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It is planned for public worship to resume at St Andrews and Warden Hill on 6 September 2020. This will be in a COVID safe manner and sugject to government regulations at the time.

St Christopher's is already open for private prayer (see for further details)

In the meantime, all services and all  social groups continue to be SUSPENDED.

The Church magazine is available at ITonline.aspx. In this time of crisis we have instituted a The Pewsheet Without Any Pews to share news and information. If you would like your own copy, please email to be included.

The URC has made available 'Daily Devotions'  to sustain us all in these trying times

There are also worship materials from Roots

There are many broadcast services weekly:

If you should need the services of a Minister at this time please email


When life gets back to normal......

Pastoral Teas

As for March the Teas will be moving to the 4th Tuesday of the Month - 2.30 - 4pm in the Garden Room at St Andrew's

Prestbury Coffee Mornings

 1st Saturday of the month 4th April - 10.30am-Noon

There will be the usual raffle, books etc. and of course, the toasted teacakes !

We would love to welcome new faces as well as enjoying the company of our regular attendees. You can be sure of a warm welcome.

Regeneration /Repair Cafe

St Andrew's  1st Saturday of the Month  10.00 -  2.00

If it's broken - let us get it fixed for you!

An Invitation from Rev Dee

Our Bible Exploring Group invites all Christian denominations to gather together the first Tuesday in the month at 10.30 am at Dee's house.

Our Secretary, Katherine Ursell contacts members before each meeting with a reminder of the theme and Bible readings which we shall be discussing. She will be happy to place you on our mailing list.

email address:

For further information please speak to Janet Kemp.

St Andrew's achieves ECO award

As a church, we received a great Christmas present when we heard that St Andrew's had achieved the  SILVER Eco Church Award from A Rocha. This is great news  and thanks to everyone for their support. You can see the certificate in the Link Gallery at St Andrew's

For your diary (emergency conditions permitting)

2nd May - Prestbury May Fair 1.30-Noon

21st May               it is hoped to mark ASCENSION DAY with an ecumenical prayer meeting on top of Leckhampton Hill. Full details to follow.

Community Film

 Warden Hill URCC - CANCELLED until further notice

Contact  for more information.

URC General Assembly 2020

The URC General Assembly, which currently meets every two years, will be at the University of Aston in Birmingham for the next meeting, from 10th to 13th July 2020. Because this is in West Midlands Synod, we shall be asked to volunteer as Stewards. This is a good opportunity to see how the National organisation of the URC works.

Janet Kemp

DVDs for Loan

Below is a list of the DVD’s that have been shown recently and are available to borrow. Please contact Brian Miles if you would like to borrow one.

We would ask for a donation of £2.

Marley & Me Zookeeper Evan Almighty
My Cousin Rachel Hampstead Viceroys House
Wonder Victoria and Abdul Churchill
The Greatest Showman Finding Your Feet Peter Rabbit
Going in Style Paddington 2 Oceans 8
King of Thieves Searching Mary Poppins Returns
Fantastic Beasts Stan & Ollie Fisherman’s Friend
Goodbye Christopher Robin Darkest Hour (Winston Churchill) Red Joan
The Time of Their Lives Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Mama Mia, Here We go Again
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society All is True Yesterday
Downton Abbey    


Knitters Needed!

Cheltenham Street Pastors are appealing for small items of warm clothing that can be handed out when the weather is very cold. Gloves, especially man-sized and woolly hats would be much appreciated.


Prayer support is always welcome – is that a service you could offer?

More information from Tony Jeans or Ann Gimingham at St Andrew’s

Past Case Review

The United Reformed Church Past Case Review is an open invitation for anyone to raise concerns about the behaviour or conduct of anyone affiliated with the URC since its formation in 1972. Tel. 020 7916 8682, email:


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