The Church of St Peter & St Paul , Blockley

C of E village church in the North Cotswolds

  • The Square
  • Blockley
  • Gloucestershire
  • GL56 9ES

01386 700676
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Recent News

Doreen Honoured

Our outstanding organist Doreen Robinson has been been honoured for her long service to the church.

Every year the Bishop of Gloucester welcomes a small number of Doreen's award is announcedpeople into the Company of St Kyneburga in recognition of their long service to the church in the Diocese of Gloucester.

 Doreen will be admitted to the Company by Archdeacon Phil, in Blockley Church at 6pm on 18th November during a special Festal Choral Evensong.

Please do come and support her. Wine and canapes will be served after the service.


RAF 100 Tapestries

RAF 100 TapestriesAn exhibition of tapestries created in celebration of 100 years of the RAF was held in the church following a reception and entertainment from the Blockley Blokes choir.

The tapestries were the brainchild of Ray Bunston, who in 2016 got together with Pat Coupe and Chris Bazeley. Between them they created the design for each panel and assembled a team of eager needle workers to bring the project to fruition. 

Over the course of the weekend many visitors were overwhelmed by the intricacy of the designs, the quality of the stitching, and the subtle use of colour.

The 10 incredible tapestries that were on show will be joined to form one large piece of work which is to be put on permanent display at the Jet Age Museum at Staverton.

 The story of the project has been published in a beautifully illustrated book describing in detail the making of each tapestry. 

Copies can be obtained from Pat Coupe - 01386 700800


Junior Church and more.....

Our church in Blockley is growing, and with growth comes opportunity and challenge. As a result Junior Church has been introduced on the 3rd Sunday of each month, and is led by our Team Youth Worker, Amy Todd.

The new Second Sunday@Six , is a service for those looking for something different. Candles reflection , prayer and music, and a quiet space to meet with God. Do join us.

 

The Home Group

For more information please contact Ginny Williams-Ellis (01386 700883) or Marie Hildreth (01386 700472).


Chocoate Advent Calendars

Fair Trade Chocolate Advent Calendars (which include a booklet of the Story of Christmas) will be available at £4 each. Please place your order as soon as possible with Ginny - as above.


Father Brown

To raise funds for the upkeep of the church some very attractive Father Brown memorabilia has been created using original artwork by our very own Barbara Dunn. A fine bone china mug, a greeting card, a jute shopping bag, and a linen teatowel are all on sale at Blockley Shop. All make excellent presents, or momentoes of a visit to Blockley church

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Operation Christmas ChildOperation Christmas Child

We will again be supporting this very worthwhile cause to bring some smiles and joy to needy children at Christmas. Leaflets are now in church and boxes will be collected in church at 5pm on 12th November . Save your shoe boxes in readiness!


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