Services in Church

As most people will know, from 4 July (this Saturday) we are allowed to have services back in our churches. Sadly, that does not mean that things can go back to normal at this point! We have to maintain social distancing, we are not allowed to sing (or be sung to!), we should avoid touching […]

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 […]

Private Prayer in Church – Sat 27 June

St John’s Church will be open for private prayer from 10.00am until 12.00noon on Saturday 27 June 2020. This is an opportunity to spend some time in quiet private prayer in one of our churches for the first time since 23 March. There will not be a service taking place and there will be no […]

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 […]

VE Day 75 Commemoration Service

Cinderford Churches are hosting an online Commemoration service on behalf of the Royal British Legion Cinderford Branch at 10:45am on Friday 8 May to remember VE Day, 75 years ago, in 1945.   Please connect using Zoom – VE Day Commemoration service.   Please aim to join the zoom meeting by about 10:45am. The service […]

Easter Gardens

Easter Gardens Cinderford Churches are putting together an online Easter Garden display, it would be great to have photos of people’s creations. Please draw, paint, cut, knit, crochet, craft, build, dig, or otherwise create an Easter Garden, whatever that may mean to you, and send a photo to or via our send a photo […]

Holy Week Services

Friday 10 April (Good Friday) 10.00am Good Friday Service with Salvation Army (go to YouTube and click on Good Friday Service 10 April 2020) 2.00pm The Last Hour of the Cross (go to Last Hour Zoom) 9.00pm Night Prayer (go to YouTube and click on Night Prayer 10 April 2020) Saturday 11 April (Holy Saturday) […]

Appointment of Revd Anthea Beresford as Vicar in Oxford Diocese

We would like to announce that the Revd Anthea Beresford has been appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of Beckley, Forest Hill, Horton-cum-Studley and Stanton St John in the Diocese of Oxford. Anthea has been serving as Associate Priest here in the Benefice of Cinderford with Littledean in the Diocese of Gloucester for the last […]

Palm Sunday Crosses and Palms

Palm Sunday Palm Sunday is this Sunday (5 April), obviously we can’t meet to celebrate in the traditional way, but we will be meeting for a joint service over Zoom. During part of the service we need people to make palms or crosses (or gather ones they already have at home) to wave during several […]