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Harvest services and events

We’ll be celebrating Harvest in Cinderford and Littledean with services and events around the Benefice. There are a number of services and harvest suppers with something for everyone. You’re very welcome to attend as many events as you like. St John’s, Cinderford Sunday 16 September, a Harvest Service at 6 pm followed by Harvest Supper. […]

Craft Fayre – Sat 14 July

Forest Talent on Display St Stephen’s Church will be filled with wonderful artistic and crafty creations produced by amazingly talented people from around the Forest (and beyond!). From photographs to handcrafted jewellery, watercolours to quilts, leather items to wax melts, chalk drawings to wooden animals and so much more, the church will be packed with […]

Messy Church July

June’s Messy Church looked at the wonderful world God has created, all the wonderful animals, scenery and people and we thought about how we could better look after it. There was plenty of chance to get creative (and messy) with painting with fruits and vegetables, making edible ‘bug cakes’, sun catchers for the garden and […]

Day of Prayer

Benefice Day of Prayer ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is a call from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York who invite Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus during the 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost.  What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops to the Church of […]

Craft Fayre – Sat 19 May

Craft Fayre – Saturday 19 May To see some of the amazingly talented artisans from across the Forest of Dean displaying their handiwork, head to St Stephen’s (Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, GL14 2PU) on Saturday 19 May from 10 am – 2 pm. We have stalls including stunning paintings, plants to adorn your home and garden, […]

Fairtrade Pop-Up Shop May

Fairtrade Pop-Up Shop With World Fairtrade Day fast approaching, and after the success of Fairtrade Fortnight’s “Pop-Up Shop” in church, so it’s all going to be repeated in the second week of May (8 May – 11 May). St Stephen’s Church (Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AA, Forest of Dean) will once again be full of […]

Easter Sunday Services

On Easter Sunday there are a variety of services to attend around the Benefice (full list below). These times are correct and differ from those printed incorrectly in the Forester newspaper. Easter Sunday Various services to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, starting with a sunrise service on Littledean Hill Road at 6.30 […]

Easter Garden Competition

Easter Garden Competition Entries from all ages are once again invited for the St Stephen’s Easter Garden Competition. This will be judged during the Easter All Age Holy Communion (Sunday 1 April at 11 am) and is an excellent way to get involved if you have a passion for garden design, crafting or even cake […]

Palm Sunday Service

Palm Sunday (25 March) Service is a Benefice Service, where all the churches come together to remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and reflect on the entire Passion narrative. There are no other services in any of our churches this Sunday. This year, we will be joined by Bishop Robert who will process from the Triangle […]

Craft Fayre is on

Today’s Craft Fayre at St Stephen’s in Cinderford will go ahead despite light snow showers overnight. We will have plenty of hot food including bacon baps, beef stew, vegetable stew, jacket potatoes and soup. As well as hot drinks and lots of cakes. The Craft Fayre will be open from 10am to 2pm today, 17 […]