Ashcroft: Together, a Methodist & United Reform Church

Cirencester Ashcroft Church is a Methodist and United Reform Church Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP). It was formed when the nearby United Reformed Church joined with the Methodist Church at Ashcroft Road just over 20 years ago. Extensive renovation at that time meant that our church and centre now provide a hub for many groups and…

Growing our own produce at Ashcroft

Many thanks go to Cirencester Dobbies Garden Centre for their recent donation of a herb and veggie planter for Cirencester Ashcroft Church. This has enabled us to grow our own herbs and vegetables to serve at their Wednesday Together at Twelve lunch club and community café and also helped towards our aim of keeping as…

Recent Visits to ‘Together from 12’ Lunch club

We were very pleased to be visited by both Chris Brierley, Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, and Rev. James Tebbutt, Gloucestershire Methodist circuit superintendent recently. Both had a great time talking with our lunch club members, hearing about their stories and even lending a hand in the kitchen. The ‘Together from Twelve’ lunch…

Active+Ate February Holiday Club

Everyone had a great time at the Active+Ate February half term activity day on Friday 22nd February from 8:30am-2pm. It was the trial of a new type of affordable holiday club at Ashcroft, for children aged 7-11years, which included the provision of a healthy breakfast and lunch ACTIVE+ATE is an affordable holiday club programme where…

100 Mile Walk

On Friday 18th Jan 2018, Ashcroft Church was pleased to pray with, and send off, 11 walkers who were heading out on the next leg of their journey to walk a total of 100 miles through local villages and towns in the Cotswolds. The purpose of the expedition is to raise money for Christian Aid’s…

Dealing with Loss and Bereavement Workshop

Saturday 16th March, 10am – 12noon at Cirencester Ashcroft Church Led by Revd. Diane DaymondCost: Free Following four training mornings held in different venues around the Circuit earlier this year the Methodist circuit is now offering opportunities for all of us to be helped to support and deal with LOSS & BEREAVEMENT. Loss, of course,…

Fundraising Quiz

Join us for a great, fun, quiz and cakes on Saturday 2nd March from 2:30pm at Ashcroft Church & Centre. The money raised will go towards supporting Ashcroft Centre, which provides facilities for over 50 community groups and various support services operating in the Cirencester area. Ashcroft community centre provides low cost, and for some groups such…

Christmas / New Year Events

Please be aware that over the Christmas and New Year Period several of our regular events are taking a short break. The Church office will be operating reduced opening hours between Christmas and New Year, so please leave a message if your call goes unanswered. 24th: Food bank (OPEN as normal) Work Club (CLOSED) Church Service…

‘Together’ Christmas Lunch

At Ashcroft Church we were so pleased to welcome everyone to our ‘Together from Twelve’ Christmas lunch. 36 people joined us and enjoyed a five course meal, along with mulled wine and hot drinks.  Since starting in September, the ‘Together from Twelve’ lunch club has grown from strength to strength, providing a low cost three…

Carols in the Park

We hope you can join us and the Churches in Cirencester for Carols in the Park on Saturday 15th Dec at 6pm. Hosted by Watermoor Community Group and Churches Together and accompanied by the Salvation Army band. Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies from Cafe in the Park. Everyone is invited to sing, eat and…

Toy Service

Thank you to all those who donated gifts at our 2018 toy service on Advent Sunday. The donations of new toys and gifts for children and teenagers, who may otherwise not receive anything this Christmas, were all sent off to the Salvation Army’s Christmas present appeal. Supporting the appeal makes a real difference in someone’s life…