Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 starts in just two weeks time, this year the theme that the Fairtrade Foundation have selected centres around cocoa and the farmers around the world that grow it. Many of the farmers are not paid a living wage and the Fairtrade Foundation are working on changing this. Worldwide, many cocoa […]

A Celebration of Christmas

St Ethelbert’s is pleased to announce its annual Celebration of Christmas Concert  on Wednesday 19th December 2018 at 7.30pm.  Organising maestro Kate H has once again assembled a remarkable array of local talent – as well as the obligatory string ensemble, Handmaidens, choir and readings there will be a Jazz chanteuse and also a ukulele player!  […]

Wreath Making Workshop

Wreath Making If you would like to make a Christmas wreath for your door or for a loved one’s grave, there will be a wreath making workshop at St Stephen’s on Tue 11 Dec from 1 pm till 5 pm (it won’t take that long to make a wreath, but gives people chance to drop […]

No Benefice Services this Sunday

Just a reminder that there are NO services at any of the Benefice churches this coming Sunday (18 November) as we will all be joining in with the Christmas Festival at Speech House. The Festival is being organised by Anglican churches from across the Forest Deanery and the Bishop of Gloucester. Bishop Rachel will be […]

Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday (11 November) is Remembrance Day and 100 years since the end of World War 1. There are a variety of services and Acts of Remembrance around the Benefice.  9.30 am, Remembrance Service, St Stephen’s 10.30 am, Act of Remembrance, Littledean Memorial 10.50 am, Remembrance Service, St Ethelbert’s 11.00 am, Act of Remembrance, The […]

Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre – Saturday 10 November – St Stephen’s Church – 10 am – 2 pm Saturday 10 November sees St Stephen’s Church (Belle Vue Rd, Cinderford, GL14 2PU) host the Christmas Craft Fayre from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. It’s a great opportunity to kick start your Christmas shopping and support local independent […]

Benefice Pilgrimage

This Saturday (13 October), the Annual Benefice Pilgrimage will take place. This year, the walk will start at St John’s, head to St Ethelbert’s, then St Stephen’s and finish at St John’s again. At each church there will be a short time of prayer as we carry greetings and prayer from one church to the […]

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days start at churches around the Benefice tomorrow, Saturday 8 September. St Stephen’s (Belle Vue Road, Cinderford) and St Ethelbert’s (Littledean) are both involved this year! Things start tomorrow, (Saturday 8 September) with both churches open from 10 am with a range of exciting things to look at and experience. St Stephen’s, will be […]

Jumble Sale

St Stephen’s (Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Forest of Dean) will be hosting a JUMBLE SALE on Monday 3 September from 10 am – 6 pm. There is already a vast amount of exciting items to rummage through and find your treasure; books, clothes, household goods, toys, bedding, vases, homewares, gifts, car accessories… Refreshments will be […]

Harvest services and events

We’ll be celebrating Harvest in Cinderford and Littledean with services and events around the Benefice. There are a number of services and harvest suppers with something for everyone. You’re very welcome to attend as many events as you like. St John’s, Cinderford Sunday 16 September, a Harvest Service at 6 pm followed by Harvest Supper. […]