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

Weddings & Baptisms:
Team Administrator:
Mrs Kate Prowse 01242 580022

Email goes through to Vicar Philip Smith
01242 528567 07879456840 (Philip Smith) or 01242 515419 (Answerphone for Oasis Cheltenham)
No email contact is available, please try the diocesan web site
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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
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
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


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


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 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
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 Coffee Common Worship



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

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Cafe / Restaurant
Audio-Visual 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 16/231)
CofE Church Info: (616233 16/233)
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The current editor is: Philip Smith

This page was last updated on Saturday 30th January 2016
St. Aidan & St. Silas 'Encouraging Faith in People' : Oasis Cheltenham, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham, Next to Hesters Way Police Station, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 7SY


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