St Peters Church, Frampton Cotterell

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STOP PRESS: There is now no danger of falling masonry from the tower, so normality can resume!

Monthly message:

Dear Friends

    You may have noticed that some impressive-looking scaffolding has appeared at the top of the church tower. The potentially loose piece of masonry and piece of metal-work have been removed, so we can now safely use the back of the church and ring the bells.

   Last Sunday morning we were very pleased to welcome Bishop Mike to take our morning service, and were able to mark the occasion by ringing beforehand and having coffee afterwards, for the first time for more than two months.

   The work isn’t finished yet. A new piece of dowelling has to be made – that may sound like a sort of pin, but in this case is a sturdy chunk of metal a metre or so in length, with knobbly bits. And the cockerel is having some repairs made to his wings, and will be re-gilded before being restored to his rightful lofty place. That’s scheduled to happen early this month. But in any case, we can carry on as normal. So we’ll be able to use the kitchen area when we hold the Christmas Fair in church. And fortunately our fears that Father Christmas might have to be squeezed into a small corner were unfounded!

   We need to raise as much money as we can, both for the tower repair and for the Quiet Room project which we hope will start in the spring. Please persuade anyone you can to make a contribution.

   Isn’t this an absolutely beautiful Autumn? In all my years I can’t remember a better one. Another blessing to be thankful for.


     With love

          Sue Alexander (Churchwarden)


Rev Malcolm Strange




  • Church Road
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • South Glos
  • BS36 2AB

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