There are two pancake parties taking place this evening around the Benefice. Starting at 6 pm at St Stephen’s, there will be a variety of savoury and sweet fillings available. Most dietary requirements can be catered for (there will be vegan and gluten free options available). Starting at 7 pm, St John’s pancake party will […]

This week around the Benefice

As we head into Lent, there are lots of events to get involved with. Here’s a rundown of what’s on around the benefice this week. Lent books still available Our recommended Lent book for 2018 is ‘Live Lent: Let Your Light Shine’ which has been written by John Kiddle and The Archbishops of Canterbury and […]

Lent Books

Our recommended Lent book for 2018 is ‘Live Lent: Let Your Light Shine’ which has been written by John Kiddle with an introduction from The Archbishops of Canterbury and York. The book has a short Bible reading, a pause for reflection and prayer and an idea for a simple action that will enable the light […]

Reading the Gospel

Tonight we’re reading through the whole of Mark’s Gospel at the vicarage from 6 pm. Feel free to come along, you don’t have to read, you are free to listen. Mark is this year’s lectionary gospel. If you’re not able to come along, you may want to read through Mark’s Gospel at home.

IF – Restarts tonight (19 Jan)

IF, Boys group for secondary school, restarts tonight (Friday 19 January) after breaking for the Christmas holiday. All young people must have a current permission form filled in by a parent or guardian to stay. The group meets from 7 pm – 9 pm at St Stephen’s Church for food, games and lots of fun!

CTiC Service – 10.30 am – Sunday 21 January

This Sunday, 21 January, is our annual Churches Together in Cinderford service where all the churches in Cinderford and Littledean come together for a joint service. This year the service will take place at St Stephen’s Church at 10.30 am. There are no other services at churches around Cinderford on that day.

Looking for the Light

Do you find Christmas a difficult time?  Perhaps you have lost a loved one or are just feeling lonely.  Or maybe you would just like some quiet time amongst all the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas. If so then Looking for the Light is a service for you.  It is a quiet reflective […]

Carol Singing in Littledean Cancelled

Tonight’s planned carol singing in Littledean has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. We were planning to sing carols with the Salvation Army in Littledean on Tuesday evening (12/12/17), this has now been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience, please keep safe and stay warm.

Snow Update

St Ethelbert’s is closed on 10 December 2017 due to snow. St John’s (9.30 am) and St Stephen’s (11.00 am) will open as usual for anyone who is close by but people should carefully consider whether it is safe to travel this morning. Most roads in Cinderford are unpassable by car and conditions underfoot may […]

Wreath Making Workshop

Wreath Making Workshop – Tuesday 12 December If you’d like to make a festive wreath for your door or a loved one’s grave, come along to a workshop on Tuesday 12 December at St Stephen’s from 1 pm – 5 pm. You can also make a floral centrepiece for your table, complete with a candle, […]