Funerals during January 2021

Losing a loved one is always a difficult experience. A funeral service in Church can help families and friends to remember, and celebrate the life of, someone we have loved and lost, to receive God’s comfort and strength, to listen to God’s word and hear his promises of hope for a life beyond this life, and to pass loved ones into God’s care.

Sadly, in these difficult times, based on instructions from the government and Church of England, we are unable to offer a normal funeral service in church.

The leadership team has decided that during January 2021, no services will be held in our churches. The vicar, Mike Barnsley along with Rev Richard Blagg and Linda Blagg, a licensed lay reader, will continue to conduct funeral services, as required, at either the Forest of Dean Crematorium or the graveside.

Obviously the situation, and what is possible, could change at any time. We will try to keep details up to date on this website.

  • Mike Barnsley, Vicar of Cinderford with Littledean