The Church of St Peter & St Paul , Blockley

C of E village church in the North Cotswolds

Recent News

Welcome to a new member of our church family 

Is Holy Saturday a day of resting for you? Is it time in the house or garden? For us as for the first Christians, it's a day between the grief of Good Friday and the joy of Easter Sunday. It’s a day of hope and faith, as we wait for the sun to rise and the cry, Alleluia. Christ is risen. For Richard, that hope and faith led him to baptism. He made his statement of faith on the last Sunday before lockdown. I hope it brings you hope and faith as we live through the grieving for the past that this extraordinary period brings. There is hope for the future. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!  




Lord's Prayer Challenge

We are praying the Lord's Prayer as a community either at 9am or 6pm each day (or as often as you can!). If you didn't collect a Lord's Prayer card, please collect one from the welcome table in church.

Eco Project Moves Forward

Over the past weeks our Eco project has moved forward in the churchyard. Click here to find out more.


What the Night Sky BringsISS over blockley

At this strange time of lockdown and closed churches,the sight over Blockley of a manned spacecraft heading for the International Space Station brings realisation that life is carrying on as normal, even if only in the heavens.


Blockley Toddler Group

After quite a few years of running the Blockley Toddler Group Clare Sharp has handed over to Jodie KIng.

Jodie is keen to hear from anyone who would like to lend a hand  on a Thursday morning serving coffee, playing with the children or talking to carers. Even a commitment on one Thursday morning a month would really help.

See or speak with Dana for more details.


A New Curate for the VaCE Team

Jay Nibblett has moved to Chipping Campden as our curate. He has train finished his training in Bristol, the city where he grew up, and is married to Laura. They have four children, two dogs and a fish!

Before this Jay worked as a church Youth Pastor and worship leader. His appointment is an affirmation of the work the VaCE Team is doing, and although based in Chipping Campden, he will make a contribution to the life of the wider team.

Orchard Bank

Orchard BankA one-bedroom flat is available to rent at Orchard Bank in Blockley. 

Orchard Bank has eight appartments set amidst lovely gardens on the High Street. A daily main meal is freshly cooked on site for residents and anyone over 60 is eligible to apply. Application should be made to Sandra Gee on 01386 700410 and to find out more about Orchard Bank CLICK HERE


Refurbishing our church

Plans are slowly but surely moving forward. CLICK HERE to read the latest news from Project Co-Ordinator, Robert Burch.


Junior Church and more.....

Open Door 07 April 2019

Led by our Team Youth Worker, Amy Todd, Junior Church is moving to a later slot on Sunday afternoon.

As from Sunday, 24th November Junior Church will take place in the warmth of the Church Room (next to the Vicarage).

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.

Meanwhile Open Door, our informal all age service on the first Sunday of the month continues to grow. Maybe it's the bacon sandwiches?


The Home Group

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


Father Brown gifts and collectables

To raise funds for the upkeep of the church some very attractive Father Brown collectables have 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 tea towel are on sale at Blockley Shop. 

All make excellent presents, or momentoes of a visit to Blockley church. To date sales have contributed over £3000 to church funds

News from the Diocese

During the Covid 19 crisis production of the Messenger has been suspended.