Notices

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 […]

Craft Fayre – Sat 14 July

Forest Talent on Display St Stephen’s Church will be filled with wonderful artistic and crafty creations produced by amazingly talented people from around the Forest (and beyond!). From photographs to handcrafted jewellery, watercolours to quilts, leather items to wax melts, chalk drawings to wooden animals and so much more, the church will be packed with […]

Messy Church July

June’s Messy Church looked at the wonderful world God has created, all the wonderful animals, scenery and people and we thought about how we could better look after it. There was plenty of chance to get creative (and messy) with painting with fruits and vegetables, making edible ‘bug cakes’, sun catchers for the garden and […]

Day of Prayer

Benefice Day of Prayer ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is a call from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York who invite Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus during the 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost.  What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops to the Church of […]

Craft Fayre – Sat 19 May

Craft Fayre – Saturday 19 May To see some of the amazingly talented artisans from across the Forest of Dean displaying their handiwork, head to St Stephen’s (Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, GL14 2PU) on Saturday 19 May from 10 am – 2 pm. We have stalls including stunning paintings, plants to adorn your home and garden, […]

Easter Sunday Services

On Easter Sunday there are a variety of services to attend around the Benefice (full list below). These times are correct and differ from those printed incorrectly in the Forester newspaper. Easter Sunday Various services to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, starting with a sunrise service on Littledean Hill Road at 6.30 […]

Easter Garden Competition

Easter Garden Competition Entries from all ages are once again invited for the St Stephen’s Easter Garden Competition. This will be judged during the Easter All Age Holy Communion (Sunday 1 April at 11 am) and is an excellent way to get involved if you have a passion for garden design, crafting or even cake […]

Palm Sunday Service

Palm Sunday (25 March) Service is a Benefice Service, where all the churches come together to remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and reflect on the entire Passion narrative. There are no other services in any of our churches this Sunday. This year, we will be joined by Bishop Robert who will process from the Triangle […]