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 & UP2DATE Newsheets in the News Bar.

We have a friendly, fun feel, and meet whenever we can, but especially every Sunday at 10.30am in 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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Mrs Kate Prowse 01242 580022

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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 2nd November 2014 at 5:00 PM for 50 minutes
Coffee
 
Crib Service
A magical Service for children of all ages to really get Christmas off to a great start.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
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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
Coffee
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 Coffee
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 Coffee
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 Coffee
secondsundays@seven
Done and Dusted in a hour, beginning with 15 minutes of refreshments, then15 minutes of songs, 15 minutess of teaching using DVD's, ending with 15 minutes of prayer and silence.
Every second Sunday at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Coffee

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
Coffee

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 Coffee

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 Coffee
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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 2nd November 2014 at 5:00 PM for 50 minutes
Coffee
Crib Service
A magical Service for children of all ages to really get Christmas off to a great start.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Midnight Communion
A special once a year time to come to church. A wonderful way to begin a real Christmas. Reflective, magical, a time to ponder the wonder of the Christ born for us and to remember his death as we celebrate communion together.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly
Christmas Day
Time for family and friends to bring a Christmas gift they have received and to enjoy each other's company on this day of days worshipping Christ the New Born, Risen, and Glorious King.
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly creche
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Philip Smith 3 Deacon Close Cheltenham GL51 3NY 01242 528567

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Clergy: The Revd Canon Stephen Allan BOWEN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14252
Built: 1960
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 16/231)
CofE Church Info: (616231 16/233)
Short URL: acny.uk/14252/
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St. Aidan & St. Silas 'Encouraging Faith in People' : Edinburgh Place, Coronation Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 0HL

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