Benefice of South Cheltenham Churches

Sunday Services

"Come unto me, all that travail and are heavy laden,and I will refresh you." This is a said, traditional language Holy Communion Service with sermon. This quiet service follows the pattern of the Book of Common Prayer.
Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour

Reflective Communion Service with 'thought for the day' based on the morning's Bible readings.
Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes

Holy Communion - Leckhampton St Peter
Sunday at 8:00 AM for 50 minutes

This family-friendly, inclusive service of Holy Communion is our main Sunday service. It includes both traditional and modern hymns and worship songs. Our services follow the seasons of the Church year and our preaching aims to offer intellectual and spiritual challenge. Everyone is welcome to join us for tea and coffee at the back of Church after the service. Children are in Church at the beginning of the service, bringing candles up to the altar in the first hymn and then going to our "Jesus and Me" (JAM) Sunday school. They return for Communion and share with us what they have learnt. Our choir lead the singing. This service usually lasts just over an hour.
Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

Family Eucharist - Leckhampton St Peter
Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
This service is particularly suitable for families There will be a creche during this service Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

Traditional Holy Communion - Cheltenham Emmanuel - God with Us
Traditional Communion service followed by coffee
first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Do join us for coffee afterwards

On the first Sunday of the month, we have an all-age Communion service with children involved in the liturgy, and an all-age address. Our informal worship group and our robed Choir lead our singing. There is often a baptism in the service. It usually lasts less than an hour.
first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

All-Age Communion with modern worship songs and interactive Bible stories and prayers. Lighthouse Groups for Children on 2nd Sundays and for Children and Youth on 4th Sundays.
second and fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

All-age Communion with the music group - Cheltenham Emmanuel - God with Us
The whole church family gathers to share God's story and celebrate his love. Through fun and friendship the Lighthouse children's and teens group helps them learn about their faith.
third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Morning Praise (All-age) - Cheltenham Emmanuel - God with Us
fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour

Morning Service All Age Worship - Warden Hill St Christopher
Generally lay-led with the music group providing the music. All Sunday morning services are at St. Christopher's.
first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 50 minutes
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Family Communion - Warden Hill St Christopher
Normally on the 2nd and 4th Sunday Mornings, alternating between United Reformed Church and Anglican Traditions.
second and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

Morning Worship - Warden Hill St Christopher
Normal on the 3rd Sunday. See link below.
third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour

Holy Communion - Leckhampton St Peter
Sunday at 11:30 AM for 50 minutes

On the first Sunday of the month we have a said Holy Communion service with a short address. On the second and fourth Sundays of the month the choir leads Choral Evensong and we have a sermon. On the third Sunday of the month we have a Taiz Prayer service in our Memorial Chapel. This is a meditative candle-lit service of chants and readings. Chairs are provided but you may wish to bring a floor cushion. From time to time we also meet together with other churches in the south Cheltenham team for joint services hosted by one of our churches.
Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour

Evening Communion - Warden Hill St Christopher
first and third Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour

Choral Evensong - Leckhampton St Peter
first Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour

Evening Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
In chapel
second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ½ hour

Choral Evensong - Warden Hill St Christopher
second and fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Occasionally the 4th Sunday is a Communion Service. Check the link below to find out what type of service it is.

 

Regular Events

Monday

Morning Prayer - Warden Hill St Christopher
Said service.
Every Monday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes
Morning Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Monday at 8:30 AM
Toddler Group - Cheltenham Emmanuel - God with Us
Toddler Group
Term-time Only every Monday at 9:30 AM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly
Evening Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Monday at 7:00 PM

Tuesday

Morning Prayer - Warden Hill St Christopher
Said service.
Every Tuesday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes
Morning Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Tuesday at 8:30 AM
Holy Communion - Warden Hill St Christopher
Said service. Includes MU corporate on 3rd Tuesday. Held at the United Reformed Church Centre Salisbury Avenue (approx 50 yards from St Christopher's)
Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM for ½ hour
Mothers' Union - Warden Hill St Christopher
The MU is a worldwide society whose Aim is the advancement of the Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life. MU Corporate Eucharist is celebrated at 10.30 a.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
Not August every first Tuesday at 2:00 PM for 1½ hours
Coffee
Evening Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM
House Group - Warden Hill St Christopher
Reading commentaries on biblical teaching and listening to tapes and DVDs of eminent speakers on various subject relative to the modern world and our religious beliefs.
Every Tuesday at 8:00 PM for 1½ hours

Wednesday

Morning Prayer - Warden Hill St Christopher
Said service.
Every Wednesday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes
Morning Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Wednesday at 8:30 AM
Wednesday Morning Prayer - Cheltenham Emmanuel - God with Us
In the Chapel
Every Wednesday at 9:00 AM for 40 minutes
Little Shepherds - Warden Hill St Christopher
Short informal service for pre-school children and their (grand)parents and/or carers. Available during School Term times
Term time only every Wednesday at 9:15 AM for 20 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
Evening Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM
Bellringing Practice - Warden Hill St Christopher
There is a bell on the side of the church door to gain admission.
Except Holy week. every Wednesday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly
Healing Service - Leckhampton St Peter
An opportunity for quiet, reflective worship and prayer for wholeness and healing of the world as well as or individual people. Each service also includes the laying on of hands for those who want to receive it.
Every third Wednesday at 8:00 PM

Thursday

Morning Prayer - Warden Hill St Christopher
Said service.
Every Thursday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes
Morning Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Thursday at 8:30 AM
Holy Communion - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Thursday at 9:00 AM
Thursday Holy Communion - Cheltenham Emmanuel - God with Us
A reflective midweek Communion service
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for 40 minutes
Prayer Group - Warden Hill St Christopher
We meet in the church to pray for the needs of the church, the world, the community, the sick and the bereaved. Activities also include Bible Reading and discussion.
Every second and fourth Thursday at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Evening Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Thursday at 5:00 PM

Friday

Morning Prayer - Warden Hill St Christopher
Said service.
Every Friday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes
Morning Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Friday at 8:30 AM
Evening Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Friday at 5:00 PM
Choir Practice - Warden Hill St Christopher
Every Friday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly

Saturday

Morning Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Saturday at 8:30 AM
Evening Prayer - Leckhampton St Peter
Every Saturday at 5:00 PM
 

Other Events

Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 3:18 PM for 1 hour
Join us for a traditional service of carols and readings reflecting on ‘What are you waiting for?’
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 3:18 PM for 1 hour
An alternative reflection on Christmas for those for whom this is a difficult time.
Nine Lessons and Carols - Leckhampton St Philip & St James
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
A traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols Followed by mulled wine and mince pies. This service may not be ideal for younger children.
Blessing of the Crib - Leckhampton St Philip & St James
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 3:30 PM for ¾ hour
Children please come dressed as angels, shepherds and other nativity characters. Please note two service times to avoid the crush!
This service is particularly suitable for families
Blessing of the Crib - Leckhampton St Philip & St James
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Children please come dressed as angels, shepherds and other nativity characters. Please note two service times to avoid the crush!
This service is particularly suitable for families
First Communion of Christmas - Leckhampton St Philip & St James
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour
Monday 25th December 2017 at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Communion service for Christmas Day with children’s talk
This service is particularly suitable for families
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