The Church of the Holy Cross, Avening

Church in the Community

The Church Fête is usually held on the first or second Sunday in June and takes place around the Church and School. It is a traditional fete with a variety of stalls, children’s activities, a prize raffle and cream teas. In addition we have the hugely popular duck races in the Avening stream and a particularly fine Art Exhibition in the Church. The bell tower is opened to visitors and potential bell-ringers.

Holy Cross Day is celebrated on the Sunday nearest to September 14th, the day the church was inaugurated.

We are very involved with the local primary school, which is next door to the church. We are regularly welcomed into the school just as the children and their teachers are welcomed into the church.

A Christmas Party is held in the church for younger children, with Father Christmas arriving with his pony and sack full of presents.

The Avening Church of England Education Fund provides Funds to support the Village Youth Club for 7-13 year olds. It also annually invites applications from villagers for funds to help with any special educational need of village youngsters.

Avening Youth Club

The Avening Youth Club for 7 – 13 year olds meets every Tuesday evening in the Village Memorial Hall, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Activities are varied, including cookery evenings, film nights, indoor football, quizzes, pool table, computer, parties, tuck shop and general high spirits!

The club is primarily financed by the Avening Church of England Education Fund and is professionally staffed by The Door.

If you have any queries please contact Gerald South on 01453 834884.

Avening Church Bellringers

The present team was formed soon after the bells were restored at the Millennium; only one member had rung before.

Our aim is to ensure that the Avening bells are rung for church services and weddings, and to ring in the New Year at midnight. We are always willing to train people who are interested to learn.

Our normal practice nights are Tuesday, anyone interested should contact Andrew on 01453 835783 to check in advance that we are practising.