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Covid-19  Update


Monday April 19th


St Edward’s now open every Sunday

APCM details for Tuesday April 20th

Rogation service on May 9th


Dear Friends,


St Edward’s now open every Sunday

As we hoped, we were able to resume worship in St Edwards on Easter Sunday and we will now continue to offer a 12.00noon Holy Communion services each Sunday in April.

In May, we plan to resume some 9.30am services in the villages - both Morning Prayer and Holy Communion will be available. We also plan two Benefice Services together in May and one in June. On May 9th, Rogation Sunday, we will gather for a 10.00am outdoor service at Condicote on and on May 23rd we will all be at Stow for a Communion Service at 11.00am with Archdeacon Phil. A new Benefice Diary for May and June is now published on-line.


Click here for the Benefice Diary for May and June


We look forward to seeing you soon.


APCM details for Tuesday April 20th


This Tuesday, April 20th we have the Stow APCM at 7.00pm on Zoom.  The papers for this and the link to join the meeting are on our website. 

If you wish to join by phone, please ring 0131 460 1196 or 0203 051 2874 and enter the meeting ID number 812 8587 0678 when prompted.  As well as the usual business, we will seeking views on our proposals to Update St Edwards. These have been published on-line and updated following recent consultations.


Rogation service on May 9th

We will be gathering as a Benefice outside in Condicote Pound on May 9th at 10.00am to seek God’s blessing on the land.  You will be able to download the service to bring with you from the website in the week before



youtube channel opens


Looking ahead, we are setting things up to live-stream our church services live as a permanent facility for those unable to join us in person.

To enable this we have now set up our own dedicated channel on youtube. This will only be available to subscribers.  If you would like to subscribe, you can do this at any time, just click on the link below:




If you are not yet a voting member in your parish, please contact the Electoral Roll Officers to be included. They are:

Stow                    Derek Magson      833840

Condicote            Roger Formby       830439

The Swells           Jolyon Grey          830204



In the wider church our North Cotswold Deanery is developing a new Deanery strategic plan. This process was introduced in a video recorded some time ago introducing the planning process, with The Revd Dana Delap and Bishop Robert. If you would like to see this, it is available at:

Deanery strategic plans 2030 – Diocese of Gloucester (

Looking ahead to the Summer, St Edward’s is hosting a Deanery Confirmation Service with Bishop Robert on Sunday 18th July at 3.00pm. If you have never made your baptism vows for yourself as an adult, this is a great opportunity to do so. Please let me know if you are interested.


With so much still happening on-line we have made our website easier to navigate:


There are three places that you will find most helpful.

1    The latest news will be at ‘Latest Update’

2    All links to services and meetings are now listed in one place under ‘ZOOM LINKS to Services and Meetings’  You will also find details of this week’s ZOOM Quiz on February 12th and the link to it on this page.

3    Everything you might wish to download can now be found under ‘Things to Download’. This is where you will find the Sunday Service each week and the Thursday ‘Listening to God’ sheet.


You can also find the latest national information and other resources under the Covid-19 tab on the website and use these any time.

Click here for the latest national information


I hope these links help you find the information and downloads you need week by week.


The next update will be no later than the week leading up to Sunday May 16th.


With my best wishes and prayers,