St Andrew, Eastleach

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We are a friendly village church which specializes in traditional Book of Common Prayer [BCP] worship (ie in seventeenth-century language). We are one of the "CHEQS" parishes in the South Cotswold Team Ministry.

The church building retains many original Norman features, particularly in the porch and doorway;  the saddle-back tower was added in the thirteenth or fourteenth century.  The base of a fourteenth-century cross stands in the churchyard.  Inside the church, the shaft of the lectern was originally in Tewkesbury Abbey:  it came into the possession of a parishioner who used it as a parrot-stand, and on the demise of the bird she returned it to its original purpose.

Just over the River Leach is the church of St Michael & St Martin, sometimes known as Bouthrop church, which also has Norman origins.  John Keble, an early leader of the 'Oxford Movement', started his ordained ministry as Curate of this church.  The building is no longer used for regular worship, and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

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Rev John Partington
The Vicarage, Church Lane, Coln St Aldwyns, GL7 5AG
01285 750332 (Team Vicar)

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Morning Prayer ("Matins")
A service of morning prayer using traditional language, with hymns & canticles
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Resumes Sunday 19th April 2015
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
A service of Holy Communion using traditional language, with hymns
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Resumes Sunday 10th May 2015
Book of Common Prayer


Evening Prayer
A service of Evening Prayer using traditional language, without a sermon or hymns
Every fourth Wednesday at 6:30 PM for 25 minutes
Resumes Wednesday 22nd April 2015
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Easter Communion
Sunday 5th April 2015 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Morning Prayer
Sunday 12th April 2015 at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Keble Commemorative Evensong (in Bouthrop church)
Choral Evensong with the choir of Keble College Oxford, in Bouthrop church (the 'other' church in Eastleach).
Wednesday 6th May 2015 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Village Fete
Saturday 29th August 2015 at 12:00 PM
Youth Group Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Tower Guidebooks / notes Organ Church Open Nurture Courses Back to Church Sunday Assistance Dogs

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Nurture Courses

We regularly run the Parenting Course, the Parenting Teenagers Course, the Marriage Course and Alpha - please ask you details

Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14335
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: CHELTENHAM (162)
Deanery: CIRENCESTER (16203)
Benefice: South Cotswold Team Ministry (16/098CM)
Parish Legal Name: Eastleach (160315 16/315)
CofE Church Info: (616315 16/315)
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The current editor is: John Partington

St Andrew , on the north side of the river Leach, Eastleach, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NH