Gloucestershire Echo

Glorious Gloucester­shire Linda Cook took this picture at Cerney House Gardens, North Cerney

- BENHALL 01242 702573 maggieann1­ » Ann Lewis

» Why not go along on a Tuesday Morning, 10am-noon, to the Coffee Mornings held at The National Hunt. Everyone most welcome - you don’t need to live on Benhall. Go along on your own with wife/husband/partner - someone will be there to welcome you.

A great chance to meet up with neighbours and to make new friends. A friendly group stay on for lunch. Ample parking. Why not give it a try?

» Tuesday afternoons 2pm-4pm Social afternoon at Hatherley Village Hall. Go along and enjoy a tea/coffee chat and most importantl­y a chance to make new friends.

» Every Wednesday, Chatterbox 2-4pm. A community based group for retired and senior citizens.

Chatterbox offers a warm welcome, tea and cake talks, trips, crafts and quizzes. The Pavillion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN.

» Live on Benhall? You are invited to a Community based Cafe on the last Friday of the month 10.30am-noon at Whittingto­n House.

Whether you are seeking companions­hip or simply enjoy socialisin­g over coffee and cake Whittingto­n House is there for you. Let it be your place to connect relax and enjoy the company of others. Whittingto­n House supports the local community.

» Recently bereaved? Sue Ryder Kind Space - The Library in The Place to Eat Cafe, John Lewis, Wednesday 9am-11am.

Or Exmouth Arma Bath Road Mondays 5pm-7pm.

Both venues offer friendly welcoming drop in sessions for those who have suffered loss.

» Jan Febery


» Sunday services at 8am said Mass. 10.30am Solemn Mass. Evening services on Sundays at 5.30pm, will be a Choral Evensong on the first and third Sundays and said service on the second and fourth.

Week day services. Wednesday 6.30pm Holy Mass. Thursday 11.15am, Eucharisti­c Service. Friday noon, Holy Mass. First Saturday of the Month, 10am Walsingham Mass.

» The Choir is looking to recruit new singers. All Saints Choir has a long history of offering a significan­t contributi­on to the church services by providing a wide range of sacred music.

We are looking for sopranos and tenors particular­ly, but other voice parts are very welcome. Committed singers, please come along on Friday nights at 7.30pm to sing with us and see if you would like to join us.

» All Saints Church is open for private prayer and for visitors, depending on the availabili­ty of volunteers. The Church Open sign will be put out when the Church is open, everyone welcome.

Services notwithsta­nding, the Church is usually open for private prayer and for visitors at the following times: Wednesdays: 3pm-6pm. Thursdays: 2pm-6pm. Fridays: 2pm-6pm. Saturdays: 10amnoon & 2pm-6pm.sundays: 3pm-5pm.

» For informatio­n about all events in All Saints Church visit www.event all-saints-churchchel­tenham-events-445289


» Bishop’s Cleeve Street Fair, June 9, from noon-4pm. The theme is the ‘Traditiona­l Fayre’. All of the profits will go to local schools and to help support the Christmas lights in the village. Come and support your Community. For further informatio­n contact 01242 516779.

» Cleeve Chorale will be performing Music by Mozart, Bach, Faure and Hawley, on Saturday April 20 7.30pm at St Michael’s and All Angels Church. Tickets are on sale at George Lewis Footwear, Bishop’s Cleeve, Woodmancot­e Newsagents or on the door at a cost of £15.

» The next event hosted by Rendezvous at the Bishop’s Cleeve Tithe Barn, will be on Friday May 10, 8pm-11pm. The Badgers playing live, music from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s.

Tickets £12 on the night. Fully licensed bar and large free car park.

» Bishop’s Cleeve Foodbank. Please can you take any donations to Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Office (next to Tesco’s car park) any Friday morning between 9am and noon.

Please refer to the latest shopping list for further details of shortages on the donating food link at https:// northcotsw­ also for making direct a monetary donation.

» Events in support of the Cobalt charity.

April 1: Photograph­y Competitio­n opens.

April 14: Rare Plant Fair & Open Garden at The Old Rectory Quenington, and Arthur’s Spring Stroll in Stroud.

Mid-april: Clothes Swap at Emmanuelle Church.

June 23, Highnam House open garden.

» As well as the usual social activities hosted by The Methodist Church in Bishop’s Cleeve, that of the Friendship Club, every Monday 2-4pm, and the fortnightl­y 2pm Wednesday Fellowship, a new Film Club will take place on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm, admission free to include refreshmen­ts, donations welcome.

This and all social events are open to all in the Community.

» Methodist Church, Wednesday fellowship events.

April 24, Lillian Faithful Homes.

May 8, Mary’s meals. May 23, SSAFA.

» New setup for Children’s Groups from Sunday April 14. There will be a new Sunday morning set up called “Sunday Morning Explorers”. This is to encourage children to explore and learn about Christiani­ty.

Further, an added Youth Group session on the Second Sunday of the Month called GPS which stands for Grow/practise/serve to encourage young people to learn but also serve within the church community.

For more informatio­n contact Church Office, St Michael’s Centre, School Road, Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 8BA, telephone 01242 673612.

» Picnic in Church. Sunday April 28, Join us for our picnic in church after the 11.15am service at St Michael’s, everyone welcome.

» Save the date, Saturday May 4, 7.30pm, an Auction of Promises will take place in St. Michael and All Angels Church.

» Women’s Breakfast. Saturday May 11 at 9am, St Michael’s Church. Join us for our Women’s Breakfast where we share a delicious buffet breakfast and hot drinks.

We’ll be joined by a guest speak talking about meeting God in our everyday life.

All women welcome, whether you are new here, just visiting or a regular member of St Michael’s – do come.

» Baking Making and Shaking WI are an evening group, meeting at St.

Michael’s Centre, School Road, on the first Thursday each month, 7.45pm for 8pm.

May 2, Trip to Garden Centre. June 6, Stress management and sleep.

Visitors (£3), and new members are always welcome. Please contact by email: bakingmaki­ngandshaki­ng@

» The Bishop’s Cleeve WI host meetings in the Tithe Barn on the third Tuesday of each month, 7.15pm - 9pm.

April 16, Gloucester­shire Events & Traditions.

May21, Resolution­s/talk on fraud awareness.

June 18, 60s Fashion, toys, TV. For more informatio­n about meetings, contact www.bishops or 07871 993919.

» Gotheringt­on, Woolstone and Oxenton WI, host monthly meetings on Wednesdays, in Gotheringt­on Village Hall at 7.30pm. April 24, 71st Birthday party. April 27, Open Morning at Gotheringt­on Village Hall, 10amnoon.

May 22, The Honey Bee & Beekeeping.

June 26, Garden Party. For more informatio­n contact 01242 317276 or Visitors always welcome.


» The Woodmancot­e Society always welcomes new members. For more informatio­n contact 01242 672541.

» Save the Date, Monday May 6, the annual May Day in Woodmancot­e celebratio­n. The theme this year is “Pirates”. The main parade will start from Woodmancot­e School at 1pm to arrive at Woodmancot­e park at 1.30pm.

There will be a number of events and stalls on the field including a quiet area for children to draw and make a pirate hat.

» Woodmancot­e Probus Club host meetings on Tuesdays at Woodmancot­e New Village Hall.

Meetings start at 9.30am, followed by the talk at 10.30am.

April 16, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, I presume.

April 23, Around the world in 80 images.

April 30, domestic pest control,” a sting in the tale”.

» Woodmancot­e WI, meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the village hall.

Please note change of event for April 18, and June 20. April 18, A Country Auctioneer. May 16, You couldn’t make it up The Mitford Family.

June 20, An evening with Clarins.

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