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About Holy Apostles

Holy Apostles, a growing Anglican church in Cheltenham made up of down-to-earth, genuine, imperfect people.

We explore the Christian faith together with relevant bible teaching, worship, and prayer. In everything we do we place a high emphasis on making friends. We run a network of small-groups that meet together during the week. We also run Alpha courses for those who are enquiring about or just getting going in the Christian faith. There is lots going on for children and young people, please see our children's and youth pages. 

Our central aim is to see our community transformed with the love of God by knowing Jesus and making Jesus known.

We try to give this shape with five key values:

  1. God led.
    actively seeking to know and follow what God is doing today, because, unless God builds the house the labourers work in vain. Ps 127.1

  2. Spirit empowered
    Expecting and making space to encounter God’s presence in everything we do, because: the same power that raised Christ from the dead is living in us. Rom 8.11, and Eph. 1. 17-21

  3. Open and inclusive
    Offering a generous, grace-filled welcome, that values difference, encourages questioning, and enables honesty, integrity and transparency, because just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptised by one Spirit so as to form one body – whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. And so the body is not made up of one part but of many... 1 Corinthians 12. 12-27 

  4. Fully engaged
    offering everyone opportunities for contributing as well as receiving, seeking after God’s kingdom not our own comfort, and intentionally engaging in: Evangelism; Social Action; and Campaigning for Change, because each of us should use whatever gift we have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4.10

  5. Always growing
    Growing in numbers, growing in depth of faith & knowledge, and growing closer together, by nurturing robust, personal faith at all ages, supporting families of all kinds in the struggles and joys of life, and working to connect with each other in genuine, diverse, caring relationship, because speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4: 15-16

     

If you would like to know more or we can help you get connected in any way please do contact us.  Your first point of contact is Megan Day our Office Manager, email churchoffice@holyapostles.org.uk or call 01242 242570.

The Team

Revd Ashley Collishaw
Rev Ashley Collishaw
Vicar of Holy Apostles

Curate Rachel
Rev Rachel Beere
Curate

Treasurer Fiona
Fiona Foulger
Treasurer

Warden Jo
Jo Palmer
Warden

 

Warden Neil
Neil Foulger
Warden
Megan
Megan Day
Church Administrator, and PCC Sec.
Revd Barbara
Rev Barbara Knight
Pastoral Care

Rev Tim
Rev Tim Watson
9am Service

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Rev James White
Pioneer Minister, Cornerstone

Rev Martin
Rev Martin Turner
Methodist Minister St Michael's

Beanie
Beanie Farrimond
Children & Families

 

Margaret
Margaret Clifford
Youth Leader

 

Simon
Simon Preston
Youth Leader
Dom
Dom Hamilton
Music Director

 

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Vic Thomas
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Gill Ford
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Parochial Church Council

The PCC is our church council, who are also the trustees for Holy Apostles as a charity. We meet around six times a year and our main responsibility is governance, oversight, and long term strategy for the church. You can contact the PCC via Megan (who is PCC secretary) in the church office on the contact details listed at the bottom of all our website pages.

Revd Ashley Collishaw, Chair
Megan Day, PCC Secretary
Fiona Foulger, Treasurer
Neil Foulger, Warden
Jo Palmer, Warden
Revd Rachel Beere, Curate
Ruth Bull
Steve Burdett
Benjamin Collishaw
Marianne Kelly
Carl Palmer
Simon Preston (Deanery Synod Representative)
Cathy Schorah
Richard Simpson (Deanery Synod Representative)
Shelley Watts
Kath Warner