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.




CHURCH TOGETHER


We are passionate about worshiping Jesus

SUNDAY GATHERING

We meet every Sunday, 5.30-7pm at Draycott Memorial Hall. The first Sunday of the month we share a light tea together before the service starts, the other Sundays please come and grab a cup of tea or coffee with a biscuit and take your seat. We welcome children to be part of our meeting.

Our Sunday meetings are usually streamed over zoom.

To join the zoom meeting click here.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER

Every Sunday morning, we meet to pray in The Oasis prayer room 9am-9.45am, seeking to draw close to Jesus and bringing the needs of our community and world to Him.

CHURCH.LIFE

Church.life is our informal weekend where we gather in small groups at different locations and at various times over the weekend. This will take place on any 5th Sunday of a month. 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. 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.

Join a Home Group

HOME GROUPS

Home groups 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

Pastoral care

PASTORAL

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.

Join our Kids and Youth programmes

KIDS AND YOUTH

Our meeting at Draycott Hall is family friendly and children are encouraged to be a part of the meeting and have craft available. We also have a children’s group for those under 11, led by our dedicated children’s team, that go out for their own activities during the talk.

Our youth are encouraged to take roles within the life of the church, such as in the worship team or tech.

Note: We are committed to providing a safe environment for our young people and have a dedicated safeguarding co-ordinator who oversees this.

View our CVCC Safeguarding Policy document
View our CVCC Safeguarding Practices document

Join a Prayer Group

PRAYER GROUPS

We meet twice a week to pray together: Tuesdays at 2.30pm at Peggy’s home and Sundays at the Oasis from 9am.

Message us to request the Zoom meeting details

Join our worship group

WORSHIP

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.

Get involved in Sunday serving

SUNDAY SERVING

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

Join our Infinity group

INFINITY

Infinity is a group for young people aged 14-16 who meet every Thursday at the Church Centre from 3.30-5.15pm. This is a safe place to hang out with friends over air-hockey, x-box, craft and games. There’s always toast served with the occasional treat of pizza! Alongside games we also chat about topics and go deeper into who God is.

We also hold regular events, “Infinity and Beyond”, 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

Wildfire is a groupfor young people aged 9-11. We meet at the Church Centre on Wednesdays after school 4-5.15pm. We have toast, craft, x-box, games and lots of fun hanging out together as well as exploring more about who God is and his love for each of us. We are joined by some members of Infinity who are young leaders.

Message us to find out more about Wildfire.

SYNERGY

Synergy is a group for people who find themselves ‘solo’ for whatever reason. We meet together once a month for lunch at various locations to chat and socialise, sometimes 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

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

Infinity and Beyond is a monthly youth gathering run by leaders from across the churches in Cheddar and meets in different church buildings. This is for all those in years 5+ and has included film nights, pancake parties and a nerf and chips night. It’s aim is to build friendships for young people across the churches and be a welcoming place for those from no church where they hear about the love of God in their lives.

Cheddar Valley Community Church works together with all the churches in the Cheddar Valley to serve our community. Leaders meet monthly to pray together and support each other. An annual pilgrimage walking from Cheddar to Wells over the beautiful Mendip Hills is always a highlight of the year. This is held as part of the Thy Kingdom Come event taking place between Ascension Day and Pentecost. We have also worked together to provide a stall at Festive night and a prayer tent at community festivals such as the jubilee and coronation village picnics.

We are very grateful for the support of Scripture Union. One of our team is a Faith Guide who is regularly supported by SU’s regional mission team leader. SU provide training, mentoring, resources and much more to our team at CVCC. We are also taking Wildfire to a SU Go Wild camp.

Members of Cheddar Valley Community Church have attended the summer conference for many years and continue to do so. We are grateful for the support of New Wine throughout the year with our leaders attending the leadership conference annually in Harrogate.

Daneswood is a local care home for adults with learning disabilities and is a valued part of our church community. We are pleased to welcome members of Daneswood to our service and seek to support them where we can.

Alongside other churches, we take it in turns to provide a service for the residents at this local nursing and residential home. It is always a huge pleasure to serve this community.

RESOURCES

Get our latest CVCC newsletter

NEWSLETTERS

We publish a monthly newsletter about all that is happening at CVCC.

View current and past newsletters.

Blog

We publish regular blogs with interesting stories and updates.

View current and past blogs.


SUNDAY TALKS

Missed a service? You can now listen to our previous talks.

Listen to past talks

We have compiled a list of recommended Christian resources

We have assembled a list of our favourite Christian books, music, podcasts and apps to assist you on your journey.

Visit our recommended page

We have a selection of books and videos at our Resource Centre

RESOURCE CENTRE

We have a selection of Christian books and DVDs available for loan at our Resource Centre located at The Oasis

POLICIES

CVCC has a number of policies, according to the Charity Commission regulations. Please click here for a full list and please contact us if you would like a copy of any of our policies.

We have a flat in Cheddar used for retreats

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.

See The Oasis on Google Maps


ABOUT US

Meet our amazing team of church leaders

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. 

Meet the CVCC leadership team

We have connections with other churches around the world

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 IN

JOIN ON ZOOM

We are holding a mix of in person and zoom meetings. To join the zoom meeting click on the button below.


Find out where we worship

FIND US

Sunday meetings are held at Draycott Memorial Hall, Latches Lane, BS27 3UE at 5.30pm. There is plenty of parking available.

Our services are usually also streamed on zoom.

To join the zoom meeting click here.


You can make tithe and donation payments 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.

Here is our annual report for the Charity Commission, for the year ending 31st December, 2022.

Donations can be made directly to our bank account:

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Lloyds Bank

Cheddar Valley Community Church

30-91-84

27731968

You can make donations via our CAF Donate account

You can use the CAF Donate form below to make secure donations via Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal. You can also Gift Aid your donation.

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