Residents and their families came together with staff, Committee members and the local minister to give thanks for the almshouses at Ann Edwards Mews which were built 25 years ago.
Everyone enjoyed a fish and chip supper at Christchurch Abbeydale, and had the opportunity to chat about their experiences of life at the Mews. A fantastic cake was made by a member of the Resources Committee, which the residents cut together. Bishop Rachel shared a few words, giving thanks for the legacy of Ann Edwards, a curate’s wife from South Cerney who left the money in her will to set up a Charity to build homes, originally for widows and daughters of deceased clergy within the Diocese of Gloucester. The Charity Scheme has widened since then, and it is open to anyone with an active Christian faith who is in necessitous circumstances, with a preference remaining for widows and children of deceased clergy.
The scheme consists of eight two bed houses and one bed bungalows set around an attractive courtyard and situated next to the church. It is opposite a large supermarket and near many amenities including a local bus route into the city centre. The Charity also owns two other properties in Hucclecote and Cirencester. If you are interested in living in Ann Edwards Mews please contact the Clerk to the Trustees, Kathryn Warner at or 01452 835529