welcome to Highbury Congregational Church, Cheltenham
a place to share Christian friendship, explore Christian faith
and enter into Christian mission with Christ at the centre and open to all.
Sunday Services
10-30 and 6-30

Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives.

Will you #StandTogether with us this Christian Aid Week (13-19 May 2018) to help families like those of ViliaMarcelin and Jocelyne live full lives, free from poverty?

We have started live-streaming our morning service by invitation.
If you are unable to join us in person but would like to share in the service email richard.cleaves@blueyonder.co.uk to receive a secure link to watch our livestream at 10-30 on a Sunday morning or to watch a recording of previous services.

Giving for Growth leaflet PDF
Giving for Growth leaflet PDF
Giving for Growth
Sunday 13th May
we are preparing for Pentecost by
having a service celebrating
the rich diversity of gifts we share

To see a recording of the service please email richard.cleaves@blueyonder.co.uk and request a link to the recording
Click here for a link to the text of the service


An Explore Special for Ascension Day
Thursday, 10th May 7-15 for 7-45
A Special Celebration Exploring Ascension Day

Explore - Tuesday evenings 7-15 for 7-45

Tuesday 17th and 29th May - Explore Pentecost
Tuesday 22nd May - Singing with Richard Sharpe
First Tuesday of Each Month - a Craft Evening
and an evening preparing worship

Fresh from the Word - Bible readings for 2018
The church family are using the IBRA Bible reading notes, Fresh from the Word once again this year. It is very appropriate that the theme for the year is leadership. As the church family begins the process of seeking new ministry and leadership for the church the Bible readings this year invite us to ask two key questions: What does the Bible imagine good leadership to be?
What are the qualities of a good leader?
These are very timely questions we put to scripture, to God, and to each other, this year.
Please contact us for a copy of the notes ... or follow the readings online by following this link

Community Cafe - Thursdays 10-00 to 11-30

Lunch - 2nd Wednesday 12-30

For children, families and young people
Sundays at 10-30
Next Messy Church - Tuesday 28th November 5-00 to 6-30
Family Film Club - Saturday 18th November
Hy-Tec on Sunday evenings
Hy-Speed - digital Scalextric Saturday 11th 6-30 and 8-30
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, Guides

For more information see our current calendar (pdf)

For more information about the church 
phone 01242 522050
email admin@highburychurch.co.uk

for room bookings
phone 01242 520522

Some Recent Special Events

A Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

In the first part of our morning celebration we showed the Story of Martin Luther
a Playmobil Animation

In the second part of our morning service Richard Cleaves shared his reflections on Martin Luther
The Opening of a Closed Book

Click here to follow a link to the full script of the morning service The Opening of a Closed Book.

6-30 Reforming Christ

In our evening service Richard Cleaves explored a new hymn by Graham Adams
that goes to the heart of the Reformation

Tuesday 24th October 7-15 for 7-45
Singing the Reformation 2

A Christingle Service Welcoming the Peace Light from Bethelehem
Wednesday 20th December

The service begins at 23 minutes 49 seconds

Israel / Palestine ... What Next?

A Day Conference 
to mark the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration

On Saturday, 23rd September we hosted a Day Conference organised by Cheltenham Churches to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.  Recordings of the speeches can be heard on our website www.balfour2017.co.uk 

Speakers from each of the faith communities in Palestine and Israel

The Speakers

Dr Mustafa Barghouti, a Palestinian leader from  Ramallah
Robert Cohen, a leading Jewish dissident voice in Britain
The Rev Fadi Diab, Rector of St Andrew's Church, Ramallah
Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham gave a response