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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SAVE THE DATE!

Patronal Festival Barbeque

 The Churches' Barbeque will be at Blockley Vicarage on Sunday 30th June. There will be games for the children and coffee for adults before barbequing begins at midday. There is no charge for the food or the first drink but to help with the catering please obtail your ticket in advance from Dana or Marie (01386 700472). A bar and soft drinks will be available all afternoon.


Doreen awarded the British Empire Medal

The British Empire In the 2019 New Year's Honours list, Doreen Robinson - our director of music, was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Music in the community of Blockley, Gloucestershire. 




The Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Edward Gillespie OBE, DL,  presented Doreen with her medal on Sunday, 19th May during the 9.30am service. 

Doreen & her BEM









An Eco Award for our Church too!

An A Rocha UK Project

Saving the planet has been in the news a lot recently, so it is timely that in our church's quest to be more eco-friendly, it has achieved a Silver Award in the Rocha UK Eco Church project.

Rocha UK in partnership with Christian Aid, have invited churches to consider not just how they can use less electricity or water, but to also think about how they are caring for God's earth in different areas of their life and  work.

To find out more about how the award works CLICK HERE

Blockley church is considering many aspects of life - just one example is stopping the use of Oasis for flower arranging, and it is encouraging the use of alternatives both at church and in the home. Contacts among our congregation for supplies of green alternatives to everyday items are

Dana - Toilet paper & Tissues

Sandra Gee/ Old Farm - Household cleaning materials & bars of soap

Rhea Bazeley - Waxed cloth to replace clingfilm

Ginny Williams Ellis - Garden products

.....and if you are stuck for a perfect gift for the person who has everything, how about Toilet Twinning! CLICK HERE for details


Confirmation

There will be a confirmation service in October and if anyone is interested Dana would be delighted to hear from them.


Also coming up

Sean Maxwell

On Tuesday, 16th July at 6pm there will be a concert of Organ Music in church. This is to be given by Sean Maxwell, resident organist at the Baumgartenberg Monastery in Austria. Admission to the concert is free and a retiring collection will be taken. Please check the EVENTS tab for further details, which will be posted shortly.




Orchard Bank

Orchard BankThere is a one-bedroom flat 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


The Father 'Brownees'

When the BBC brought Father Brown to Blockley, local resident SteveSteven Kyte donates 'Father Brown' funds Kyte decided to set up the Brownees fan club and through social media sell Father Brown related memorabilia to raise funds for good causes.

One recent recipient has been Blockley church, Father Brown's St Marys. The Brownees have donated funds to purchase a wooden pedestal to display the wonderful creations of our flower arrangers. This will replace one of the old metal stands which has rusted away. A big thank you to the Brownees - especially as they are keen to replace more stands!

Filming for the new series of Father Brown commences in early May.


Church & Village News

Good news! Dana's call for new blood to come forward and take over the production of CVN has resulted in the creation of an exciting new editorial and design team. As well as a new design and format there is a new title too - The Voice, which will make its debut in June.


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

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.

Meanwhile Open Door, our informal all age service on the first Sunday of the month continues to grow. Maybe its 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


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