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 am (opposite the junction with Dockham Road). 9.30 am Eucharist at St John’s; 9.30 am Communion at St Ethelbert’s and 11.00 am All Age Communion at St Stephen’s.

 

Easter Sunday (Sunday 1 April)

  • 6.30 am, Sunrise Service, Littledean Hill Road
  • 9.30 am, Easter Eucharist, St John’s
  • 9.30 am, Easter Communion, St Ethelbert’s
  • 11.00 am, All Age Easter Communion, St Stephen’s

There are also various services and events taking place on Good Friday (30 March) and Holy Saturday (31 March).

Good Friday

There are various services around the Benefice; at 10.00 am, a Joint Service at Littledean URC; at 12.00 noon the various churches from around Cinderford and Littledean meet in The Triangle for the March of Witness; at 2.00 pm, a quiet reflective service around the Last Hour at the Cross at St John’s and at 7.30 pm (also at St John’s)  a service using the Good Friday liturgy.

Holy Saturday

On Saturday 31 March, St Stephen’s will be open for personal prayer from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm, with an Easter Vigil at 12 noon.

 

Good Friday Services (Friday 30 March)

  • 10.00 am, Joint Service at Littledean URC
  • 12 noon, Churches Together in Cinderford March of Witness, starting in the Triangle
  • 2.00 pm, Last Hour at the Cross, St John’s
  • 7.30 pm, Good Friday Liturgy, St John’s

Easter Eve (Saturday 31 March)

  • 11.00 am – 3.00 pm, Church Open for Prayer, St Stephen’s
  • 12 noon, Easter Vigil, St Stephen’s
  • (7.30 pm, Easter Ceremonies with Confirmation and Communion – service led by Bishop Robert of Tewkesbury, St Peter’s Church, Newnham)

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