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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

Donations sought for Bibles for School Leavers at Stratton

St Peter’s, Stratton, would again like to give each Year 6 Leaver at Stratton School a Bible to take with them as a reminder of Stratton School and its values........

Coming up at the end of May....

Cowley's Annual Village Fete will be taking place on Sunday 26th May from 2 - 5pm in the field at Cowley Manor. Proceeds from the afternoon will be in aid of St Mary's Church, Cowley....

The Iona Pilgrimage - 19th - 28th April

The group from the benefice who went on this Pilgrimage very much enjoyed their time on the island.......

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 26th May
9:30am - 10:30am -
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9:30am - 10:30am -
11:00am - 12:00pm -
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11:00am - 12:00pm -
2:00pm - 5:00pm -
Sunday 2nd June
9:30am - 10:30am -
9:30am - 10:30am -
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