Cirencester Twinning Association

Getting-to-Know-You Supper with Saint Genis Laval

A group from Saint Genis Laval will be visiting Cirencester on Thursday 19th October, staying for just one night. To welcome them and introduce them to as many Francofiles as we can, we have booked the function room at the Greyhound, Siddington. The pub is preparing a special fixed-price menu for us, and we will try to arrange for as much mingling as possible.

If you would like to join us for the supper, please click here and send the e-mail to let us know numbers.

Newsletter Autumn 2017


Update from Cirencester Twinning Association (if you don't see the newsletter below, please click the download button)

Invitation from Itzehoe, Advent 2017

With Programme of Events for the Weekend (if you don't see the newsletter below, please click the download button)

Saturday was a day to introduce our guests to the beauty of Cirencester, with Civic Society guided tours of the historic features, building the Lego model of the original Abbey (details here), guided climbs up the tower of the Parish Church - and in the afternoon a visit to the world-famous Corinium Museum

Our friends still had energy in the evening, so we all went to hear the 'scratch' concert in the new Baptist Church. Mozart Requiem, followed by a real English fish & chip supper!

Some of the visitors even sang in the concert, and we also met the French choir group taking part.

Cirencester Twinning Association Hosts its first Visit !

At Easter 2017, Itzehoe paid its first official visit to Cirencester since the re-formation of the CTA.


The weekend kicked off with a supper at the Parish Centre for everyone, with bilingual words of welcome from Keith Watson on behalf of the CTA, presentation of gifts by Renate on behalf of the visitors, and an official welcome from the Mayor of Cirencester, Mark Harris. The room was decorated in a suitably festive style by Jackie Gloyn and her friends.

On Sunday a coach tour around the most scenic of the Cotswold villages had been arranged, with stops to enjoy the tranquility and atmosphere.

The tour finished at the Fairford Community Centre, with a welcome by Jennie Sanford, Mayor of Fairford, guided tours of the historic Church and a fabulous tea with cakes. Our visitors had brought special marzipan cakes, a north German delicacy, with pictures of Itzehoe's and Cirencester's most celebrated Churches.

For the final day, the coach took our visitors to see Gloucester Cathedral, followed by a walk around the Docks.

A busy schedule, and a wonderful opportunity to get to know our twinning friends from Germany - one big family!

When they sadly left early on Tuesday morning, we realised that they hadn't been caught by the rain the whole weekend - not what they expected at all!


Cirencester Twinning Association offers a taste of Itzehoe’s Adventmarkt

The Cirencester Twinning Association brought added Adventmarkt cheer to the Cirencester Advent Festival as many members and new faces came for a warming mug of Glühwein and to browse through the current fundraising initiative: the 2017 Cirencester calendar. To watch the video of the party, click here!


Committee Member: Margaret Bryant (left)



Cirencester Market Place in full swing


Gorgous smiles from the CTA:

Left: Susannah Gilbert Right: Jo Wood


Newsletter August 2016


Update from Cirencester Twinning Association (if you don't see the newsletter below, please click the download button)