While worship often helps us to better understand God's purpose, we also offer opportunities for people to learn more about the christian faith through informal study groups. These meet for several consecutive weeks at different times of the year, especially in Lent, to study and explore particular topics. Over the past few years we have spent time studying various themes from the Old & New Testament, often using York Course materials to support our discussions. Please ask Fr David for information on the next course.
One of the key aspects of the Christian faith is the offering of help and care to others, whether this be through listening and supporting, encouraging individuals or giving advice. As well as taking place in and through our worship and array of social activities, our parish also dedicates time specifically to pastoral care. Fr David is always happy to visit people in their own homes, particularly if they are unwell. If you or some one you know would like a visit or to receive Holy Communion at home, please contact Fr David directly.
We hold a monthly service for residents in Forest Court and we are always happy to welcome friends and family to those services as well. Dates and times are best found through the care home. Fr David is always happy to visit individuals in their rooms and to take them communion if asked to do so.
Our churches seek to engage with children and young adults both within the context of church events but also by reaching out through school lessons, assemblies and visits, encouraging them to learn more about the christian faith.
We are very fortunate to have a Church primary school in Mitcheldean - Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School. In addition to providing Foundation Governors to the governing body (who have an added responsibility for supporting and encouraging the distinctive Christian ethos of the school), Fr David takes part in school lessons and Mitcheldean church acts as a teaching resource, with pupils taking trips to explore the building and its features. We also host seasonal and end of terms services.
Fr David leads Collective Worship in school and our volunteer 'Open the Book' storytellers take part in fortnightly assemblies, using drama, props, costumes - even the children themselves - to present Bible stories in ways that are lively, engaging and informative.
If you would like to find out more about the work of our parish or our worship services, please contact our Parish Priest - Fr David Gill...
Our Parish takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. Information about safeguarding in the Diocese of Gloucester is available on the Diocesan website »
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) is Brett Riches - 07944 680320
Mitcheldean Church is open daily 8am until 4pm. Abenhall Church is open to visitors by arrangement with the church warden. (Contact Sheila Baker on 01594 543522).
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Sunday 11am - Parish Eucharist @ Mitcheldean
First & Third Sunday 3pm - Holy Communion @ Abenhall
Weekdays 8.45am - Morning Prayer @ Mitcheldean or in our neighbouring parishes of Blaisdon, Longhope or Huntley - Contact Us for details