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Churn Valley Church

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Our benefice of nine parishes lies along the upper reaches of the River Churn which rises at Seven Springs near Coberley just South of Cheltenham. The river flows from the Cotswold Edge towards Stratton, one mile north of Cirencester then onwards onto the Thames Valley plain.

The Cotswold Hills have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Churn Valley is sparsely populated with villages nestling beside the river. The countryside is ideal for walking, cycling or riding.

Please come and join us!

Read the Rector's welcome

The Revd David Minns
Rector, Churn Valley Benefice

Faith and Ben Newton

An update, and Christmas good wishes, from the Newtons, whose ministry in Gloucester some of the churches in the Benefice have been supporting for a number of years now....

An evening of Christmas Cheer in North Cerney!

You are warmly invited to North Cerney Village Hall on Tuesday 12th December at 7pm for an evening of Christmas Carols, accompanied by a Christmas drink and mince pie!...

St Mary Magdalene, Baunton

There are a number of Christmas Services and special community occasions to look forward to in St Mary Magdalene, Baunton, this December......

Churn Valley Benefice covers nine parishes:

Bagendon - St Margaret's
Baunton - St Mary Magdalene
Coberley - St Giles
Colesbourne - St James
Cowley - St Mary the Virgin
Elkstone - St John the Evangelist
North Cerney - All Saints
Rendcomb - St Peter
Stratton - St Peter

The CofE also has three primary schools:

Coberley   North Cerney   Stratton

Stratton near Cirencester is a suburban environment with both long-established and more recent housing estates. The benefice has three CofE Controlled Primary Schools and I am a Foundation Governor of North Cerney and Stratton schools whilst the Revd Cliff Pooley is a Foundation Governor of Coberley Primary School.

Rendcomb College is a well-regarded independent school with 100 boarders and 300 day pupils, it has its own Chaplain. The National Star College in Coberley is an independent specialist further education college for people with physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries and associated learning difficulties. This college has a multi-faith outreach worker.

Sunday 10th December
9:30 am -
9:30 am -
11:00 am -
11:00 am -
11:00 am -
3:30 pm -
Friday 15th December
6:00 pm -
Sunday 17th December
9:30 am -
10:00 am -
3:00 pm -
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