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St Andrews CE Church

Cleeve Prior has a single place of worship, St Andrew's Church of England Church. The history of the church is outlined on the history web page.
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Mr Rod Carless                Mrs Lis Hughes
Arnwood                       Japonica Cottage
Mill Lane                        Main Street
Cleeve Prior WR11 8JZ   Cleeve Prior WR11 8LG


PCC for the coming year:

Rod Carless                Church warden           Chairman

Lis Hughes                  Church warden           Vice Chairman

Andrew Taylor           Secretary

Roy Dewson, Daphne Jackson, Laura Lupton, Stephen Lupton 

Church Services for June 2017



4th           11 am Morning Prayer



11th       11 am Parish Eucharist



18th      11 am Parish Eucharist Revd Clive Leech



25th        11am Parish Eucharist




2nd July 11am morning prayer


Rev’d Philip Morton, The Vicarage, High Street, Badsey, Evesham Worcs. WR11 7EJ




Rod Carless     Lis Hughes


Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Parochial Church Council of St. Andrew’s Church, Cleeve Prior, will be held in the church on Sunday 23 April 2017 at 12.15pm, for the receipt of reports and accounts, and for the election of Church Wardens and members of the PCC.

Andrew Taylor (PCC Secretary)


Rev’d Philip Morton, The Vicarage, High Street, Badsey,Evesham Worcs. WR11 7EJ





Rod Carless   Lis Hughes


From the PCC: The Church Clock


I think that everyone in the village will know by now that the restored clock face is back in place and keeping us aware of the passing time! The work carried out by The Cumbria Clock Company, of the repainting of the face in dark blue and the gilding of the numerals and hands, has been done beautifully and will last for many years. All the gearing linking the clock mechanism to the hands has been refurbished so that the position of the hands and the striking of the quarters and the hour is perfectly synchronised.


Watching the clock engineer and the steeplejacks working together was a privilege, not least the “bravery” of those working suspended on ropes from the top of the tower! The young man pictured on the cover was on his first job as a steeplejack (after training of course!) and the picture records this.


We are indebted to the Parish Council for their large contribution to the cost of the work and we hope that all the village will be pleased with the result.


Rod Carless

The Benefice of the East Vale and Avon Villages


Dear Friends,


The beginning of March sees the start of the season of Lent. According to tradition, this is the season when we try to think of something to give up – chocolate, cake, meat, favourite TV shows – I’ve tried all of these over the years with varying success!


Of course, the season itself commemorates the time when Jesus went out into the desert for 40 days and fasted in preparation for the beginnings of His ministry. Since the earliest days of Christianity, believers have used this season in the run up to Easter as a time for prayer, penitence, self-denial and atonement. Part of the self-denial bit is the giving up of luxuries, which I think most people associate with Lent. But it should also be a time for thinking about taking up something – perhaps the discipline of reading some scripture each day, or helping out with a local charity.


This year, once again, there are some excellent Lent talks taking place at All Saints’, Evesham, as well as lunches being organised by the Mothers’ Union in our benefice churches. In addition to this, there are some groups getting together to read and pray and learn together, so if this interests you please do look at the notices in your local church for more details. It all starts with an Ash Wednesday service on 1 March at 7:00pm in Sts. Mary & Milburgh, Offenham. Please do join us for this reflective and special service.


Lent might be the season self-denial, but it can also be the season of self-discovery. What might God be calling you to do this year?

Revd Philip Morton


The new website address for the benefice: New email for Wendy Stafford (Benefice administrator):


Women's World Day of Prayer


Our service in the Benefice this year is in North and Middle Littleton Church on Friday 3 March at 2.30 pm. It has been prepared by the women of the


Philippines on the subject of ‘Fairness’. All will be made most welcome, including men. It is non-denominational. The service will be preceded by lunch, which is optional, at 12.30 pm in Middle Littleton Village Hall. Tickets at £5 can be obtained from myself. Bridgett Walker