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RESTART of PUBLIC WORSHIP - Sunday 6 September

Public Worship restarts at St Andrew's at 11.00 am  and St Christopher's at 10.30 am.  (Prestbury will restart on 4 October 2020.) This will be in a COVID safe manner and subject to government regulations in place at the time.

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

As we return there are a few things to bear in mind, please:-

  • Wear a face covering unless you have a valid reason not to.
  • Don’t arrive too early.
  • Use the hand sanitizer upon entry and exit.
  • Don’t automatically sit in your usual seat, instead follow the Stewards’ advice.
  • Don’t hold any long conversations in the building.
  • Keep at least 1.5m social distance.
  • Don’t hang around by the door on the way out, this will cause an unsafe bottle-neck.
  • Only use the toilet if absolutely needed, wiping it down after use.
  • Unfortunately...Singing is not yet allowed, but we will have other forms of music.
  • There won’t be any refreshments after the service.
  • Enjoy being back in Church!

In the meantime all social groups continue to be SUSPENDED

The Church magazine is available at ITonline.aspx but publication is suspended, instead 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

Upcoming Services and Events

20 September: Induction and Ordination of Cheltenham URC Elders at St Andrew's

27 September: A prospective new Minister for Cheltenham will Preach with a View at St Andrew's . This United service will be followed immediately by a United Church Meeting. More details nearer the time.

6 October: Restart of public worship at Prestbury - Harvest Festival


When life gets back to normal there will be ......

Prayer and Bible Study Groups

Pastoral Teas, Lunches and Coffee Mornings

Baby & Toddler Groups

Social Groups & Film Shows

Regeneration /Repair Cafe

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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