St Ethelbert’s Church, Littledean was built in the 14th century. It is located on the edge of the village opposite the school, at one of the gateways to the Forest of Dean, about a mile South of Cinderford.
There is a sound reinforcement system with hearing loop, a kitchen area for serving refreshments, and a toilet with facilities for the disabled. A hand rail and extra step have been added to the porch entrance to allow easier access for all.
Three years ago the six bells were removed and re-hung with two extra bells, they are rung on a regular basis. Members of the congregation hold a monthly prayer meeting.
St Ethelbert’s is part of the village Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP), with the United Reformed Church and the Salvation Army. There are village breakfasts, lunches for the elderly and many youth activities led by this team.
A service is held each Sunday morning:
- 1st – 10.30 Morning Prayer
- 2nd – 11.00 Holy Communion
- 3rd – 10.30 alternates between St Ethelbert and the URC as a combined service within the LEP
- 4th – 11.00 All Age Worship
- 5th – 11.00 Holy Communion, alternating with URC