Who We Are
We are a community church with a significant number of worshippers attending from outside of the Rodborough. We belong to Churches Together in Stroud and enjoy a cooperative relationship with Rodborough Parish Church, sharing occasional services, lunches and social events.
The church rooms are widely used by community groups during the week, including a playgroup, "Mother and Baby" groups, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, a local choir, a special needs dance group and a scrabble club. All in addition to our own choir, Wednesday Fellowship and Monday Lunch Club. We also hold a social get together on Monday afternoon - "Relax Renew and Revive" , an afternoon of art, crafting, conversation and massage and "Friday Fun Night" an evening of pool, table tennis card and board games open to all ages.
Our minister the Reverend Eric Massey joined us in February 2011.
Eric had previously served for 13years as a Chaplain in adult mental services.
Among his many strengths, he says, is a love of people and particularly those who are caught up in life's struggle, he feels a strong call that he can uplift and encourage them.
The church is situated along a fairly quiet road about a mile from Stroud, and has two chapels, the smaller 'Little Chapel' having been converted from a coach house and stables in the 1920s. The main church building has two sizeable community rooms adjoining the church itself, with a number of smaller rooms. The Little Chapel has a significant Arts & Crafts interior which is of much interest and attracts visitors from home and abroad.
Although the church is close to a large housing estate and only two-thirds of a mile from the main road, its secluded position means it is out of the public eye and one of its great attributes is its peaceful, rural location.
Monday Lunch club takes place monthly (except August) and involves a short talk or slide show a simple prayer and hymn followed by lunch. The older people who attend come from a wide area and are not necessarily churchgoers.
Wednesday Fellowship meetings take place monthly (except August) and provide an opportunity for people to meet up for talks, meals and other social activities.