National Day of Reflection

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23 March 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown. Over the last year, tens of thousands of lives have been lost in the UK, and millions have lost family and friends.

Marie Curie are inviting us all to engage in a National Day of Reflection on 23 March 2021, The Church of England are supporting the Marie Curie initiative.

This is a day when it might be good to reflect, remember, and pray. We recognise that people might want to engage with this day by spending some time in one of our churches, possibly to light a candle for someone, possibly to sit quietly and reflect, possibly to say a prayer.

We are not organising services or activities, but each of our churches will be open at different times during the day for you to visit at a time convenient for you, and candles will be available to light if you wish to.

Please use hand gel provided as you enter and leave the Church. Please wear a mask or face-covering whilst in Church and leave plenty of space around other people there. Thanks.

Opening times are as follows:

St John’s, Ruspidge 11.00am – 1.00pm.
St Stephen’s, Cinderford 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
St Ethelbert’s, Littledean 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

If you would like someone who has died during the last year, whether related to Covid-19 or not, to be remembered by name, please message the page or get in touch with Mike Barnsley, the vicar, on (01594) 822286 and we will arrange for names to be read in each Church during the time they are open.

You can visit the Marie Curie National Day of Reflection website or the Church of England website for more info.…/