Wreath Making Workshop

Wreath Making If you would like to make a Christmas wreath for your door or for a loved one’s grave, there will be a wreath making workshop at St Stephen’s on Tue 11 Dec from 1 pm till 5 pm (it won’t take that long to make a wreath, but gives people chance to drop […]

No Benefice Services this Sunday

Just a reminder that there are NO services at any of the Benefice churches this coming Sunday (18 November) as we will all be joining in with the Christmas Festival at Speech House. The Festival is being organised by Anglican churches from across the Forest Deanery and the Bishop of Gloucester. Bishop Rachel will be […]

Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday (11 November) is Remembrance Day and 100 years since the end of World War 1. There are a variety of services and Acts of Remembrance around the Benefice.  9.30 am, Remembrance Service, St Stephen’s 10.30 am, Act of Remembrance, Littledean Memorial 10.50 am, Remembrance Service, St Ethelbert’s 11.00 am, Act of Remembrance, The […]

Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre – Saturday 10 November – St Stephen’s Church – 10 am – 2 pm Saturday 10 November sees St Stephen’s Church (Belle Vue Rd, Cinderford, GL14 2PU) host the Christmas Craft Fayre from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. It’s a great opportunity to kick start your Christmas shopping and support local independent […]

Benefice Pilgrimage

This Saturday (13 October), the Annual Benefice Pilgrimage will take place. This year, the walk will start at St John’s, head to St Ethelbert’s, then St Stephen’s and finish at St John’s again. At each church there will be a short time of prayer as we carry greetings and prayer from one church to the […]

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days start at churches around the Benefice tomorrow, Saturday 8 September. St Stephen’s (Belle Vue Road, Cinderford) and St Ethelbert’s (Littledean) are both involved this year! Things start tomorrow, (Saturday 8 September) with both churches open from 10 am with a range of exciting things to look at and experience. St Stephen’s, will be […]

Jumble Sale

St Stephen’s (Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Forest of Dean) will be hosting a JUMBLE SALE on Monday 3 September from 10 am – 6 pm. There is already a vast amount of exciting items to rummage through and find your treasure; books, clothes, household goods, toys, bedding, vases, homewares, gifts, car accessories… Refreshments will be […]

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 […]