Pilgrim Course

Pilgrim Course Pilgrim Course, or the Lent Course, starts tonight (Thursday 2 March) and will run on Thursdays throughout Lent until April 6. Meet at St Stephen’s from 7.15 pm (for a 7.30 pm start). Fairtrade refreshments available. We have run the Pilgrim course through Lent over the last two years and they have been […]


Pancakes are being served up at St Stephen’s and St John’s tonight. St Stephen’s will be serving from 6.00 pm with a variety of sweet and savoury fillings available. St John’s will be serving pancakes at Eve Smith’s house from 7.00 pm (52 St White’s Rd). All welcome!!

Craft Fayre – 25 March 2017

Due to high demand and positive feedback, St Stephen’s Church, Cinderford will host 3 craft fayres in 2017. The first craft fayre will be on 25 March 2017. The event will run from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. Over 20 stalls will be packed with wonderful handcrafted items from talented local artisans. Refreshments including Fairtrade […]

Nativity Sheep Trail 2016

St Stephen’s Church were excited to be part of the turning on of the fabulous lights in Cinderford on Saturday 26 November where members of the congregation launched the ‘Nativity Sheep Trail.’ The trail involves participants finding sheep that have been ‘lost’ around the Cinderford shops. Each sheep has been lovingly knitted by a member of […]

St Ethelbert’s Christmas Market – Sat 26 Nov

St Ethelbert’s Christmas Market is on Saturday 26 November at St Ethelbert’s, Littledean. There will be a lovely range of stalls with lots of opportunities for purchasing Christmas gifts, stocking fillers and festive food. There will also be light lunches and lots of delicious cakes! Parking is available across the road at Littledean C of […]

Light Party – Monday 31 October

This year’s Light Party is around the theme of “Once Upon A Time.” There will be food, fun and a film! All school age children welcome. Fancy dress is optional, but please nothing scary! All children (regardless of age or attendance at other church activities) will need to be signed in by a parent or […]

Fairtrade Bake Off on Sunday 25!

This year’s Harvest BakeOff will take place after the Harvest All Age Worship (11.00 am) on Sunday 25 September. Entries will be judged after the service and eaten as pudding after the Benefice Fellowship Lunch (12.30 pm). Donations will be taken for Traidcraft Exchange, the charity arm of Traidcraft. The ‘rules’ for the Harvest BakeOff […]

Sat 10 Sep – Ride & Stride – Heritage Open Days

Leonard Clark Heritage Open Day Leonard Clark loved the Forest. It was the natural beauty of the Forest that entranced him as a young man, inspiring his poetry. For him, the Forest landscape, trees and ecology were a thing of outstanding beauty, something wonderful and spellbinding. His early poems featured Abbotts Wood, Chestnut Wood and […]

Harvest Around the Benefice

Harvest is celebrated in various ways at the churches around the Benefice, this year St John’s starts off the festivities with a Harvest service at 6.00 pm on Sunday 4 September followed by a Bring & Share Supper. Any Harvest donations will be given to the Foodbank. Littledean Churches are next with their Harvest celebrations […]

Heritage Open Day – Sat 10 Sep

Heritage Open Day – Leonard Clark Display at St Stephen’s – Saturday 10 Sep Leonard Clark was a famous literary figure who grew up on Belle Vue Road in the early twentieth century before leaving the Forest to become an internationally recognised poet and educationalist. He never lost his deep affection for the Forest, Cinderford […]