Churnside Benefice

The Parishes of
South Cerney with Cerney Wick,
Siddington and Preston

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Community Links

Community Links

All Hallows Church prides itself on being a friendly welcoming place for people who attend the services but we are also actively involved in the community, here are some examples.

Parish Neighbours

We run a Parish Neighbours scheme which welcomes newcomers with an information pack and most streets have someone who is part of the scheme and looks out for people who are unwell or need practical help.

Bereavement Support

We also have a team made up of clergy and lay people who visit the bereaved whether they are church members or not.

Open the Book

Another team of people go to Anne Edwards school on a regular basis to read Bible stories to the children and this is called "Open the Book".

We have close links from All Hallows and the village with 29 Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps, based at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks at South Cerney, and the Vicar is Officiating Chaplain to the Regiment.

Siddington School

We have close links with our local Church of England primary school.

The children come into St. Peter's for special services throughout the year and the Vicar and others go into school to take assemblies.

Recently, we introduced Open the Book, introducing children to stories from the Bible. This is led by a team of volunteers from the church.

On the fifth Sunday of each month an informal "Cafe Church" is held at the Community Room at 6.00pm and all are welcome.

Loving Community

And last but not least many of us are seen round and about the villages on a daily basis and many a problem is aired in this way.