Regular groups

An opportunity to get to know each other better and build our community...Photo of members of the choir singing

Exploring faith and the Bible groups

Tuesday afternoon group: meets fortnightly at Katy Bell's house on the High Street, Cricklade at 1.45-3.15pm for Bible study and fellowship. Tel 01793 751790.

Wednesday morning group: meets weekly during term-time in people's homes. 9.30-11am. All welcome, including people with young children.

Dig Deeper group: meets at 21 High Street, Cricklade, on the last Wednesday of the month, 8-9.30pm. Transport is available from Ashton Keynes to Cricklade. Speak to Shirley Danby for more information on 07980 548844.

Thursday evening Home Group: meets fortnightly. Contact Graham Light for details on 01793 759181.

Social activities

Bell Ringing: in Cricklade, the bell-ringers practice on a Wednesday evening 7.45-9pm and ring from 9.30-10am on a Sunday morning. In Ashton Keynes, they practice on a Thursday 8-9pm and ring Sunday mornings from 9.30-10am. New members are always welcome. Please speak to Brian Danby in Cricklade (01793 751463) or Mike Seymour in Ashton Keynes.

Choir: St. Sampson’s has an active church choir which practises at the church on Friday evenings from 7-8pm. We sing at services on 3 Sundays of the month and there is a Choral Evensong at St. Sampson's once a year. We take part in other singing events such as the Swindon Music Festival (which we won last time) and the annual Diocesan Choral Festival at Bristol Cathedral. We also join with other choirs for special services eg. Choral Evensong at Tewkesbury Abbey and Bristol Cathedral. We welcome new singers - no previous experience of singing in a church choir required, just the ability to hold a tune! Anyone interested in trying out with us (including an informal audition with our Choir Master) should speak to Jane Templeton, our organist, after a Sunday service or contact the Benefice Administrator: admin@upperthames.org.uk. 

Men’s Pub Group: Discussion, laughs and a pint or two at The Bear, High Street, Cricklade. Meets every other Thursday, 8pm. Just come along or for more information contact Paul Fray on 01793 750740.

Flowers for church festivals: contact Gloria Light to find out details on 01793 759181. 

Church cleaning: on the first Saturday morning of alternate months with cake for motivation (contact Paul Fray on 01793 750740) and on alternate first Tuesdays of the month (contact Gloria Light on 01793 759181).