Welcome to the Sodbury Vale Benefice. We are a group of four Anglican churches: St John the Baptist, Chipping Sodbury; St John the Baptist, Old Sodbury; St Adeline’s, Little Sodbury; St James the Elder, Horton.

In everything we do, we place a high emphasis on welcoming everyone, offering good quality worship & preaching/teaching and making friends.  There are activities for children during the Sunday service at St John’s, Chipping Sodbury and we have monthly all-age services in three of our churches. We run home groups which meet fortnightly or monthly and courses for those wishing to explore the Christian faith and/or be confirmed.

You are warmly invited to our Sunday services – come and see for yourself – we look forward to welcoming you.

Jane Kenchington,


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Baptism Fun Afternoon

We love baptising children and adults alike.  It means they join our Church family and that’s exciting.  So we plan to celebrate this.

On the afternoon of 20th September from 2pm to 4pm we’ve got a bouncy castle, crafts, food and all manner of things.  We’ll have a short service to remember being Christened/Baptised and there’ll be the customary goodie bag to take home.

There’s still time to sign up for it, if you have a child who was baptised in the last 4-5 years, just get in touch with Yvonne or Hilary Holder and give us your details.
Be lovely to have as many as possible enjoy the afternoon with us.

07908 513098 or jmyr@blueyonder.co.uk

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This is our Toddler/Carer type group.  We say ‘type’ because it is a unique group for 0 – school age children and their parents/carers.  It is unique because the aim of STOR K IES is to promote Early Learning Literacy so children have a healthy self-respect and are prepared for educational success before growing into valuable members of society.  It runs from 9.15am to 11.15am in the Church. 

The group enjoys small and large toy play and there is music and singing, our stories are from the Bible with an activity that complements the story.   Prayer time send us on our way.

STOR K IES is a joint scheme with Mother’s Union members making refreshments for us and giving support by greeting people and spending time with adults and children alike. 

Watch this space for more exciting news……..

Yvonne and Sarah

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Nativity Crib Festival

Christmas, it’s too early for Christmas! –  but it’s not too early for planning the Nativity Crib Festival 2014.

This year it will run from Wednesday 3rd December to Sunday 7th December and we would welcome the loan of your Nativity cribs or crafts to display.

Why not organise a group outing and enjoy the delicious homemade cakes and biscuits after viewing all the exhibits.

Watch this space for more information.

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