St Michael and All Angels, Soudley

The final service at St Michael’s, Soudley will be on Sunday 30 April 2017 at 3.00pm. Prior to this decision a Public Meeting at St Michaels was held on the 14 February 2017. The decision to close the building has not been taken lightly. With limited funds for ongoing maintenance and repairs, there were concerns […]

Easter Garden Competition

As part of our All Age Easter Communion service at St Stephen’s on Easter Sunday morning, 11.00 am (Sunday 16 April), there will be the annual Easter Garden Competition. Prizes will be awarded to adults and children / young people and judging will be based on creativity, overall appearance along with Biblical reference. In the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Benefice Pilgrimage – Sat 27 Aug

The Annual Benefice Pilgrimage essentially involves visiting all 5 churches in the Benefice and walking between them. At each church there’s a short reflection and time for prayer and at all, but the first, there will be refreshments with lunch being served at St Stephen’s. In short, it is a great time for fellowship and […]