Alleluia! Christ is Risen!"

The crucifixion was, for the original disciples,
an unexpected and tragic event. Their Lord and Master had met a barbaric and painful death.

Having hastily buried his body in a borrowed tomb, the day after the crucifixion was spent behind locked doors in shocked grief.

Early on the Sunday morning Mary Magdalene went to the tomb, the way people do, to pay her respects but even worse was to come.

It appeared that the tomb had been broken into and the body was gone, the shroud neatly folded and placed on a shelf!

What happened next would change everything, even under pain of death the disciples would never, ever, deny that Christ had risen!

Growing in Faith Together

Our primary focus as a community of faith is the worship that we offer to the Lord week by week in our Churches.

Jesus commanded his people to remember him using the bread and wine of the Eucharist so this is our main service every Sunday.

Jesus also commanded his people to baptise and most Sundays we also meet around the font, as he would want, to celebrate a new life and offer a welcome into the Lord's family.

"Baptisms, Weddings
and Funerals"

We are pleased to offer services of Baptism, Weddings and Funerals at each of our three Churches.

For more information on Baptisms and Weddings please use the link on the Navigation Bar above.

For more information on Funerals and Cremations, please contact Fr Andrew directly or make contact through your chosen Funeral Director / Undertaker.

The "Storyteller Eucharist"

We celebrate the "Storyteller" Eucharist on the 2nd Sunday of the month at Hardwicke, this service is especially suitable for families and children, there is a Gospel Story especially for the youngsters, and our Junior Choir sing during the service.

At the anniversary of a Baptism, Baptism Candles are relit and youngsters are always welcome at the Altar for a blessing.

If you don't attend Church or its been a long time since you came along, try the "Storyteller" Service. We would love to see you.

The "Simply Worship" Eucharist
at Hardwicke

On the 4th Sunday of the month our worship is more reflective and devotional.

We sing contemporary worship songs, listen to scripture and unpack its meaning in interactive and reflective ways and share the eucharistic bread and wine.

This service is evolving into something special which attempts to touch the heart and mind as we worship using our senses and our spirits in service of the Lord.

Sunday Services and Midweek Services

Come and join us one Sunday at Hardwicke, Elmore or Longney.
Our morning services are usually the best place to begin,
especially if you are new to the life of the Church.

The Eucharist or Communion, sometimes called Mass, is our main Sunday service. The word "Eucharist" means "thanksgiving". It is the time when we sing hymns, reflect on the week gone by, hear the Bible read and explained, and offer our prayers to the Lord.

In this service we also receive the Communion bread and wine,
as Jesus asked his friends to do, in remembrance of Him.

Evensong at Elmore is a service of hymns, readings and prayers using
the 1662 Prayer Book (in traditional language).

To locate our Churches click on "Find Us" above.

This Month's Services at Church...



Every Wednesday

Said Eucharist (BCP) at Hardwicke Church 9.30am

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Sunday April 29th - Easter 5

“The Gospel spreads wider”

Cafe Church at Hardwicke Primary Academy 10.45am
Come along for this month's coffee, cake,
fellowship and informal worship

(No services at Elmore or Longney today)

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Sunday May 6th - Easter 6

“Baptised...into what?”


Note the "Pilot Bridge" in Hardwicke will be closed today
allow extra time to find your route to Elmore Church
from Gloucester via Elmore Lane West
or from M5 junction 12 via Castle Lane and Longney

Parish Eucharist at Elmore Church 9.30am

Parish Eucharist at Hardwicke Church 11.00am

Holy Baptisms at Hardwicke Church 1.00pm

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Sunday May 13th - Sunday after Ascension

“Jesus' prayer for his people”

Parish Eucharist at Longney Church 9.30am

"Storyteller" Family Eucharist at Hardwicke Church 11.00am

Sung Evensong at Elmore Church 4.00pm

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Sunday May 20th - Pentecost

“The Holy Spirit - Advocate and Guide”

Parish Eucharist at Elmore Church 9.30am

Holy Baptism at Elmore Church 11.00am

Parish Eucharist at Hardwicke Church 11.00am
(with PCC Commissioning)

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Sunday May 27th - Trinity Sunday

“God is Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer”

"Storyteller" Eucharist at Longney Church 9.30am

"Simply Worship" Eucharist at Hardwicke Church 11.00am

Wedding at Elmore Church 1.30pm

Evensong with Hymns at Elmore Church 4.00pm