Parish Groups

55+ Club

A social club with over 80 members. Meets every Thursday, outings and speakers are arranged. Please see Newsletter for latest events. New members and visitors are always welcome.

CAFOD - Tel: 01242 519810

Our Parish supports third world projects under the banner of CAFOD through prayer and fundraising.

Stitch and Pray

Meet about once a month to Stitch and Pray, in the Old Priory on Saturday Afternoons. An informal friendly creative group who have produced a number of projects, some of which are sold to raise funds for Parish Projects. Please contact Sue Holbrook on  01242 577029 for more information. All ages and abilities are welcome – advice and guidance given.

Childrens Liturgy Group - Tel: 01242 511371 (Stella Kinmond)

A liturgy suitable for younger children usually takes place during the 9.30am Sunday Mass.

Marian Society - Tel: 01242 572163

Based at Holy Name Hall, this group is involved in running the Hall, fund-raising and social activities.

Newman Association - Tel: 01242 576730 (Tony)

Meet monthly from September to May. Details published in Church porch. New members welcome. A group for young Catholics 14-18 years of age. Come and socialise, pray and discuss the catholic Faith. Meets after Mass on varying Sunday evenings. Check the newsletter for more details.

Society of St. Vincent De Paul - Tel: 01242 523737

A charity founded in the last century to help the poor, the sick and needy. Members undertake hospital & home visits to those in need, help, guidance, physical and financial assistance. Contact the Presbytery for information.

The Parish And The Sacraments - Tel: 01242 523737

The Parish prepares candidates for Reception into the Church, Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion, Confirmation and Marriage. For more information contact the Parish Office on the above number.

Youth Junior Group - email christine.fletcher@talktalk.net

We are aiming to explore good citizenship in a Christian context through Art, Craft and Music. Sessions take place twice a month in the OP; we start straight after the 9:30 Sunday Mass and finish a 11:30. We are a lovely, lively group and enjoy meeting new people. Check our newsletter for dates, and just come along on the day!

Teams of Our Lady - 01452 713330

Teams of our Lady is a movement that supports married (and widowed) couples in their vocation. A Team would consist of 3 to 5 couples and their families. The couples will meet once a month for a simple shared meal, with prayer time and with the help of a chaplain find this to be a great support through all the ups and downs of married life int he modern church. In Cheltenham there are three teams, and room for more - if this interests you please contact John or Jane Andrews in the first instance.

Bereavement Support - Tel: 01242 523737

Parishioners are available to offer friendly support and a listening ear following bereavement.

Celebrating The Liturgy - Tel: 01242 523737

Parishioners are involved in helping to celebrate the Liturgy in various ways - Eucharistic Ministers, Musicians, Readers, Servers, Stewards. Holy Communion can be taken to the sick and housebound. For further information contact the Parish Office.

Church Flowers - Tel: 01242 523737

A Team regularly meet to decorate our beautiful church with flowers and foliage. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to help.

Choir - Tel: 07827 915575

A choir provides music from the classical and renaissance repertoire for the 11:15 Mass most Sundays and with the music group provides music for the main feasts of the year. Please contact David McConkey (Organist) if you are interested in singing with the choir.

Music Group - Tel: 07403 697251

A group of musicians/singers provides music from a contemporary repertoire for the 09.30 Sunday Family Mass and with the choir, for the main feasts of the liturgical year. Musicians and singers of all ages are always welcome to join - please contact John for details.

Parish Library - Tel: 01242 517614

The Library is a collection of religious books. Open for borrowing, study or casual browsing in the Old Prioy on Friday mornings 10.00 -12.00

RCIA Journey in Faith - Tel: 01242 523737

Every Thursday 7.00 - 9pm in the Presbytery, everyone welcome.

The Catenians

The Catenian Association is a national lay organisation which is open to Catholic men over the age of 21. It is a social organisation which aims to strengthen family life through friendship and faith. Tel: 01242 238222

Young Catholics Adults Group

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. (2nd Tues: Catechesis; 4th Tues: socialising) Click here for more information. Tel: Margaret - 07515 805015. Damien - 07908 105787

Schools

The Catholic School of St Gregory the Great
St James Square, Cheltenham, GL50 3QG
Telephone: (01242) 513659
Fax: (01242) 237870
Website: www.st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mrs Charlotte Blanch

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School
Lewis Road, Hesters Way, Cheltenham, GL51 0HZ
Telephone: (01242) 513339
Headteacher: Mrs Maria Miles

All Saints’ Academy
Blaisdon Way, Cheltenham, GL51 0WH
Telephone: (01242) 702220
Principal: Mr Dermot McNiffe

St Edward's School
Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8EY
Telephone: (01242) 538600
Fax: (01242) 538610
Headteacher: Mrs Patricia Clayfield

St Edward's Preparatory School
London Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL52 6NR
Telephone: (01242) 538900
Headteacher: Mr Stephen J McKernan