Following updated Government guidance and rules, all churches have been asked to restrict activities, so limited services and no regular meetings or events are currently taking place at our churches.
As lockdown restrictions are relaxed, the Leadership Team are regularly reviewing what services can safely take place and how we can best serve the spiritual and pastoral needs of our community in a safe and sustainable way.
Each Sunday at 9.30 am, an in-person communion service is held in one of our church buildings. There is no need to book to attend these services. Social distancing and one way systems are in place. Everyone is asked to wear a mask while in the church building.
We are doing our best to keep in touch with people, services are broadcast through our YouTube channel on a daily basis and Sunday services will be available live through Zoom, YouTube and Facebook.
If you need any assistance with anything at this time, please contact one of the church leaders and we will do our best to help or put you in touch with someone that can.
Prayers regarding Covid-19 along with intercessions regarding coronavirus are available to read through and pray at home. If you need prayer at this time, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Vicar, Mike Barnsley, or one of the other church leaders from the Contact Page.
The Benefice of Cinderford with Littledean was formed in December 2010. The benefice covers Cinderford, Littledean, Ruspidge and Soudley and is part of the Forest South Deanery within Gloucester Diocese. The Benefice serves the community of Cinderford and the surrounding areas.
The three Parish churches within the benefice offer a variety of service styles according to a range of church traditions, but all are friendly and offer a warm welcome. Please look at the individual church pages for more information and service times or contact us for more information.
The Vicar of the Benefice is Mike Barnsley, who started his time here on 4 March 2011. Mike enjoys being situated at the heart of the Cinderford community at The Vicarage on Belle Vue Road. You may have seen Mike out and about around Cinderford and the Forest on his Harley. Mike would love to meet you for a chat or a prayer. Contact him on (01594) 822286 / 07903 436009 or send a message.