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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

St Ethelbert’s Christmas Market

St Ethelbert’s are hosting their annual Christmas Market this Saturday (25 November) from 11 am – 1.30 pm. It is always a wonderful opportunity to get some Christmas gifts ticked off and pick up lots of stocking fillers alongside stocking up on festive treats from homemade cakes to Fairtrade treats made around the world. You […]

Movie Night – Sun 26 Nov

Movie Night with CTiC – Sunday 26 November Together with our friends at Churches Together in Cinderford, St Stephen’s is hosting a movie night on Sunday 26 November at 6.00 pm. Entry is free and refreshments will be available. We cannot publish the film title online under our license for showing films, but the rating […]

Shoebox Packing Party – Wed 25 Oct

Operation Christmas Child The time has arrived for the annual Shoebox Packing Party! Anyone is welcome to come and join in the joy of packing shoebox gifts on Wednesday 25 October at St Stephen’s Church from 10 am until 1 pm. Refreshments will be available during the morning and there will be lots of people […]

Benefice Pilgrimage 2017 – Sat 16 Sep

Benefice Pilgrimage – Saturday 16 September Never been on a pilgrimage? Come and join our annual Benefice Pilgrimage linking our 5 churches/communities by a walk which gives a chance to enjoy God’s creation and get some exercise while getting to know each other better. We shall start at St Michael’s in Soudley with a time […]

Fellowship Lunch

Fellowship Lunch has been cancelled this coming Sunday (27 August). We would encourage everyone to attend Cindyfest and support the variety of local shops, cafes, stalls alongside the artists who will be playing in various venues around the town. Music on the main stage in The Triangle starts at 12 noon, as do the market […]

Christmas Tree Festival

St Stephen’s Church (Belle Vue Rd, Cinderford, Forest of Dean) is hosting a Christmas Tree Festival this year on Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 of December. We are looking forward to filling the church full of Christmas Trees representing the whole community. Groups, schools and businesses all bringing along a tree and decorating […]

St Eth’s Summer Fayre – Sat 1 July

St Ethelbert’s are hosting a Summer Fayre on Saturday 1 July. The Fayre will run from 11.00 am to 1.30 pm, entry is free and a warm welcome is extended to all. There will be a range of stalls including plants, Fairtrade, nearly new, handicrafts and gifts plus raffles, bottle stalls and teas / coffees, […]