January 2021 – due to the pandemic no social gatherings are currently permitted.

11th February 2021.The  CHAT  group is so-called because it stands for Come Here And Talk, and it is what it says! In normal times there are nine meetings through the year, usually in term times, and there are usually eight to ten of us there. We gather to talk about topical issues which challenge us in today’s world. The group originated in a Lent Group back in 2002, and it retains a Christian ethos, but we are not all Christians and we listen and learn from each other, and hopefully broaden our views. Since lockdown, we meet each week on Tuesdays on Zoom between 730 and 8.30 p.m. The topic for discussion is chosen each week. One person starts us off and we take it from there! Courtesy and confidentiality are our guidelines! If you’d like to know more, to receive details of the topic for the next discussion and the Zoom Link, please ring Sue Farr on 01454 614861.
Greenforce

GREEN FORCE

GREEN FORCE is a group of people from St Mary’s church who would like to make a positive difference to our beautiful planet. We are soon to be part of a scheme within our...

Music in St Mary’s Olveston

St Mary’s has a strong musical tradition and the music in the church is much appreciated by the congregation. During the course of a month a variety of musical styles is used in services...

Bell Ringers

St Mary’s has a fine ring of 8 Taylor bells that were cast in 1907. Our primary role is to ring the bells for any services that require the bells. In practice this means...

MONDAY MOVIES AT ST MARY’s

The Autumn Season of films started on 7th. There are 6 films to be shown on the FIRST and THIRD Mondays of each month. Members have been emailed with details. Anyone, church member or...

Chat

The CHAT group is so-called because it stands for Come Here And Talk, and it is what it says! There are nine meetings through the year, usually in term times, and there are usually eight to...

Retirement Lunches

The idea of holding monthly lunches for retired people was suggested by Martin Gibson, churchwarden of St Mary’s at the time, in 2002 and it caught on very quickly. The lunches were held either...

Support Group

Olveston and Tockington Local Churches This group was started by Rev Anita Thorne in 1994 under the name Care Group, and the name has since changed to Support Group, but both names indicate its...

Alpha Course

We run an Alpha Course every autumn. Contact the Church Office for details. From the Alpha website: “Guests attend for a wide variety of reasons – some want to investigate whether God exists; others...