St. Aidan & St. Silas 'Encouraging Faith in People', Cheltenham

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Welcome! We are a small urban community church with a BIG heart, part of the Anglican Parish of West Cheltenham, that includes St. Barnabas, and St. Mark. Check out our weekly Sunday Notice sheets, 'Live Laugh Love Pray' Newsheets, and Termly Programme in the News Bar.

We have a friendly, fun feel, and meet whenever we can, but especially every Sunday at 10.30am in The Oasis Centre next to St. Aidan on Coronation Square. We look forward to visitors and provide clear service sheets and instructions.

We hope people can feel they belong first, and each person's faith is encouraged to flourish at their own pace.

Our strap line is: 'Encouraging Faith in People', for we want people to believe in the living God, in Christ, but we also want to believe in people as well. We seek to be encouraging like Aidan, faithful like Silas, and just like Jesus.

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Vicar: Rev Philip Smith
3 Deacon Close Cheltenham,GL51 3NY

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Souper Friday Coffee Shop
Enjoy some home made soup and a roll on the first Friday of every month at midday.
Every first Friday at 12:00 PM for 40 minutes
 
Sophie's Bistro Evening
We provide: the atmosphere, candles, music, serviettes, hotplates, cutlery, glasses, some Take-away Menus, water, squash, tea & coffee, waiter service, & the washing up! Including some in-house cabaret entertainment! You bring yourself, your family & friends, wine, beer or soft drinks, your own Take-Away Menus. You phone your order through and get them to deliver to St. Aidan. Or call in at the chippy or take-away on the way and we'll heat it up if needed. Or bring a microwave meal, or simple ready made meal (pizza etc.) and we will heat it!
Friday 1st September 2017 at 6:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
 
Memorial Service
A time to remember those we loved who have died, to pray, light a candle and be together. Also followed by a light tea for those who wish to stay.
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 5:00 PM for 50 minutes
Refreshments
 
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Sunday

The 9am Monthly Service
A monthly reflective way to start the week. Not an alternative to our monthly All Age but an opportunity to come to church early if you are wanting to go out for the day. Usually has the same teaching as the 10.30am.
Every first Sunday at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments
All Age
A fun informal service where we all stay together and learn from each other.
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 55 minutes
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Communion
Following songs and a talk we celebrate communion in a variety of ways: in the round, at the communion rail, or centrally from our lovely Nave Table made from the Princess Elizabeth Oak Tree. We also give communion to children before confirmation.
Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments
Morning Praise
A Service of the Word in a variety of styles. There's always a spot for the children before they leave for their own activities, then they return near the end to show what they've been doing.
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments

Wednesday

Midweek Communion at St. Mark
A Said Communion service held in St. Mark, Church Road. Lasts about 40 minutes followed with tea , coffee and great cakes.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 40 minutes
Refreshments

Friday

Friday Coffee Shop & Family Space Drop-In
Take a break from shopping at the weekly Coronation Square Market. We offer simple refreshments and great company. The coffee's Fair Trade so it doesn't leave a bad taste in the mouth!
Every Friday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Souper Friday Coffee Shop
Enjoy some home made soup and a roll on the first Friday of every month at midday.
Every first Friday at 12:00 PM for 40 minutes

Saturday

Saturday Cafe
A chill-out zone for families and anyone. We will entertain the kids whilst you read the papers and have a chat. Simple refreshments, bouncy castle, crafty stuff, bell ringing, and a Fischy Music sing-a-long to round off a good morning.
Every first Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
2nd Saturday @6
An opportunity to come to church if you can't make a Sunday service.
Every second Saturday at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
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Sophie's Bistro Evening
We provide: the atmosphere, candles, music, serviettes, hotplates, cutlery, glasses, some Take-away Menus, water, squash, tea & coffee, waiter service, & the washing up! Including some in-house cabaret entertainment! You bring yourself, your family & friends, wine, beer or soft drinks, your own Take-Away Menus. You phone your order through and get them to deliver to St. Aidan. Or call in at the chippy or take-away on the way and we'll heat it up if needed. Or bring a microwave meal, or simple ready made meal (pizza etc.) and we will heat it!
Friday 1st September 2017 at 6:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Memorial Service
A time to remember those we loved who have died, to pray, light a candle and be together. Also followed by a light tea for those who wish to stay.
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 5:00 PM for 50 minutes
Refreshments

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Floodlight

wifi Free wifi      
Cafe / Restaurant
Audio-Visual
www.backtochurch.com Hall for Hire Philip Smith 3 Deacon Close Cheltenham GL51 3NY 01242 528567
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14252
Style of worship: Varied, diverse & fun!
Our Patron: CPAS
Archdeaconry: CHELTENHAM (162)
Deanery: CHELTENHAM (16201)
Benefice: Cheltenham St Mark (16/051 K)
Parish Legal Name: St. Mark Cheltenham (160231 )
CofE Church Info: (616233 16/233)
Short URL: acny.uk/14252/
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The current editor is: Philip Smith

This page was last updated on Saturday 1st July 2017
 
 
 
St. Aidan & St. Silas 'Encouraging Faith in People' : Oasis Cheltenham, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 7SY - Next to Hesters Way Police Station

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