Services & Events

IMPORTANT NOTICE – During the pandemic services in our premises at Bayshill and Gloucester were suspended, but our FIRST IN-PERSON SERVICE AT BAYSHILL will be on SUNDAY 25th JULY AT 11.00am  However there are still some regular spiritual gatherings on line, please see details below.  

Sunday Services

SUNDAY 25th JULY  :  11.00 am Service in church at Bayshill with Alison Thursfield on the topic of FRIENDSHIP.   Please bring your own flask/water bottle.  Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.  

Please note that we will be doing everything we can to make this service as safe as possible, so we would prefer people to wear masks if possible, and to maintain a reasonable distance from other members of the congregation.  No refreshments will be served, so please bring your own flask and/or bottle of water.  There will also be an opportunity after the service to have some training from Kevin on how to use the music system – iPads or alternatives will not be required.  However, please be aware that if Alison is “pinged” by the track and trace system the service will have to be held on Zoom instead – life is a bit complicated at the moment!  Up to date information will be here on the website, and regular church members will also receive an email.

In August we will alternate services, some in church and some on Zoom, so everyone will have access to at least two services each month.  At the end of August we will reassess the situation, but for the time being:

1st August – Zoom service with Reverend Mark Hutchinson

8th August – In church service with Alison Thursfield

15th August – Zoom service with Reverend Mark Hutchinson

22nd August – In church service with Cressida Pryor

29th August – Cafe church with Reverend Mark Hutchinson – hopefully in church, check website for latest news.

OTHER EVENTS

TWILIGHT TEA PICNIC at Sandford Park at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 28th July – come along and join in!

REGULAR SPIRITUAL GATHERINGS WITH REVEREND MARK HUTCHINSON

THURSDAYS AT 7.00 pm (not this Thursday), and FRIDAYS AT 11.00 am – TOUCHING THE SPIRIT   –  A Spiritual Gathering for about an hour on Zoom with Reverend Mark Hutchinson, a Unitarian Minister, which includes listening, readings, discussion and silent meditation.  Please email reverendhutch@gmail.com for login.

THURSDAYS AT 9.00 PM – Weekly Reflection, Facebook live on all congregations’ Facebook Pages, and afterwards as a video.

FRIDAYS at 7.00 pm – “Stillness at 7” – A 15 minute meditation with Reverend Mark Hutchinson.  Please email reverendhutch@gmail.com for login.

SATURDAYS AT 11.00 am, and SUNDAYS AT 7.30 pm – HEART AND SOUL    –   Heart and Soul is a contemplative spiritual gathering in which you can take time to reflect on life in the company of others. Each session includes readings and music from an eclectic range of sources, time for guided prayers of gratitude, compassion for others, self-reflection, and silent meditation.   Please email reverendhutch@gmail.com for login.

SUNDAYS at 11.00 amCheltenham Zoom Service usually on 1st and 3rd SundaysEvesham Facebook Live on 2nd and 4th Sundays

Listen to all episodes of our occasional podcast at https://www.spreaker.com/show/after-church-coffee

COMING SOON

JULY

Please check this website for correct details each week.

25th – Service in church at Bayshill, Cheltenham with Alison Thursfield, and after the service Dr Kevin Watson will be teaching us how to use the music centre.  No refreshments, please bring your own flask/water bottle.  Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.  

AUGUST

1st – Service with Reverend Mark Hutchinson on Zoom

8th – Service with Alison Thursfield in church at Bayshill

15th – Service with Reverend Mark Hutchinson on Zoom

22nd – Service with Cressida Pryor in church at Bayshill

29th – Service with Reverend Mark Hutchinson – Café Church hopefully at Bayshill

SEPTEMBER

5th – 11.00 am Service with Reverend Mark Hutchinson

5th – 12.30 pm Cheltenham & Gloucester AGM at Bayshill 

12th – 11.00 am – TBA

12th – 3.00 pm, service with Reverend Wyn Thomas in GLOUCESTER

19th – 11.00 am, service with Reverend Mark Hutchinson

26th – 11.00 am, TBA

26th – 2.30 pm Cotswold Group Annual General Meeting, hosted at Bayshill