Important Dates 2019

Special Services

Ash Wednesday Services – Wednesday 6 March – St John’s, 10 am
– St Ethelbert’s, 7.30 pm

Mothering Sunday – Sunday 31 March

Palm Sunday – Sunday 14 April – Service starting in Triangle, 10.30 am

Holy Week Services – St John’s, 7.30 pm
– Monday 15 April
– Tuesday 16 April
– Wednesday 17 April

Maundy Thursday Meal & Service – Thursday 18 April – St Stephen’s, 7.30 pm

Good Friday – Friday 19 April
– Joint Service at Littledean URC, 10.00 am
– CTiC March of Witness starting from Triangle, 12 noon
– Last Hour at the Cross at St John’s, 2.00 pm
– Good Friday Liturgy at St John’s, 7.30 pm

Holy Saturday – Saturday 20 April, St Stephen’s
– Church open for Prayer, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm
– Easter Vigil, 12 noon

Easter Sunday – Sunday 21 April
– Sunrise Service, Littledean Hill Road, 6.00 am
– Easter Eucharist, St John’s, 9.30 am
– Easter Communion, St Ethelbert’s, 9.30 am
– All Age Easter Communion, St Stephen’s, 11.00 am

Anthea’s Induction Service – Sunday 28 April – St Stephen’s, 10.30 am (followed by lunch)

Ascension Day Communion – Thursday 30 May – St John’s, 7.30 pm

Pentecost – Sunday 9 June

Trinity Sunday – Sunday 16 June

Harvest Festival
– Sunday 15 September, St John’s, 6.00 pm followed by Supper
– Sunday 22 September, St Stephen’s, 11.00 am All Age Harvest followed by Lunch & BakeOff
– Sunday 22 September, Hanover Court, 3.00 pm
– Sunday 29 September, St Ethelbert’s Joint Harvest at Littledean URC followed by Supper

All Souls Service – Sunday 3 November, St John’s, 6.00 pm

Remembrance Sunday – Sunday 10 November
– 9.30 am Remembrance Service at St Stephen’s
– 10.30 am Act of Remembrance at Littledean Memorial followed by service at St Ethelbert’s
– 11.00 am Act of Remembrance in Cinderford Triangle
– 2.30 pm Act of Remembrance at Soudley Memorial
– 3.00 pm Remembrance Service at Hanover Court
– 3.00 pm Messy Church at St Stephen’s

Christ the King – Sunday 24 November

Christmas Tree Festival Service – Sunday 1 December – 11.00 am, St Stephen’s

Looking for the Light – (Wednesday 11?)

Christingle
– Sunday 22 December, 4.00 pm at St Stephen’s
– Tuesday 24 December, 4.00 pm at St John’s

Carols by Candlelight – Sunday 22 December – St Stephen’s, 6.00 pm

Christmas Eve Communion
– 10.00 pm, St John’s
– 11.30 pm, St Stephen’s

Christmas Day Communion
– 9.30 am, St Ethelbert’s
– 11.00 am, St Stephen’s

Regular Special Services

Messy Church – March 10, April 14 (Palm Sunday), May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8

Shalom –  Mar 13, Mar 27

Special Events

Fairtrade Fortnight – February 25 – March 10 – various events around the Benefice

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes – Tuesday 5 March, 6.00 pm at St Stephen’s Church

Craft Fayre – Saturday 16 March, 10 am – 2 pm at St Stephen’s Church

Ladies’ Curry Meal – Tuesday 2 April, 7.00 pm at The Curry Leaf

Christian Aid Week – Sun 12 May – Sat 18 May – various events and services around the Benefice

Christian Aid Collection – Thursday 16 & Friday 17 May – location to be confirmed

Craft Fayre – Saturday 18 May, 10 am – 2 pm at St Stephen’s Church

Prayer Day – Saturday 1 June, (7 am -7 pm) at St Stephen’s Church

St Ethelbert’s Summer Fayre – Saturday 22 June, time to be confirmed

Craft Fayre – Saturday 6 July, 10 am – 2 pm at St Stephen’s Church

Ride & Stride / Heritage Open Day – Saturday 14 September at St Stephen’s Church and St Ethelbert’s Church, times and details to be confirmed

Ladies’ Curry Meal – Tuesday 17 September, 7.00 pm at The Curry Leaf

Baby & Infant Loss Awareness Wave of Light – Tuesday 15 October, 7 pm – 8 pm at St Stephen’s Church

SHINE Ladies’ Conference – Friday 18 & Saturday 19 October at St Stephen’s Church

Film & Games Evening – Thursday 31 October – 5.30 pm – 9.00 pm at St Stephen’s Church

Light Party – Friday 1 November – 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm (Primary School age children) at St Stephen’s Church

Christmas Craft Fayre – Saturday 9 November – 10 am – 2 pm at St Stephen’s Church

St Ethelbert’s Christmas Fayre – Saturday 23 November, time to be confirmed

Christmas Tree Festival – Friday 29 November – Sunday 1 December at St Stephen’s Church

Regular Events

Fellowship Lunch – March 24, April 28 (Anthea’s Induction Party), May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22 (& BakeOff), October 27, November 24, December 26 (Boxing Day)

BoB – March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10,  September 21, October 12, November 16, December 14