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, 'And also in the News' 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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01242 580022

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01242 528567 07879456840 (Philip Smith)

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Crib Service
A magical Service for children of all ages to really get Christmas off to a great start.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
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Carols by Candlelight
Carols by Candlelight. Traditional & contemporary Christmas Music interwined with readings in the magical atmosphere of low light saving the planet! Followed by mulled wine, mince pies and other Christmas goodies.
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Scratch Nativity
A fun time for all the family as we tell the Christmas story, dress up as we go along and sing some Christmas songs with tunes everyone will recognise.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Crib Service
A magical Service for children of all ages to really get Christmas off to a great start.
Saturday 24th December 2016 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.
Saturday 24th December 2016 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.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Creche
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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
Every fourth 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 @7
An opportunity to come to church if you can't make a Sunday service.
Every second Saturday at 7:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
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Carols by Candlelight
Carols by Candlelight. Traditional & contemporary Christmas Music interwined with readings in the magical atmosphere of low light saving the planet! Followed by mulled wine, mince pies and other Christmas goodies.
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Scratch Nativity
A fun time for all the family as we tell the Christmas story, dress up as we go along and sing some Christmas songs with tunes everyone will recognise.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Crib Service
A magical Service for children of all ages to really get Christmas off to a great start.
Saturday 24th December 2016 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.
Saturday 24th December 2016 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.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Creche

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 3rd December 2016
 
 
 
St. Aidan & St. Silas 'Encouraging Faith in People' : Oasis Cheltenham, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 7SY - Next to Hesters Way Police Station