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The church ser­vice at St Mary Mag­da­lene, Elmstone Hardwicke, on Sun­day, Septem­ber 29, at 6.30pm will be a com­bined Benefice ser­vice of ‘Songs of Praise’.

Please note, there will be no morn­ing ser­vice.

The next Af­ter­noon Whist Drive will be held on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 1 in the vil­lage hall at 2pm. En­trance, raf­fle, re­fresh­ments and prizes only £1.

Come along and en­joy a friendly game of cards.

Ev­ery Tues­day from 10.30am-noon, there is a Chat­ter­box cof­fee drop-in at St Lawrence Church, Swin­don Vil­lage

Singing group Go Vo­cal meets at the vil­lage hall ev­ery Thurs­day at 10.30am, led by Linda Cor­co­ran.

New mem­bers are wel­come. There is no need to read mu­sic and no au­di­tion.

Call 07833 510565 or email [email protected] gov­o­cal.co.uk.

St. Mary Mag­da­lene, Elmstone Hardwicke – vil­lage events for your Di­ary: Har­vest Sup­per, Satur­day Oc­to­ber 5, 6.30pm, in church. En­try £10 adults, £5 chil­dren. Con­tact Ian on 07771 792 865; har­vest thanks­giv­ing ser­vice, Sun­day Oc­to­ber 6, 10.45am in church; curry even­ing, De­cem­ber 8 at vil­lage hall, Uckington; Christ­mas lunch De­cem­ber 8, at vil­lage hall, Uckington.

Uckington Par­ish Coun­cil meets in the vil­lage hall on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 3, at 7.30pm.

There will be an op­por­tu­nity dur­ing the meet­ing for mem­bers of the pub­lic to ask ques­tions about the par­ish. » Anne Grif­fiths 01242 680602 APPERLEY & DEERHURST

The Apperley Quar­ter Marathon was held on Sun­day, Septem­ber 22.

Un­for­tu­nately it rained heav­ily dur­ing the morn­ing, which helped to make life dif­fi­cult for the run­ners and also for the mar­shalls and spec­ta­tors.

De­spite this, it was an en­joy­able and suc­cess­ful oc­ca­sion and it will have raised funds for Apperley Cricket Club and for the club’s char­ity of the year Sara (sara-res­cue.org.uk).

Well done to all the run­ners, helpers and every­one who worked hard to or­gan­ise the event.

There will be a ser­vice of Holy Com­mu­nion at Deerhurst Church on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 6 at 8am and at Holy Trin­ity Church Apperley at 11am. All are very wel­come.

If you know of any­one who has re­cently moved into the par­ish the Min­istry Group would like to give them a wel­come pack.

Con­tact Roger Tay­lor on 01452 780561 or email roger­tay­[email protected] google­mail.com. » Ann Wise­man [email protected]­men.co.uk SHUR­D­ING­TON

Sadly, the ta­ble-top sale in aid of a new Sec­ond World War memo­rial in St Paul’s church did not go too well. Only about five ta­bles were booked and very few lo­cals turned up to pur­chase any­thing much.

Leck­hamp­ton Surgery were in the Cen­tury last Thurs­day and Satur­day to give their pa­tients the an­nual flu jab. I had mine, too.

They are now back on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 3, from 1pm, and their last one, on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 5, from 9am.

Six doc­tors and nurses did an ex­cel­lent job, or should I say jab.

Shur­d­ing­ton Cubs spent last week learn­ing all about fire safety un­der the di­rec­tion of par­ent, Jon.

Games on the sub­ject were also played. Thanks to Cherie for Akela’s sup­port.

Beavers played games in the gar­den, be­ing such a lovely day, and then went inside to make pa­per book­marks un­der the ex­pert di­rec­tion of young Hannah. Pho­tos on our vil­lage web­site.

Thank you to Joanna and a cou­ple of par­ents.

Scouts are plan­ning a week­end camp in Oc­to­ber, so Fri­day they took down their tents and sorted them out.

Quite a lot to do as they have not been used for over a year. Pho­tos again on our web­site.

Many thanks to John and Steve. They also wel­comed a new Scout who lives in Shur­d­ing­ton. The to­tal of Scouts has now grown to eight.

The monthly drop-in cof­fee morn­ing for lo­cal se­niors has been or­gan­ised ev­ery first Tues­day of the month.

This is in the Sobey Suite from 10am to noon and is a free event, thanks to Clare Ste­wart. Good day to sit and talk and ex­change news. The next one is due on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 1.

We have been ad­vised that the po­lice ve­hi­cle should be at the com­mu­nity cen­tre car park at some stage soon. » Paul Calleja-gera 07770 480272 LECK­HAMP­TON & CHARL­TON KINGS

Brid­get Ward would like to in­vite you all to her Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing to­mor­row (Septem­ber 27) from 9.15am to 11.30am at Charl­ton Kings club, Church Street. Cof­fee and tea will be avail­able. There will be stalls selling cakes, books, bric a brac and puz­zles, plus a raf­fle and tombola. Do­na­tions of cakes to sell would be very wel­come.

Chel­tenham Friends of Mid­lands Air Am­bu­lance hold their cof­fee morn­ing from 10am to noon to­mor­row at Em­manuel Church hall.

There will be a farm­ers’ mar­ket selling a wide va­ri­ety of lo­cally pro­duced food and other items to­mor­row (Septem­ber 27), from 9am to 2pm, on the pedes­tri­anised area of The Prom­e­nade, op­po­site Cavendish House.

Charl­ton Kings Film So­ci­ety is show­ing the Pol­ish film ‘Life Feels Good’ with sub­ti­tles at 7.45pm to­mor­row (Septem­ber 27) at Sa­cred Hearts Church hall. Doors open at 7pm.

The film is an emo­tional true story of a boy called Ma­teusz who has cere­bral palsy dur­ing the po­lit­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion of Poland in the 1980s. Tick­ets cost £5 and mem­ber­ship, al­though not es­sen­tial, is avail­able.

Betheseda Scouts are hav­ing an Au­tumn Bar­gain Books and Bric a Brac Sale at Betheseda Church, Great Norwood Street on Satur­day from 10am to noon

Chel­tenham’s Half Marathon is on Sun­day.

The race be­gins at 9am from the Race­course and fin­ishes there later. The Rac­ing Vil­lage is open from 7am.

There is a full par­ish coun­cil meet­ing at 7pm on Mon­day in the Stan­ton Rooms next to the Li­brary.

All mem­bers of the pub­lic are wel­come

At the Ba­con Theatre this week: Johnny Cop­pin has a Re­union Con­cert at 7.30pm to­mor­row (Septem­ber 27); The Hits of Abba will be per­formed by Ar­rival, a trib­ute band, on Satur­day at 7.30pm; The Pan­taloons, a theatre com­pany, per­form ‘Othello’ on Wed­nes­day at 7.30pm; the Vi­enna Fes­ti­val Bal­let dance ‘Snow White’ at 7pm on Thurs­day.

Tick­ets for all shows from 01242 258002.

The Ge­or­gian Spa Probus club for men meets on Tues­day (Oc­to­ber 1) at Sa­cred Hearts Church rooms. David Humphrey will give a talk en­ti­tled ‘Very Large Craters’. If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing this friendly club just drop in to give it a try. For more in­for­ma­tion, Con­tact Brian on 01242 672601.

The Re­gency Probus club for men meets from 10am on Wed­nes­day at Chel­tenham Bowl­ing Club.

David Head will give a talk about Scapa Flow and the hid­den trea­sures of the Faroes.

Con­tact Mal­colm Howes on 01242 515998 for in­for­ma­tion on how to join this friendly club.

Trin­ity Ladies Probus club meets from 10am on Wed­nes­day at St Mary’s Par­ish Cen­tre.

Bar­bara Cooper will give a talk en­ti­tled “Psst... tell them you want a com­mis­sion – from school­girl to air rank”.

Vis­i­tors and new mem­bers are very wel­come.

Chel­tenham Cho­ral So­ci­ety is re­cruit­ing new mem­bers and in­vites you to join it for re­hearsals on Wed­nes­days from 7.30 to 9.30pm in the hall at Bethesda Methodist Church, Great Norwood Street, GL50 2AP.

The so­ci­ety has a new con­duc­tor, Alexan­der Thacker, and a new ac­com­pa­nist, Ali­son Howell. Re­hearsals are cur­rently for their next con­cert when they will sing mu­sic by Vi­valdi, Mozart and Cheru­bini.

More in­for­ma­tion from chel­tenham­choral­so­ci­ety.org.uk

The Leck­hamp­ton Play­ers are pre­sent­ing ‘Wild, Wild Women’, a tune­ful, foot-stomp­ing, out­ra­geously funny mu­si­cal romp set in the Wild West, from Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 1 un­til Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 5 at 7.30pm each night. The venue is the Vil­lage Hall, Church Road. Tick­ets cost £10, to in­clude a cheese board and bis­cuits. Book via 07867 884985 or via leck­hamp­ton­play­ers.com/pri­or­ity

There are a few tick­ets left for the Mayor’s Char­ity Auc­tion with auc­tion­eer Ni­cholas Granger, to be held at Sa­cred Hearts Church hall on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 4.

It prom­ises to be a fun even­ing and you don’t have to be an ‘auc­tion buff’.

Tick­ets are £10 each, in­clud­ing a buf­fet sup­per. De­tails from jen­nie. in­[email protected]­tenham.gov.uk or 01242 264108.

You can also pay on­line through the Chel­tenham bor­ough web­site.

As part of Cobalt’s char­i­ta­ble part­ner­ship with lo­cal auc­tion­eers Chor­ley’s, they are run­ning an amaz­ing auc­tion of prom­ises in Oc­to­ber with some very spe­cial prizes.

Bid­ding for the prizes opens on Oc­to­ber 1 and the live auc­tion will be held on Oc­to­ber 11, from 11am, at Prinknash Abbey.

Prizes in­clude a ski les­son with Ed­die the Ea­gle, a Boe­ing 737 flight sim­u­la­tion, a year’s worth of free hair­dress­ing at Stu­art Holmes sa­lon, a day in the stu­dio for two peo­ple with a renowned lo­cal artist, signed Joanna Trol­lope books, a com­mis­sioned pet por­trait and lots, lots more!

Fur­ther de­tails on the bid­ding process can be found from the Cobalt web­site.

Every­one is wel­come to go along to the auc­tion it­self, where there will be drinks and nib­bles.

Chel­tenham Cham­ber Orchestra, con­ducted by Ti­mothy Carey, is giv­ing a con­cert of mu­sic by Holst, Mozart and Vaughan Wil­liams on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 5, at St An­drew’s Church, Mont­pel­lier, to cel­e­brate Holst’s birth­day.

Tick­ets cost £16 (un­der 16s free) from The Play­house or The Wil­son, or at the door on the night.

Em­manuel Fes­ti­val of Decorated Chist­mas Trees is held from De­cem­ber 6 to 8 in the church.

En­tries are now in­vited from groups or in­di­vid­u­als.

En­try forms from Sharon Wallington on 01242 570075 or email her at of­ficeem­manuelchur­chchel­[email protected] gmail.com.

If you en­joy swim­ming and a chal­lenge why not sign up for the Devil’s Aquathon at the Lido from 8am to 11am on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 6 and raise funds for Cobalt.

This is a tough swim­ming and run­ning chal­lenge.

The event starts with a 400m or 2k swim in the 50m main pool, fol­lowed by a 10k run to Devil’s Chim­ney on Leck­hamp­ton Hill be­fore re­turn­ing to fin­ish in the Lido grounds. Sign up at sand­ford­park­slido.org.uk.

If you buy milk in plas­tic bot­tles you can now save the coloured plas­tic tops for Linc.

They are able to re­cy­cle them and raise money for this lo­cal char­ity, which helps peo­ple di­ag­nosed with blood can­cers.

Please re­move any foil in­serts or stick­ers and you can drop them off at the Ed­ward Jen­ner Unit at Glouces­ter­shire Royal Hospi­tal or the LINC of­fice, LINC Out­pa­tients at Chel­tenham Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

» Rose Ash­ton 01242 262042 ash­[email protected]­in­ter­net.com BENHALL

Holst Birth­day Con­cert – Satur­day Oc­to­ber 5, at St An­drew’s church, Mont­pel­lier, Chel­tenham GL50 1SP. Con­duc­tor Ti­mothy Carey, vi­ola Ann Teresa Alves. Mozart: Over­ture Don Gio­vanni; Holst: Fu­gal Con­certo, Song No 1, and Lyric Move­ment; Vaughan Wil­liams: Ro­mance from Sere­anade A Mi­nor; Mozart: Symphony No 39 in Eb Ma­jor. Next con­cert on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3.

Ac­tive Bal­ance Ex­er­cise for the Over 50’s. Im­prove your bal­ance in a sup­port­ive, so­cia­ble group. Led by a qual­i­fied spe­cial­ist in­struc­tor, you can progress at your own pace from seated ex­er­cises to stand­ing and mo­bile bal­ance.

Stay af­ter­wards for free tea and cof­fee and chat to your new friends.

Tues­days 12.25pm- 1pm Level 1 (begin­ners); 1.30-2.30pm Level 2 (in­ter­me­di­ates), St Phillip and St James Church Cen­tre, Hather­ley. For de­tails con­tact Tr­ish Tenn 07956 466617.

2.30pm, St Mary’s Par­ish Cen­tre, Charl­ton Kings, Lev­els 1 & 2 – con­tact Jo-ann Hale on 07817 851214

1pm, [email protected]­tenham – con­tact re­cep­tion on 01242 528764

Wed­nes­days, 10.30am, Oa­sis Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Cassin Drive, Hesters Way, Lev­els 1& 2 – con­tact Jo-anne Hale

Thurs­days, 11am-12 noon, St Luke’s Church Hall, Lev­els 1 & 2 – con­tact Dan Mc­shee on 0776017513­2

12 noon, [email protected] Chel­tenham, Level 1 – con­tact 01242 528764

1-2pm, High­bury Church, Ox­ford Road, GL52 6DT, Lev­els 1&2 – con­tact Tr­ish Tenn on 07956 466617.

*Ba­con Theatre: Septem­ber 28, The Hits of ABBA. Cel­e­brate the mu­sic of one of the big­gest selling and most iconic bands of all time.

Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 2, Othello. Pan­taloons re­lo­cate Shake­speare’s clas­sic tragedy of jeal­ousy and de­cep­tion to a jazz-age set­ting.

Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 3, Vi­enna Fes­ti­val Bal­let: Snow White.

On Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 19, from 10.30am at Christchur­ch, there will be a cof­fee con­cert last­ing about an hour with lus­cious cakes and cof­fee af­ter­wards.

Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion to the Fab­ric Fund.

This con­cert is given by the vol­un­tary Choir of Christchur­ch, di­rected by Ti­mothy In­gold, with David Pons­ford ac­com­pa­ny­ing on the or­gan.

Cho­ral works per­formed by Boyle, Barnby, Du­ru­fle, Wood, Bat­ten, Sum­sion, Goodall, Faure, Har­ris.

Or­gan Solo: Mozart – Fan­ta­sia in F Mi­nor. » Jan Fe­bery jan-dave-fe­[email protected] BISHOP’S CLEEVE

The lat­est draw for the St. Michael’s Cen­tre 100 Club took place last week, with the num­bers se­lected by Iain Brown.

The win­ners were: 1, Jean Mans­field; 2, Tony Les­lie; 3, Mar­jorie Chart.

If you want to join the 100 Club or would like to pur­chase ad­di­tional num­bers (just £12 per year each), sim­ply call in at the Church Of­fice and leave your name and con­tact de­tails. Some­one from the 100 Club team will be in touch. The more peo­ple who join, the greater the prize money!

All prof­its go to­wards the up­keep of St Michael’s Cen­tre.

Gother­ing­ton Singers, lo­cal women’s choir, is re­cruit­ing for new mem­bers.

If you en­joy singing, maybe con­sider join­ing the choir. No ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary.

Email Sally New­bury on sall. new­[email protected] or phone 01242 317276 for more in­for­ma­tion or go to gother­ing­ton­singers.co.uk

The next cof­fee morn­ing at the Methodist Church in Bishop’s Close will be on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 12, from 10am to noon.

The morn­ing will be an in­tro­duc­tion to this years One World Week and its theme ‘Cli­mate Changes Ev­ery­thing’. We in­vite any who wish to do so to bring a do­na­tion in kind for the lo­cal food bank.

Par­tic­u­lar needs are tins of fish (tuna/salmon), tins of rice pud­ding, long life milk, long life fruit juice, crum­ble mix, bis­cuits, rice (pouches), cho­co­late, ketchup and may­on­naise

Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church Wed­nes­day Fel­low­ship wel­comes new mem­bers, both men and women, to all meet­ings which take place in the Church Hall at 2pm. On Oc­to­ber 9, it is get­ting to know your speaker with the Rev Rachel Leather.

Our an­nual ‘Big Squeeze’ ap­ple juic­ing day will be on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 6, be­tween noon and 3pm and will again be at Court Farm Shop on Stoke Or­chard Road.

You are in­vited to bring your wind­falls for press­ing and take away a bot­tle or two of fresh ap­ple juice (bring your own con­tainer).

We will be har­vest­ing ap­ples at Grange­field Com­mu­nity Or­chard the pre­vi­ous day, Oc­to­ber 5, from 11am. All are wel­come to take part.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email tran­si­[email protected], ring 01242 244785 or visit our face­book page: face­book.com/tran­si­tion­cleeve.

Bak­ing, Mak­ing Shak­ing WI is a fun group launched in 2015 which meets on the first Thurs­day of each month at Bishop’s Cleeve Foot­ball Club, Kayte Lane from 8pm to 10pm.

Come along as a visi­tor and en­joy the speaker, tea/cof­fee and cake for only £3. Make friends and have a gig­gle.

On Oc­to­ber 3, Mo­ti­va­tion and in­spi­ra­tion from Pink Sky De­sign in Chel­tenham.

Susie Mcguire has formed a so­cial group aimed at peo­ple aged 60+ in the area.

The idea is to meet for cin­ema, theatre, meals out and gen­eral get-to­geth­ers.

If in­ter­ested, con­tact Susie on 07887 713 156 or email [email protected]­look. com. Come and join us – your ideas could make a dif­fer­ence.

Cleeve Ladies Probus club meet­ings take place in Bishop’s Cleeve Tithe Barn at 9.45am.

On Oc­to­ber 1, there will be a visit to the Three Choirs vine­yard.

If you would like to join this group please con­tact 01242 529664.

Cleeve Car­ers and Friend­ship group reaches out to those in the com­mu­nity who may not be car­ers but are home alone or would like to meet with oth­ers for friend­ship. Meet­ings at 2pm in St Michael’s Hall. This group is look­ing for an or­gan­iser to run monthly min­i­nus trips.

Any­one in­ter­ested, con­tact 01242 672029.

Bishop’s Cleeve WI meets monthly in the Tithe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve, on Tues­days at 7.15pm.

The meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 15 will be on the His­tory of Teddy Bears, with speaker Dr Gil­lian White.

The com­pe­ti­tion will be Your Favourite Teddy.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 01242 677520.

Gother­ing­ton, Wool­stone and Ox­en­ton WI meets at 7.30pm on the fourth Wed­nes­day of the month in Gother­ing­ton Vil­lage Hall.

On Oc­to­ber 23, the talk will be called Glouces­ter­shire’s Queen – Kather­ine Parr, with speaker Mike Bot­tom­ley. WOODMANCOT­E

Woodmancot­e Probus Club meet­ings take place on Tues­days at Woodmancot­e New Vil­lage Hall, start­ing at 9.30am, with re­fresh­ments fol­lowed by the talk at 10.30am.

On Oc­to­ber 1, it will be In­tro­duc­tion to Sa­mar­i­tans, with speaker Vicky Ward

Woodmancot­e WI meets at 7.30pm on the third Thurs­day of the month in Woodmancot­e Vil­lage Hall.

On Oc­to­ber 17, the talk World of Pup­pets by Whis­per and Shout.

For in­for­ma­tion about fu­ture meet­ings con­tact 01242 672791. » Ann Lewis mag­[email protected]­mail.com 01242 702573

Apperley’s an­nual quar­ter marathon on Sun­day proved to be a huge suc­cess with more than 400 run­ners tak­ing part. Lo­cal run­ning groups, in­clud­ing Huc­c­ele­cote Har­ri­ers, Al­most Ath­let­ics, Kingsway Run­ners, Tewkes­bury Ath­letic Club and Lonely Goat Club joined in­di­vid­u­als and fam­ily run­ners to cre­ate a fam­ily friendly event, which was rais­ing money for both SARA (Sev­ern Area Res­cue As­so­ci­a­tion) and Apperley Cricket Club. This year’s theme was the An­gel, in­spired by the sculp­ture on Deerhurst Church, and was a com­plete sell-out. Next year’s event will have a but­ter­fly theme

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