The village of Cold Aston stands in peaceful countryside a few miles west of Bourton-on-the-Water and the Fosse Way. A mighty oak tree stands on the village green which is surrounded by Cotswold stone houses and cottages, the village hall, a small school and a friendly pub. Beside the school, set back from the road, is St. Andrew's church, approached by a shaded path that passes a yew tree thought to be over 600 years old. The church building dates back to the 12th century although there are indications that a Saxon church may have stood on the same site. The only archaeologocal trace is the cross shaft now found in the porch. We do have a written record of 904 AD, when Werfith, the Bishop of Worcester, granted land at Cold Aston to a thegn named Wulfsig. Such grants were often made to mark the building of a church. The Christian community in the village continues to worship God in this beautiful building and seeks to serve the community in Cold Aston. We aim to be a friendly and welcoming church. We offer a variety of services in a regular pattern (see below) including a contemporary Family Service. We cherish our connection with the school which also uses the church buidling on a regular basis. In addition to the main Christian festivals, highlights of the church year are a service of Thanksgiving for the annual village Fayre (usually first Sunday in August), Harvest Festival (usually first Sunday in October) and an Animal Blessing Service (usually first Sunday in July).
Regular pattern of services
First Sunday of the month: Matins (BCP), 10.30am
Second Sunday of the month: Cafe Church, 10.30am, Village Hall
Third Sunday of the month: Parish Communion, BCP, 10.30am
Fourth Sunday in the month: Evensong, BCP, 6pm (January, February and March - Compline at 5pm)
Details may be found on the Church noticeboard (inside porch)