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 […]

YouTube Services

YouTube Services During this time of doing church differently, we are using a variety of technology, but all services are being posted on YouTube. Services Monday – Saturday are live on YouTube three times a day. Morning Prayer at 9.00am, Evening Prayer at 6.00pm, and Night Prayer at 9.00pm. Sunday morning services will take place […]

Sunday ONLINE Service – 11 am (Sun 22 March)

A note from the Vicar, Mike Barnsley (Saturday 21 March): I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the sunshine, and hopefully some fresh air, today. I am writing now with some details about our Sunday Morning service tomorrow (there will be NO services in any of our churches tomorrow morning). We are running […]

Online Morning Prayer

A note from the Vicar, Mike Barnsley: I hope you are well. I thought you might be interested in the following: In these strange times of not being able to meet together, we are planning to start to use our Benefice YouTube channel to keep in touch. Our channel can be found at: You do […]

Public Worship Suspended

The Church of England published the following statement on their website today (Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 13:30 pm): In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. In light of this, there will be no midweek or Sunday services at any of our […]