CNC is always seeking to complement what God is doing through other churches. This has lead to an increasingly healthy partnership with the parish churches of the South Cheltenham Team Ministry. SCTM is a group of Anglican churches that have come together across south Cheltenham to help enable a more effective ministry to the whole community. The team includes the following churches:
The Church in Warden Hill
The Church in Warden Hill is a local ecumenical partnership between the local United Reformed and Anglican Church. They are blessed with having two buildings that are available for community use and also youth workers to guide in working alongside young people. They are at the heart of Warden Hill as witnesses to Christ in all they do. Morning services alternate between the two Churches and draw upon the two denominational traditions. Evening services take place in St Christopher’s. Visit their web-site for more information.
Emmanuel, Cheltenham is at the heart of the Naunton Park community. Each Sunday they gather to think, pray, sing and listen. So that in song or silence, in prayer or pondering, in church or the community they can grow closer to God and to each other and make a positive difference in the world. They have Communion Services each Sunday at 8am and 10am and Thursday at 10.30am. At 10am on the second Sunday it’s an All-Age Communion Service and on the third Sunday the 4-11s and 11+ have their own Lighthouse groups. At 4pm on the fourth Sunday they make, learn and eat together at Creative Church. Please visit their website for more information.
St Philip and St James Leckhampton
Pip and Jims aims to be an inclusive and family-friendly church. They have a cross section of ages including toddlers, young families, teenagers and upwards. Their singing encompasses the best of old and some of the new and is often led by their choir and worship group. Their worship is liturgical but not stuffy and follows the seasons of the Church year. Their preaching aims to be biblical, challenging and addressing contemporary social and political issues.
The 10am family-friendly, inclusive service of Holy Communion is their main Sunday service. Everyone is welcome to stay for tea and coffee at the back of Church after the service.
St Stephen’s is the Parish Church of Tivoli. The worshipping community at St Stephen’s rejoices in the knowledge that God works through those whom he has called to be his disciples, and counts it a privilege to work for Him in this parish, this town and through the world wide Church. St Stephen’s stands in the catholic tradition of the Church of England and welcomes newcomers to join them for the Eucharist,which is at the centre of their worship. The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 8am according to the Book of Common Prayer and at 10am when there is a sung Eucharist. There is a Communion service at 10.30 every Wednesday and Feast Days are also celebrated on the day.
St Peter’s serves part of the Parish of Leckhampton. Their church is a beautiful listed building beneath the Cotswold escarpment on the outskirts of Cheltenham. They aim to serve the parish as a broad church, a musical church, an active church, a church for all ages, a church where everyone is always welcome.