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St Mary's Church   ( please scroll down for times and dates of services )

    ( CHURCH IS CLOSED FOR repairs services continue in village hall until further notice  )

We are please to welcome Kim Brown as are Vicar of the 5 Villages with ( Kempsford,Whelford,

Castle Eaton, Marston Meysey , Meysey Hampton) South Cotswolds Team, in the

Diocese of Gloucester. Tel: 01285 810954  

The Church is closed for repairs and we hope to have it open

by end of 2021 , services are being held in village hall

Harvest supper raised over £1,700 a big thank you to all 

who helped cook and donate for a  great evening .

The Church Wardens :-

Charles Byam-Cook -

Dennis Archard -

If we can be of help in any way please contact the above or

sheila on 810403


Christmas Coffee morning "mince pies " Big Christmas raffle

Village Hall Saturday 4th Dec  10-12 

anyone wishing to have a craft table please email sheila

Harvest supper raised over £1,700

Coffee morning raised £300  plus another £150 from Val for her Marmalade 

a BIG Thank you to Val for rising  £56 + £74  at her Marmalade Table  

Also to Dennis for £155 funds from his bread making.

Christmas Table top sale raised over £700  in aid of the upkeep of the church . Thank you

to all who gave there support .


Thank you to all the villages that gave food for the Harvest pick up

and taken to the Cirencester  food bank .

A big thank you to all who have bought Marmalade from Val's table so far we have raised over £450

 towards upkeep of the church

also a big thank you for all the donations from people who have bought Mask over

£250 also towards upkeep of the church.

If you scroll down the page you can see a few photos of whats been happening at are lovely church.

AND times of the Sunday Service

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What's On

Services Sundays Nov  2021


7th  Sunday  Word & Word   9.30am   14th Sunday Remembrance  10.50am

21st Sunday Holy communion 9.30am

28thSunday service of the word 9.30am


From St Mary’s Church Council

With the strict rules in force due to Covid we are sending out an online newsletter for now but please forward this to anyone who you

think we may have missed. It's far better to receive it multiple times than not at all!

Rev Kim is currently unwell (non Covid) and off duty so please contact either of the Wardens or Rev John  Swanton if needs arise.

The church building is closed for services due to Covid, but can be opened for private prayer on request. Kim is able to organise

a Zoom service every Sunday morning so please ask for details if you would like to join in and she will lead a daily weekday Morning

Prayer on Facebook when she has recovered.

Also there is a recorded service led by Mike Stranks for the South Cotswold Parishes which can be accessed at any time after 9.30 on



CONTACTS Rev Kim Brown 01285 810954 email-

                    Rev John Swanton 01285 851309

                    Charles Byam-Cook 01285 810441

                    Dennis Archard 01285 810764


We are concerned about people who are suffering illness or other difficulties at this time of unprecedented national tribulation and

so here are some suggestions for prayer or reading which might help you or anyone you know who is struggling.

  1.Psalm 23, verses 1-4

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

   He makes me lie down in green pastures,

  He leads me beside still waters,

   He restores my soul.

   He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

   Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

   I will fear no evil,

  For you are with me; your rod and your staff will comfort me all the days of my life.

A prayer to go with Psalm 23

Lord, You are my good shepherd. I pray that you will guide me in paths of righteousness and restore my soul. May my cup overflow with your goodness and love all the days of my life as I pray that I will dwell in your house for ever. Amen


  2. From 2 Corinthians chapter 1, verses 3-4.

All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

A prayer (this passage interprets simply as 'He comes alongside us when we go through hard times'.)

We pray that Jesus will come alongside you today and in the days ahead. May His presence bring you strength, healing and hope. Amen

  3. Psalm 121 & 139 are good.


                                               Daisy's  End piece

Hi there folks. Daisy here. I am the cow who came to your Carol Service at Christmas Time. What an event that was! It was so good to watch

you two legged folk having a good time and celebrating Jesus' birth in contrast to all that doomy gloomy stuff that's on your TV screens.

(Yes, I watch through the window you know!)

I didn’t know that Jesus was born in a COW SHED. Wasn’t He lucky! A manger freshly licked by cows and fragrant, soft hay for a bed - and

all those animals looking on and protecting Him. I'm glad that they let the shepherds in to do a bit of tidying before royalty arrived.

I see that you are still locked down by your virus.


     Anyway, be of good cheer, Spring will soon be here.

     You'll all be jabbed, so freedom re-nabbed.

     Then have a great party - Bring on the beer !

     You will hug, sing, chat and laugh, no longer fear.

Church will be open every day  from 10.30-4pm

CHURCH CLOSED Due to ongoing repairs 

There are lots of books to borrow or buy

feel free to come and have a look.

Thank you to all who have donated such lovely books.

The parish church dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin is a Grade I listed building. It has two Norman doorways. The chancel was built late in the 13th century in the Early English Gothic style, and at its east end has a trio of stepped lancet windows. The building was restored by William Butterfield in 1861-63, who added a distinctive corbelled bellcote on the roof above the chancel arch. The west tower has a ring of six bells.

In the churchyard near the entrance is a medieval standing cross that is a scheduled Ancient Monument.

The church can be reached only on foot, via a path linking the lychgate with the east end of The Street.

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