in the Benefice, Withington C of E Primary School and Andoversford Primary School, and go in weekly to “Open the Book” during assembly time. We hold various social events, including curry evenings and pudding evenings.
We look forward to meeting you.
Do contact us if you would like to know more.
Revd Colin Randall
We are taking a survey about the future of our churches once life starts to get back to something a bit more normal.
The survey is available on-line or from Colin as a hard copy. Please click here to fill in the survey,
it should take no more than 5 minutes. Thank you