St. Michael and All Angels Church Eastington

Following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II we set up a place in the church for quiet reflection and prayer.

A book of condolence was made available during the period of mourning and this will be passed on to the local archivist so it can be preserved as a permanent record.




Church Services

Services for October and November will be held as usual on the 2nd and 4th Sundays and in addition there will be an All-Souls service at 2pm on Sunday 6th November ** (** note this was wrongly  given as  in the magazine as 30th Oct).

On the 13th November our Remembrance Day Service will be held at the earlier than normal time of 10.45am so that a minute’s silence can be observed at 11am. The service will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the churchyard.

Looking further ahead in we celebrate Advent on 27th November and there will be a Carol Service on the 11th December both at 11.15 am.
As usual we will be repeating the popular Christingle Service on Christmas Eve at 6pm. If you would like a collection box these will be available at the back of the Church nearer the time or call Jacky on 01453 828682. All proceeds go to the Children’s Society

A full list of services throughout the Team can be found on the website so take a look at:

The Bells

Elsewhere in this edition of the ECN Steve Mills has written an article on the history of Eastington Church Bells. Having read this you may be left wondering what is like to actually ring a church bell. If this sparks an interest, we are always looking for new ringers. We practice on Monday evenings at 7.30pm and you will be made very welcome if you want to come along to see the bells in action and perhaps have a go!


We have set up a collection point in the Church for specific items for Ukraine. The list is as follows:
Boots and new socks, baby food and hygiene items, tinned food, chocolate, torches, batteries, medicines, medical equipment, adult hygiene, clean new underwear and Android tablets.
All items collected are taken on a weekly basis to the Polish Association and Ukrainian Church in Gloucester who then transport the goods overland to the areas in Ukraine where the need is greatest.

Food Bank

Please remember The Stroud District Foodbank, especially having regard to the cost-of-living inflation and the stark choice between food or fuel which many will face in the forthcoming months. There is a collection point at the back of the church which remains open during the day time. All donations are gratefully received and taken to the Foodbank on a weekly basis.


The well-used library at the back of the church is re-stocked with fresh books on a regular basis. You are welcome to come into the church for a quiet browse and borrow a book for a modest fee.


For further information on forthcoming events taking place in Eastington and
across the Stroudwater Team you can ask to receive the weekly pew sheet by emailing:

If you would like more information or simply to be in touch, please contact one of the Team clergy:

Rev Steve Harrison: general queries but particularly events in the Stanleys, Selsley, Frocester, Moreton Valence and Whitminster:

Rev Liz Palin: Frampton-on-Severn, Arlingham, Fretherne, Framilode and Saul:

Rev Dave Bishop: Stonehouse, Standish, Eastington, Haresfield: