Deanery Events

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Diocesan Digital Media Training

Sharing our stories in new and different ways, including through digital media is one of the priorities
that came from the LIFE vision. Many of you have approached the Communications Team saying that you would welcome help
and training in this area, whether it’s to develop what you are currently doing and reach new audiences or to take those first steps
into creating a welcoming digital presence. 

The Communications Team is putting on a free 90-minute training  session in every deanery and all are welcome to come along,
just email to book your place.  You can find the latest details of all the trainings under
Social Media Training Dates’ on 

23 April 2018, 6.30pm to 8pm, Parish Centre, St James the Great, Dursley.

Christmas Tree Festival at Eastington Church 1st - 3rd December 

Crib Exhibition - The Christmas story

Come to the Bisley Benefice Crib Exhibition and enjoy the wonders of the nativity in Bethlehem  

The exhibition of over 80 Nativity Cribs will be on display at St Bartholomew’s Church, in Oakridge, and will be open on:

Friday 1st December 2 pm to 4 pm

Saturday 2nd December 10.30 am to 4 pm

Sunday 3rd December 11.30 am to 3.30 pm

There will be exhibits generously lent by people from throughout the Bisley Benefice. Some are handmade,

others come from all over the world.

So please come along and enjoy a really delightful event which marks the beginning of Advent

and the journey towards Christmas.

There will be a ‘pop-up’ café serving Teas, coffees, cakes and biscuits.

Admission is free.

There is something for all ages.


Stroud Community Christmas Tree Festival – St Laurence Church, Stroud

Come and see over 130 decorated Christmas trees displayed by the Stroud Community!

Sunday 26th November – Switch-on 4:00pm with BBC Radio Gloucestershire Presenter Dominic Cotter £3.00

Monday 27th November – Thursday 30th November 10:00am to 4:30pm Admission Free

Friday 1st December 9:30am – 8:30pm Admission Free

Saturday 2nd December 9:30am – 5:00pm Admission Free

Sunday 3rd December 1:00pm – 4:00pm Admission

                                               4:00pm Festival Songs of Praise


More information can be found on


Saturday 9th December 
Stroud Choral Society Christmas Carol Concert - 7.30pm at St George's Church, Nailsworth

Tickets £12, under 18s free Available from Choir members and on the door 
or via the box office  01453 760900 


To find out more about the deanery, please contact Mrs Sally Withers, our Deanery Administrator...

Tel: 07808 294910 | Email:

Address: The Church Office, The Shambles, High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AP.

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