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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
It is good to be back! After three and a half weeks in the Lakes, I have returned refreshed, having slept, read a lot, stared into the middle distance, and reflected on life, the universe and everything. Thank you for your prayers while I have been away and thank you especially to the wardens who facilitated my absence.
Supporting Youth and
You will have seen in our annual report that the work of Amy Todd the Vale and Cotswold Edge Children and Youth Leader has grown during lockdown. As we unlock, she will be returning to primary schools, the secondary school and churches. She takes the message of Jesus' love to hundreds of young people.
Initially we were awarded some significant grants by the Diocese of Gloucester and the Sylvanus Lyons Trust to help establish this ministry. The costs of employing Amy are gradually being taken over by the parishes of the VaCE Team and by donations from individuals. The diocesan grants have now ended and so we now have a shortfall we need to close in order to ensure Amy's work continues into the future.
The total costs of her employment and work cost about £18,000 per year. The parishes and some individuals have pledged £10,000 per year. We are inviting people to use the Parish Giving Scheme's direct debit service to help fund the work with children and youth across the Vale and Cotswold Edge. You can do so here . If you'd prefer to make a cash gift then cheques can be made payable to Blockley PCC and sent to Philip Gee marked for the Children and Youth Leader. Alternatively, I can let you have the bank details for an online banking transfer. Thank you so much.
Are you interested in thinking ethically about current issues? Making good decisions about how we live our lives is an integral part of the Christian life, and this new diocesan course will help you think about how to do this. The course will run from Wednesday June 16th for five weeks, via Zoom. To join the course, contact email@example.com
Please pray for John Baldwyn and Fay Jeffrey, for Gill, Dan and Maria, for Amy Todd, children and youth leader and for Jay Niblett our curate as he approaches his ordination as a priest.
God bless you, Dana
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