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Thank you to everyone who supported the Eastington Christmas Tree Festival between 1st and 3rd December 2019. It was a huge success with over 400 visitors, with over £800 raised for church funds. Huge congratulations to Eastington Primary School for coming 1st with their Merry Recycling Christmas Tree, to Eastington Farm Shop for coming 2nd with their Have a Veggie Merry Christmas Tree and to Suzie Morley-Worrall for coming 3rd with her Rainbow Christmas Tree.

See photos on pages 12 and 13

Also a massive thank you also to everyone who came to the well-attended Christmas services at St Michael and All Angels Church, including our annual Christingle Service which raised £530 for the Children’s Society. This money will be invaluable for the charity to ensure they will be there for vulnerable children and young people all over the country.

Finally, thank you to everyone who lovingly prepared and donated a Reverse Advent Calendar Hamper for the Stroud District Foodbank. We delivered a number of them, all of which helped to provide some extra Christmas cheer to families desperate for help over the holidays.

During the next couple of months, we have a number of exciting events and services taking place at St Michael & All Angels (further details below) and hope you will be able to get involved. If you would like to keep in touch and receive up to date news, you can follow us on social media by searching for “Eastington Church” and “Stroudwater Team” on Facebook and Twitter. You can also contact any of our clergy:

Team Rector: Revd Steve Harrison: 07466 858975
Team Vicar: Revd Liz Palin: 01452 741147
Team Vicar: Revd Dave Bishop: 01453 822332

Mothering Sunday

We would love to see you at our Mothering Sunday Service on Sunday 22nd March at 11.15am at which we celebrate all those who care for us. This includes mothers, grand parents, family members, carers and all within our community who play a nurturing and nourishing role.
During the Service, flowers will be given out to mums and to anyone who would like to receive a posy. The service is suitable for all ages, with refreshments being served afterwards in the Charlie Bullock Room.

If you would like to come along and receive a posy, please contact Jacky Naylor on 01453 828682 or at  by Friday 20th March.


Flower Festival

We are pleased to announce that St Michael & All Angels will be hosting its first Flower Festival for over 15 years between Friday 26th June and Sunday 28th June.

The theme for the Flower Festival will be “British Summer Time” and will be a celebration of all things British during the summer.

Furthermore, the exhibition will be put together by professional and amateur florists from all walks of life, showcasing that anyone can put together a flower display.

The Flower Festival is being run to raise essential funds for ongoing maintenance repairs to the Church building, to ensure pastoral care is available for those in need, and to enhance the Church for the enjoyment of the local community for future generations.

We currently have approximately 20 florists who have kindly volunteered and we would be extremely interested to hear from anyone else who would like to get involved, so that we can pack the church with numerous displays.

Similarly if you would like to volunteer or sponsor the Flower Festival, please get in contact, as all help will be gratefully received.

Further details about opening times and admission prices will be announced in due course. There will be refreshments and a raffle throughout the weekend, as well as a number of ticketed flower arranging workshops by local florists.

For further details, please contact Festival Director Jessica Amys on 01453 821656 or at

Church Services Times

We worship at St Michael & All Angels every Sunday morning at 11.15am for a time of fellowship, prayer, thanksgiving and reflection, followed by refreshments and the opportunity to meet friends.
Our service is lay-led on the 1st Sunday of the month, with communion celebrated by one of our priests on the 2nd , and 4th Sundays of the month.

On the 3rd Sunday of the month, we have our Family Communion Service. It is a new style of informal and relaxed worship with all the essential ingredients you would expect from a normal Church service, but with added benefit of using modern music and audio visual. This is an ideal service for those with young families and who have recently moved into the area.

Church Library

The library in our Parish Church continues to thrive and is well used. In addition to a wide variety of books for adults and children, we also have magazines, audio books and jigsaw puzzles. A comfortable well-lit area is available for those who wish to sit and browse. We have a number of regular borrowers and buyers who find this small library a real community asset. The library can be found at the back of the Church and is available to anyone who wishes to borrow and/or buy. The church is open daily from approximately 9am to 4pm.

Public Notice

Ref: 2020-046370 Church: Eastington: St Michael & All Angels
Diocese: Gloucester Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER
Form 4A (Rule 6.2) Public Notice (general form)
In the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Gloucester
Church of Eastington: St Michael & All Angels
In the parish of Eastington: St Michael & All Angels
NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese for permission to carry out the following:
To arrange a Confirmatory Faculty retrospectively to cover all of the internments from the date of the closure order 6th Day of August 1975
Copies of the relevant plans and documents may be examined at
Cleeve Cottage, Millend, Eastington, Stonehouse, GL10 3SF
Date 25/01/2020
If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should send a letter stating the grounds of your objection to

The Diocesan Registrar at
Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP
Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol
DX 7831 Bristol

so that your letter reaches the registrar not later than 24/02/2020. A letter of objection must include your name and address and state whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish or any other basis on which you have an interest in the matter.