Online Craft Fayre

On Saturday 4 July, starting at 10 am, Cinderford Churches will be hosting an Online Craft Fayre. This will seek to showcase some of the amazing crafters and artists we have around Cinderford and the Forest. Most of these small businesses have been affected strongly by the recent crisis, with many of them stepping up […]

Online Craft Fayre

Online Craft Fayre As we cannot meet in person for the July 4 Craft Fayre, the plan is to run an online version. This would take place on a Facebook event page during the day on Saturday 4 July. Information would also be posted on our website ( for those who do not have a […]

Thy Kingdom Come Day of Prayer

Saturday 29 May is the Annual Benefice Day of Prayer following the Thy Kingdom Come National Week of Prayer. There will be various services and prayer reflections on our YouTube Channel during the day. The day starts with Morning Prayer (at 9.00 am). Reflections will then be available from 9.30 am to follow whenever you would like during […]

Public Worship Suspended

The Church of England published the following statement on their website today (Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 13:30 pm): In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. In light of this, there will be no midweek or Sunday services at any of our […]

Current Cancellations

Following Church of England and government advice, the following decisions have been taken (more information will be available as soon as further guidance is made known). Further information will be available regarding services and other events as soon as decisions have been taken. If you need to talk to someone at this time, please see […]

Churches Together Service – Sun 19 Jan

This Sunday (19 January 2020), churches all over the world celebrate Christian Unity. Here in Cinderford (and Littledean) we will be uniting together in one service at the Methodist Church (Belle Vue Road, Cinderford) at 10.30 am. All welcome. Activities for children available. There are NO other services around the Benefice this Sunday.

Easy Church

Easy Church is designed to be an accessible service, specifically aimed at seniors. The service will be dementia friendly and there will be a very open and welcoming atmosphere. Tuesday 1 October – 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm – St Stephen’s Church There will be shared activities, crafts, hymn singing, tea drinking and cake eating!  There […]

Heritage Open Days

St Stephen’s and St Ethelbert’s are once again joining in with Heritage Open Days. St Stephen’s St Stephen’s Church (Belle Vue Rd, Cinderford, GL14 2AA) will be open on Saturday 14 September from 10 am – 5 pm. The day will be a celebration of Leonard Clark’s story ‘Bands’. Leonard Clark was a chorister at St […]

Jumble Sale

Jumble Sale Due to the popularity of the last St Stephen’s Jumble Sale we are hosting another on the first Monday and Tuesday in August. Alongside the items to rummage through to find your treasure, there will be a raffle, refreshments and free craft activities for children / young people. The jumble sale will be […]

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Day

Benefice Day of Prayer ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is a call from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York who invite Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus during the 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost.  What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops to the Church of […]