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

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
A special Communion Service at which we launched
our Giving for Growth initiative
Sunday 21st January 10-30 and also at 6-30

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

Sunday 28th January 10-30 and 6-30 - a focus on prayer



Vivaldi's Gloria
Tuesday 13th February 8-00

This Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday and we have a special evening with a difference as the orchestra and chorus of the Harpsichord Collective present Vivaldi's much-loved 'Gloria'. Louise Cawte of St Luke’s who is the inspiration behind this evening comments, “This jewel of baroque music is a great hymn of praise in a number of short sections, with beautiful melodies and catchy rhythms. The orchestra will also perform some string music by Vivaldi and Bach's magnificent double concerto for oboe and violin.” Admission is free, with a retiring collection for SolarAid.

Explore - Tuesday evenings 7-15 for 7-45

Tuesday 20th February - Praying with the Persecuted Church - Embrace the Middle East
Tuesday 27th January - Singing with Richard Sharpe

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