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The United Benefice of Withington, Sevenhampton with Charlton Abbots, Hawling, Whittington, Dowdeswell and Andoversford, Shipton and Cold Salperton

Some of the events in October

Gifts of tinned or packaged food gratefully received for the "CCP Foodshare Project" at The Community Church Andoversford, Sevenhampton and Charlton Abbots and Shipton churches, Rhodes Memorial Hall, Brockhampton.  It's a foodbank for people in the Cheltenham and North Cotswolds area. 


Our next Engage Evening is on October 20th 7pm
In October, we have another ‘live’ speaker at Engage. Paul Williams, who is the Chief Executive of the Bible Society, and who moved into Withington at the end of last year, will be our speaker. Paul Williams previously worked for over a decade in business in London and then as an academic theologian in Canada. He is the visionary behind ReFrame, an innovative resource for whole-life discipleship, produced by Regent College, Vancouver, where he holds a Research Professorship of Marketplace Theology and Leadership. Paul is passionate about helping the Church read the Bible in the marketplace and engage missionally in contemporary culture. He is married to Sarah and they have two adult daughters, Hannah and Emilia.
The Bible Society says that we live in a world where too many people don’t engage with the Bible. In some parts of the world, the Scriptures are difficult to access or are simply unavailable. In this country, the Bible is readily available but has lost its significance and its value is unrecognised by millions. We’re working hard here at home and in key areas across the world to change this. We take the Bible and find ways to translate and distribute it, create digital formats, advocate for its place in society and help people relate to and make sense of it in their everyday lives. All our efforts are driven by one conviction: we believe that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change – for good. (from the Bible Society web site. Paul will share about all that is going on at the Bible Society at the moment, including its work through Open the Book.  Everybody very welcome.

Craft Group
Monday 21st October

1-3pm at the Community Church, Andoversford
Come along, have a cuppa and have a go at making something. Different craft activity demonstrated every month.
Contact Pippa for more information on 820258 or just turn up!

All very welcome


Sunday 13th October

Breakfast from 10.15am for
a 10.45am start.
Think and talk. Be creative. Relax. 

All ages welcome.


13th October
2pm – 6pm

Andoversford Community Church
Wondering what to do with your Sunday afternoon? Come and play a game with us (ages 8+). We have a huge range of games, no experience necessary. Stay for the whole afternoon or just part whatever suits you.
If you have a question you can call Orhan on 0754 5215298.

Tuesday 15th October

from 3.30pm in Withington Village Hall.

Crafts, songs, hot meal.

All very welcome.

Children must be accompanied by an adult


Due to work on the church roof there
will be no services at Whittington until November 2019

Coln River Group
Annual Memorial

(All Souls) Service

On Sunday, 3rd November at 3pm in the afternoon we shall be holding our annual memorial service. This will be at the Coln River Community Church. The service will provide a quiet and reflective time in which loved ones who have died can be remembered by name and thanks can be given to God for them.

During the service we shall be reading out a list of names of those you would like us to remember. We shall be inviting by letter those whom we know who have experienced bereavement during since last year, but this is a broad invitation to anyone who would find this helpful, the person remembered may be a relative or friend. The person can be remembered by name whether or not you are able to come to the service, although we hope that the service will be helpful to all who do come. There will be light refreshments after the service.

If you would like your loved one mentioned by name please contact Administrator, Lindsey Crane, and let her know. It would be helpful to have both your name as well as the name of the person you wish to be remembered. You can speak to her on 01242 820404 on Tuesday mornings, or leave a message on that answerphone, or if you would prefer, email her
Colin Randall