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World's Biggest Coffee Morning - A Big Thank You!

Thank you to all who came of supported 'The Big Presbury Coffee Morning' in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. It waas certainly crowded, the ambiance was great thanks to the WI Ladies Ukelele Group and the cakes were extra lush!

Despite the weather we raised £475 and counting....

 Prestbury Coffee Morning

The monthly coffee mornings will take place on Saturday 5 October from 10.30 till Noon . There will be the usual raffle, selection of cakes for sale as well as the toasted teacakes !

Regeneration /Repair Cafe

St Andrew's 5 October 10.00 -  2.00

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

Community Film

19th October at Warden Hill URCC - doors open at 2.15pm. Entrance FREE, but donations welcome. Tea and Biscuits

‘Vision 21’ is 25 this year


Vision21 who run the Repair Cafe will be celebrating their 25th birthday this year and have a number of events and activities planned over the coming months to celebrate. Their general theme is ‘What will Sustainability look like in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire in 25 years’ time?’ So if you have any thoughts on this, please let me know


Vision 21 will also be celebrating past achievements (which are many) with informative. graphic displays and hopefully some will be interactive. There will be a display of these at St Andrew’s later in the year.


These are some of the events planned to whet your appetite:


A Special Repair Café. A light hearted visioning of a Repair café set in 2044 to be filmed on 7th September. Some dressing-up is likely along with a Repaired and Up-Cycling display.


A BIG art competition – 3 age categories with prizes to be won. Winning entries to be displayed on 18th October in the Garden Room and 19th October in The Garden’s Gallery, Montpellier. Look out for the posters in the Link Gallery for more details.


Vision21 is hosting a Climate Emergency Q&A just for 6th form students at St Andrew’s Church, Montpellier St on Friday 18th October from 1:00pm.

West Midlands Synod 2019

The West Midlands Synod

Renewing Hope

‘we will walk and not be faint’


An Invitation to ALL


Friday 11th October from 5.30pm

to Saturday 12th October 4.30pm

At the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.


For further details please talk to your Church Secretary:

Janet, Fiona or Brian

Lifts can be arranged

Grants are available.



On Friday 18th October from 13:00 Vision 21 is hosting a Climate Emergency Q&A just for 6th form students at St Andrew’s

The following politicians have agreed to participate:

Molly Scott Cato – MEP South West Region since May 2014

Alex Chalk – Cheltenham MP since May 2015

Martin Horwood - MEP South West Region since May 2019

Max Wilkinson – Local Councillor & LibDem prospective parliamentary candidate Cheltenham.


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 and 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

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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