St Peter and St Paul’s Church is a Christian community worshipping in the heart of the village of Blockley in the beautiful North Cotswolds.
We serve the people of Blockley and its surrounding villages and hamlets of Aston Magna, Dorn, Draycott, Northwick Park and Paxford.
As a church, we are love to celebrate, we are inclusive, and our social and environmental responsibilities are important to us.
All are welcome to join us in exploring how we can live life in all its fullness.
Revd Canon Dana Delap
in Bourton and Blockley church buildings and on Zoom
'How much does it cost to hire a church singing group?'
'You mean a choir?'
'Oh, OK, how much does it cost to acquire a church singing group?'
This is a good question for a pandemic. I think we all miss singing together, whether we sing in the choir or the congregation and have perfect pitch or an off-key warble. There is no indication that congregational singing is likely to return anytime soon, so we will have to continue to do our best. I am so grateful to Doreen, John, Henry, Sophie and Naomi who have all allowed us to participate in live music.
The morning service this Sunday is on Zoom at 9:30, followed by the Blockley Annual Parochial Church Meeting at 10:30. It's the same Zoom link for both the service and the APCM.
If for any reason you can't make the link work, please enter
the following details into Zoom:
Meeting ID: 810 0895 7235
Passcode: VaCE (note that the 'a' is a little 'a', the other letters are in capitals)
Alternatively, you can use the telephone to connect, details
are as follows:
Phone number: 0131 460 1196 or 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID: 810 0895 7235
Compline is at 6pm on Sunday in Blockley Church.
foot in the world and one in the Kingdom of God
Do you belong to a group of Christians who meet through the week? I would encourage you to join one of our groups – they are a safe place to make friends, share our faith, and learn more about what Christians believe.
- Tuesday discussion group is based around the Psalms and led by the Revd David Quin; they meet weekly to explore difficult questions in hard times
- Monday Home Group led by Ginny Williams Ellis and Marie Hildreth meet fortnightly are using LYFE to explore a deeper Christian life
- Tuesday Home Group meets fortnightly with Sophie Le Metais and is a discussion group looking at big questions
- and new for November, a weekly group exploring the Christian faith - the basics of what we believe and how we follow Jesus in good times using a Zoom course called Understanding Christianity
Saints, All Souls
Sometimes we hold a service at the beginning of November to mark All Souls’ Day. It is a time to remember our loved ones who have passed away. This year you are invited to tie a ribbon on the church gates around the church, If you wish, you may write the name of your loved one who has died on the ribbon. You may want to add more than one ribbon - please feel free to do so. It can be tied to the gates at any time during October. It is a personal Act of Remembrance for you.
On Sunday 1 November there will be an 8am BCP Holy Communion for All Saints. Open Door at 9:30am will be based around All Souls. From 9:30am on Sunday 1 November there will be three areas of the churchyard where you can come to offer your prayers and do something to remember the person who has died. I invite you to come alone or with your household or bubble and spend a little time in a safe space remembering them and giving thanks for those who have loved you and those you love.
The ribbons will stay in place until Monday 2 November, when they will be removed in preparation for Remembrance Sunday on 8 November.
God bless you this week.
With love, Dana
I say my prayers at 9am, using the Church of England’s Daily Prayer, which you can find as a free app simply called Daily Prayer. You can also join on the C of E website at https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer I would also recommend phone and tablet apps for daily prayer like Examen and Lectio365. And by phone you can access Daily Hope on 0800 804 8044
If you would like to pray with me at 9:00am on weekdays, CLICK HERE
Please click on any of the links above to find out more information about the church and its activities.
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