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The United Benefice of Withington, Sevenhampton with Charlton Abbots, Hawling, Whittington, Dowdeswell and Andoversford, Shipton and Cold Salperton

News & Events

Gifts of tinned or packaged food gratefully received for the "CCP Foodshare Project" at The Community Church Andoversford, Sevenhampton and Charlton Abbots and Shipton churches, Rhodes Memorial Hall, Brockhampton.  It's a foodbank for people in the Cheltenham and North Cotswolds area. 


Our next Engage Evening will be at 7pm on Sunday 15th October at the
Community Church, Andoversford.

This month we shall watch Canon J.John in conversation with Jodie Collins. Jodie is the co-founder and director of Beyond Ourselves, an organisation that partners with local churches in Zambia to build and develop self-sustaining community schools. These schools provide education, nutrition and basic medical care to 900 vulnerable and orphaned children.

Harvest Festivals
Sunday 8th October
9.30am Shipton
11am Charlton Abbots
(Holy Communion)

Sunday 15th October
Salperton (Holy Communion)

Sunday 8th October
“Mind your language”
Breakfast from 10.15am for
a 10.45am start.
Think and talk. Be creative.

Relax.  All ages welcome.

Tuesday 17th October
The theme is

Come and join us in Withington Village Hall, in a relaxed atmosphere, anytime from 3.30pm - 5.30pm


Unwind with a tea and biscuits while the children

colour and play.
Join in the craft activities together.
Celebrate with a short, simple service. 

Sit down to a delicious two course meal.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Withington Church Roof
update and September/October

service provision

The works on the Church Roof will start in September and are expected to last two months. The church will be completely out of use during this time. During this time we encourage worshippers to join in the other services around the Benefice.

The one exception to his will be our Harvest Festival which will take place in Withington Village Hall on Sunday 24th September at 10am.

Coln River Group
Annual Memorial (All Souls) Service

On Sunday, 5th November at 3pm in the afternoon we shall be holding our annual memorial service. This will be at the Coln River Community Church. The service will provide a quiet and reflective time in which loved ones who have died can be remembered by name and thanks can be given to God for them.

During the service we shall be reading out a list of names of those you would like us to remember. We shall be inviting by letter those whom we know who have experienced bereavement during since last year, but this is a broad invitation to anyone who would find this helpful, the person remembered may be a relative or friend. The person can be remembered by name whether or not you are able to come to the service, although we hope that the service will be helpful to all who do come. There will be light refreshments after the service.

If you would like your loved one mentioned by name please contact Administrator, Lindsey Crane, and let her know. It would be helpful to have both your name as well as the name of the person you wish to be remembered. You can speak to her on 01242 820404 on Tuesday mornings, or leave a message on that answerphone, or if you would prefer, email her
Colin Randall