Ashcroft Church is a united church of the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church, which is situated on Ashcroft Road.
The life of the church centres around the Sunday service at 10.30 am, which includes an activity suitable for any children who may attend. Once a month there is contemporary style worship at 6pm. There are many activities for all ages throughout the week. These include youth provision for ages 0 - 11 years, being 'Squeals on Wheels' on a Tuesday morning for parents and babies and children up to 3 years, 'Messy Cafe Church' on Thursday afternoons, 'ARK' for children from 7 - 11 years on Friday evenings, and Girls Brigade on a Monday evening.
The church also has fortnightly Bible Study on a Wednesday morning and evening discussion group incorporating Progressive Theology will begin on the 19th September, fellowship and friendship groups for women meet on Wednesday afternoons and Tuesday evenings, There is a weekly Coffee Morning held on a Friday, and many occasional activities and events in support of the worldwide church and several local charities. The church raises a considerable sum of money each year for causes beyond its own four walls.
In October 2012, the Cirencester Foodbank was launched. This is held in the foyer of the Church on a Monday afternoon and Thursday morning, and volunteers from around Cirencester join with Ashcroft members to provide food and support to people who find themselves in a crisis.
Our tradition is open to all who wish to find a sense of belonging and spiritual nurture. We provide worship that is inclusive of all who genuinely search for meaning in life, and we promote an open, questioning faith whilst preaching the centrality of Jesus Christ. We share in the national and world dimension of our respective denominations, the Methodist and United Reformed Churches which are part of Churches Together In England, and we share in the life of Churches Together in Cirencester which brings together most of the Christian churches in the town.
Rev James Taylor
T: 01285 653655