Welcome to Cheddar Valley Community Church. We are a family friendly church in the Cheddar Valley, Somerset.
We are ordinary people, living real lives, making mistakes, experiencing joy and doing the best we can with what we have. We are each taking our next steps to becoming more like Jesus and helping others do the same. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from or what you’ve done. You are of infinite worth to God and us. Wherever you are in life, you have a purpose and we want to help you become the person God created you to be.
In September we held our vision meeting. To read the summary please click here.
We are meeting monthly at Shipham Hall, 10.30am-12 and monthly at Draycott Hall, 5.30-7pm. We meet monthly all together on zoom and monthly as Church Together in various locations. Please check the rolling notices and calendar for up to date times and locations.
Our Sunday morning meetings only are streamed over zoom.
To join the zoom meeting click here.
Church.life is our new way of meeting together once a month (usually the 4th Sunday of the month). We will gather in small groups at different locations and at various times over the weekend, which will take the place of our gathered Sunday meeting. It will usually involve church around the table where we get to enjoy communion as a meal. It’s about sharing life together, maybe with a walk or in someone’s home. It’s where you can invite your family and friends into a relaxed environment and maybe discuss some of those deeper questions and issues that life throws at us. For those who prefer there will be a zoom meeting. You will need to book onto the group you wish to join which you can do from our calendar page or follow the link here.
If you would like more information please message us.
Home groups are beginning to meet in person as well as over Zoom and through WhatsApp messages, supporting and praying for each other.
We have a number of different home groups that usually meet in people’s homes as well as at The Oasis. They all have a different flavour but all include bible study and a coffee. They are a place to make friends, find support and encourage each other in our Christian lives.
Message us to find out more or to request the Zoom meeting details
Caring for and supporting each other is very important to us at Cheddar Valley Community Church. We have a Pastoral Lead, Anita, who co-ordinates this, working alongside the Leadership team. There is a great emphasis on everyone supporting each other and this is particularly seen through the home groups.
If you would like pastoral support please message us.
KIDS AND YOUTH
When meeting together at Shipham Hall or Winscombe we have a dedicated room for our children to meet together, have fun and learn more about Jesus with our children’s team. Our meeting at Draycott Hall is family friendly and children are welcome to stay throughout the meeting with craft available.
Note: We are committed to providing a safe environment for our young people and have a dedicated safeguarding co-ordinator who oversees this.
We meet twice a week to pray together via Zoom: Tuesdays at 2.30pm and Thursdays at 7.30pm.
Message us to request the Zoom meeting details
Worship is a strong part of our culture at Cheddar Valley Community Church, there is a period of worship each Sunday meeting and a monthly worship evening. We also encourage those with musical talents to write and share new songs with the worship team. We view Communion as an important part of our worship and share communion together once a month. If you have musical talents and would like to express them as part of our worship team, please let us know.
We are a community church and rely on church members to assist with Sunday service setup, tech, welcoming, and coffee. If you are able and willing to assist us on a Sunday, please let us know and message us.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Infinity is a group for young people aged 12-15 who meet every Thursday at the Church Centre from 3.30-4.45pm. This is a safe place to hang out with friends over pool, x-box, craft and games. There’s always toast served with the occasional treat of pizza! From 4.45pm until 5.15pm there is the opportunity to stay on for a more focussed time to chat about topics, sing worship songs and go deeper into who God is.
We also hold regular events, working alongside other churches to support the young people in the valley including film nights, bonfire night and other fun activities.
Message us to find out more about Infinity.
Wildfire is a new group, just launched in 2022 for young people aged 9-11. We meet at the Church Centre on Wednesdays after school 4-5pm. We have toast, craft, x-box, games and lots of fun hanging out together. We are joined by some members of Infinity who are young leaders. An exciting new group to be a part of!
Message us to find out more about Wildfire.
Synergy is a group for people who find themselves ‘solo’ for whatever reason. We meet together once a month for lunch after church at various locations to chat and socialise, usually followed by a walk in the beautiful countryside of the Cheddar Valley. Do message us if you are interested and want to know more.
Message us to join Synergy.
Cameo (Come And Meet Each Other) is a group usually held at The Oasis, to bring together the older and more isolated in our community who find it harder to get out. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at The Oasis in the afternoon and enjoy sandwiches, cake and lots of chatter! Do message us if you are interested and want to know more.
Message us to request Cameo details
The following programmes are run in partnerships to support our community
We publish a monthly newsletter about all that is happening at CVCC.
We publish regular blogs with interesting stories and updates.
Missed a service? You can now listen to our previous talks.
We have assembled a list of our favourite Christian books, music, podcasts and apps to assist you on your journey.
We have a selection of Christian books and DVDs available for loan at our Resource Centre located at The Oasis
We have a lovely church house situated in Cheddar where we have our offices and small meeting rooms, including a church centre where many of our activities are held. Upstairs is a flat which is available to those in the mission field in need of a holiday.
MEET THE TEAM
Cheddar Valley Community Church is predominantly run by a fantastic group of volunteers, supported and led by a leadership team of 4 alongside 5 trustees. The leaders are incredibly grateful for all the energy and commitment the church gives to loving and supporting our community. Without all our volunteers the church would not be able to do all that it does.
We have links with a number of churches across the world including churches in France, Turkey, Portugal, Bulgaria, USA and Wales. We regularly visit these churches providing teaching and support.
JOIN ON ZOOM
We are holding a mix of in person and zoom meetings. To join the zoom meeting click on the button below.
Sunday meetings are held at various locations: Shipham village hall, Draycott Memorial Hall and St James’s church hall, Winscombe. There is parking available at all locations.
Once a month we meet on zoom only and our meetings held at Shipham and Winscombe are also zoomed.
To join the zoom meeting click here.
TITHES & GIVING
Cheddar Valley Community Church is a registered charity and we rely on the tithes and giving of our members to enable us to do all that we want to do in serving our community. We are very grateful for the continued financial support of the church.
Donations can be made directly into our bank account or via Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
If you would like to give as a regular payment we would recommend setting up a standing order using the bank account details below and also by completing the Gift Aid form. Using the CAF donate link is great for one off and occasional donations. Thank you.
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