The CURVE story began four years ago when Westcote Methodist Chapel building was being refurbished and the congregation needed somewhere to meet. They were lent a building by Developers in the neighbouring Village of Upper Rissington. The Parish of Upper Rissington was formerly Ministry of Defence property until being sold to a Developer in the 1990s. The Village consists of some 450 occupied houses, and its only amenities are a Village Hall and Co-
By the time the refurbishment of Westcote Chapel was finished, there was a commitment not to leave Upper Rissington without leaving some evidence of a Christian presence in Upper Rissington.
Friendships A number of people in neighbouring local churches caught a vision for what appeared to be an unChurched Village and without any church building. The first regular initiative organised by these friends with a vision was a monthly Sunday Café in the Village Hall. This has now been running for 7 years. In addition to Sunday Café, we promote occasional events: Holiday Clubs for children, and all-
Ecumenical CUR:ve became an ecumenical partnership of local Anglicans (Bourton-
CUR:ve TEAM & MINISTRY
Management The Management group consists of ‘not more than three members from each of the participating Churches’.
Rev Peter van de Kasteele, Mairi Radcliffe and Ann Jordan currently represent the Methodist Church.
An Advisory group with representation of the wider Church is responsible for the longer-
CUR:ve and Sport We have for some time been aware both of the exceptional young average-
Due to generous grants from The Joseph Rank Trust and Sylvanus Lysons Fund as well as support from the Methodist District, Circuit and Westcote Chapel , a job was advertised , interviews took place in May 2012 and an appointment made.
Community and Sport Worker Mr Rob French moved into Upper Rissington in September 2012 and has integrated into the community and is involved working in local schools, the youth club and organises a variety of sporting activities for young and old. Rob’s house in the village is a focus of CUR:ves activities. For more detail see 'What's On… or CUR:ve Activities
Sunday Café is set to expand becoming Sunday Café Active and Sunday Café Plus …WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE DETAILS
Community and Sport Worker
SUNDAY CAFÉ 10.30am to 12.00noon
First Sunday of the month. In Upper Rissington Village Hall.Food, activities and time to talk
SUNDAY CAFÉ ACTIVE 10.30am
Third Sunday of the month in Upper Rissington Village Hall. Craft and Sport activities for all with a brief act of worship followed by tea.
Wednesday 10.00am to 12.00 noon
CAFÉ@CUR:ve At 7 Hawker Square.Drop in for a Coffee and chat. Starting from 24.04.2013
CURVE CONNECT -
Meets at 5 Avro Road, Upper Rissington
Prayer, Food and Chat. Meet the CUR:ve team. Please ring Rob if you are coming.
FOOTBALL: on the playing field near the hall; just turn up and play
For School years 7-
For School Years 2-
Jogging and Fitness for All: Fun running/jogging sessions for all abilities and ages taking place on the main playing field from 11:45am-
The Curve Project Upper Rissington