A warm welcome awaits you in all our churches!
Our churches are regularly
used for weddings!
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Church services are varied across the Benefice and include Communion, Morning Prayer, sung Eucharist, Evensong, Team led services, Songs of Praise plus United Benefice services every few months and our monthly WORSHIP TOGETHER BENEFICE service held on every second Sunday. A wonderful time of praise and coming together, sharing refreshments afterwards and collecting gifts for the Food Bank. There are also other services with children in mind, Messy Church and special celebrations eg. processions to church (sometimes with a donkey on Palm Sunday), Christingle, Carol Services, Harvest Festival, Mothering Sunday and others. The parishes have strong lay leadership teams.
Other special events include Harvest suppers and lunches, the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Preservation Trust Cycle Ride, the Five Parish Fun Ride, and St. Andrewstide Walk from Gloucester Cathedral to Tewkesbury Abbey.
Church music in all its variety is very important in the Benefice. There is a small band that leads us in our Worship Together services. They also take part in other special services from time to time.
There are home groups, men’s and women’s breakfast clubs, a Local Mission Team and a range of other Benefice initiatives. A strong interest in the global community and mission is lived out through imaginative projects like our ‘harvest of tools’, and support of Gloucester Food Bank, Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, Samaras Aid, Christian Aid, Send a Cow, other agencies and specific projects at home and abroad.
Each of the parishes is distinct and we see that distinctiveness as a strength. But we also have a commitment, vision and a desire to move forward together in faith as one Benefice. To help us do this we spent over a year working together to develop a new Benefice Vision which we are now starting to put into practice.