Activities

We have a wide range of activities supporting and enhancing life in the parish.  Most of these have their own pages giving more information which can be found by following the links below.  And if you are looking for an activity not listed here, the clergy or the the parish office may well be able to point you in the right direction.

  • St Peter’s Choir
  • The Bellringers who make sure the town knows that a service is about to start.
  • Winchcombe Pilgrims
  • Men’s breakfasts to start the day well
  • Women’s Breakfast is every fourth Sunday. Look out for the venue on our home page.
  • Toddler Time is our baby to preschool group. We meet every Thursday 10.00am – 11.30am in St Peter’s, including during school holidays.
  • The Parish Fete is an annual event that aims to get people together for fun and friendship.
  • A number of Study Groups which meet at various times and places and with a range of formats.  
  • For more information on these please contact the Parish Office.

Friends of St. Peter's Church

The Friends of St Peter’s was launched in 1996 to provide financial help for the preservation, repairs and maintenance of the fabric & fittings of St Peter’s Church, Winchcombe in the Diocese of Gloucester.  Our patron is Lady Ashcombe of Sudeley Castle, and the president and co-vice-presidents are the Bishops of Gloucester, the Bishop of Tewkesbury, Sir John Adye and Mrs Christine Lainé.  The current chairman is Mrs Rosemary Hancock. Activities are held annually like Open Gardens, history talk and quiz nights.

St Peter’s Church is historically one of the most significant and important buildings in Winchcombe and as such imposes an obligation for those who recognise and enjoy the value of its presence to hand it on to the next generation in equally good order – after all, we did receive it free.  We of this generation are its custodians, and we the Friends have been able – through our annual subscriptions, gifts and fund-raising activities – to help finance essential work on the church roof and other high-profile projects.  We have retained a substantial balance from these sources to support the future needs of St Peter’s, because our purpose and commitment is not only to help with major projects.  There will be a never-ending need for our support for the fabric, fittings and churchyard of this splendid building in the heart of Winchcombe. A recent initiative by the Friends allows the tower of St Peter’s to be floodlit to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and the like.  This is available to anyone, not just to members of the Friends scheme.

Whether you see St Peter’s as the focal point of Christian worship in the town for over five hundred years, or simply as an historic building or tourist attraction, we need your support.  So why not join us?  Membership of the Friends is open to all (Christians and non-Christians, users and non-users).  You can subscribe whatever sum you think is appropriate for you, subject to a minimum annual subscription (£7.50 single, £12.00 joint or £15.00 for a family membership).  

If you have any further enquiries on membership or other Friends-related matters, please write to:

Friends of St Peter’s Church
St Peter’s Centre
Gloucester Street
Winchcombe
Cheltenham
Glos
GL54 5LU

01242 602067

Email: [email protected]

Friends of St. Michael's Church

The Friends have been supporting St. Michael’s since 2008. They have organised a wide range of fundraising events, including organ recitals, choral concerts, garden parties, and wine tasting evenings. Member help, wherever necessary, with maintenance of the ancient little church and it’s churchyard. The Friends regularly make significant contributions towards repairs, inside and outside. They are currently raising funds to repair the pew platform and the roof. Do get in touch if you would like to support them.

If you have any further enquiries on membership or other Friends-related matters, please write to:

Friends of St Michael’s Church
Stanley Pontlarge
Cheltenham
Glos
GL54 5HD

01242 602067

Email: [email protected]

 

Visit the Diocese of Gloucester’s website.