Christmas Services

Christmas will soon be here, so check out what's happening this year and come... >>>

2nd Dec 2014



RealMen - Post Christmas Walk

27th December 2014 - Robinswood Hill 10.00am (9.30 for FREE BACON BUTTIES) >>>

24th Nov 2014



CAP Debt Centre

There is now a Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre operating in Cheltenh... >>>

17th Mar 2014



Chatterbox Cafe

Every Wednesday afternoon our cafe is open from 2-4pm for senior residents in... >>>

3rd Jun 2013



Football at c3

The Cotswold Churches Football League >>>

1st Jan 2012


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    - 7:38 PM Dec 19th
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    - 7:13 AM Dec 19th
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    - 8:37 AM Dec 18th
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Pastor Ali's Latest Blog

Dressing Up?

Christmas is often a time for socials, parties, dinners and work do’s, with, maybe, the opportunity to dress up. So what will you be wearing? The daft Christmas jumper or something glitterier?
Jesus got ready too, in fact he took a long time to get ready and when he was ready he’d dressed down. He got the dress code all wrong – he took off his glory and put on humanity.The eternal being put on humanity, the omnipotent one experienced helplessness and pain. He who was the centre of heavenly worship wore humility and the possessor of the universe became poor. The creator of the universe experienced ignominy and the immortal became mortal. You might say ‘Well then, what use are you? If you are no better than us what can you do?’ But then he put on the Spirit of the Lord, as we can, so that he can take our humanity and glorify it, anoint it, raise it up, make us rich in character, and give us immortality with him. .... read more >>