St Philip and St James’s church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2DD

South Cheltenham Churches Youth Project – April Update

Cheltenham Christian Arts Festival

I would like to bring your attention to the youth stream of this 2nd year of this local arts festival. There are a number of workshops happening during the Easter holidays locally (18th-22nd). Please pick up a brochure at the team churches or online at  There is also Revive at C3 Church on Saturday 29th April which is a local youth worship service and Mike Pilavachi from Soul Survivor is preaching and this will prove to be a popular free event. Please let me know if your child can attend so I know who to look for and organise lifts if required?

Tom Elliott is also doing a gig on Wednesday 3rd May at St Pauls Church from 7:30-9pm. Tickets can be brought on the website £8 for adults and only £2 for young people! A Bargain if I don’t say myself. I hope you can support our former youthworker who is touring all around the country and seeing people respond to the gospel and seeing children sponsored through the charity Compassion. I have booked my tickets and hope you can bring your child too!

We need to know by Easter if your child/ren want to be Confirmed at Emmanuel Church on Sunday 21st May to inform the Diocese and Bishop Rachael. Please pray for the candidates who are going forward as we prepare them at the end of April and into May too. Youth Alpha is going well and we have seen 20 young people attend sessions.

Big Church Day Out
By the time this has gone to press, I will have confirmed the dates for this event as there is now a North and South BCDO and we are working on the logistics. I can tell you it will be the May Bank Holiday 27th/28th or the 2nd/3rd June and will be something for all the family and doesn’t cost much if we can bring 15 people. Look out for the flyers further information in pewsheets and Emails/posters.


Cheers for your support   Ian Hart and the Youth Team.

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