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  • It’s not an Anatomy Lesson, we are a body!
    The Bible uses a number of different images to show what the church is, these include a building (Ephesians 2:21; Hebrews 3:6), a bride (Ephesians 5:25; Revelation 19:6-8), a temple (1 Corinthians 3:16) and a body. When the apostle Paul writes about the church being a body, in the first letter to the Corinthian church, he is not intending to give a lesson in anatomy, rather he describes who the church is and how we should work together. “But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. If they were all […]
  • About us
    Who are we? The church is being planted by a team from the Salt & Light Advance family of churches. It is led by Paul & Lottie Meathrel who are part of the Salt & Light Advance team and who also lead the roots+rivers churches. Church is family on mission together. We are looking to start a new church that has room for everyone, including those who are exploring faith for the first time. We believe in the bible and enjoy the presence of the Holy Spirit as we gather and as we go. We are intent on obeying Jesus’ call to ‘go and make […]
  • Our story so far
    Our story starts with a train line. In May 2015, God spoke to Paul Meathrel through a stranger about following a disused railway line and planting a church in the town where it led. At the time, Paul & Lottie lived a stone’s throw from the disused railway line in Chipping Norton. The line originally led to Cheltenham: this prophetic word started a journey to plant a new church there. Fast forward to In June 2021, Paul & Lottie along with kids George and Saffy moved into Cheltenham with a vision to establish a new church for the town. They […]
  • Contact Us
    We’d love to hear from you whether you are interested in exploring faith, just moved into the area looking for a church or simply want to stay up to date. There are lots of ways to contact us.