Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and this year falls on Wednesday 6 March. There will be Holy Communion services with imposition of ashes at St John’s, Cinderford at 10.00 am and at St Ethelbert’s, Littledean at 7.30 pm. All welcome. There is no service at St Stephen’s that morning.

Pilgrim Course

Pilgrim Course This year’s Pilgrim Course will start on Thursday 7 March and will meet weekly during Lent. All sessions will take place at St Stephen’s, starting at 7.15 pm. Tea and Coffee will be available during the sessions. (March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11) This year we will be looking at […]

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 starts in just two weeks time, this year the theme that the Fairtrade Foundation have selected centres around cocoa and the farmers around the world that grow it. Many of the farmers are not paid a living wage and the Fairtrade Foundation are working on changing this. More information below […]

A Celebration of Christmas

St Ethelbert’s is pleased to announce its annual Celebration of Christmas Concert  on Wednesday 19th December 2018 at 7.30pm.  Organising maestro Kate H has once again assembled a remarkable array of local talent – as well as the obligatory string ensemble, Handmaidens, choir and readings there will be a Jazz chanteuse and also a ukulele player!  […]

Wreath Making Workshop

Wreath Making If you would like to make a Christmas wreath for your door or for a loved one’s grave, there will be a wreath making workshop at St Stephen’s on Tue 11 Dec from 1 pm till 5 pm (it won’t take that long to make a wreath, but gives people chance to drop […]

No Benefice Services this Sunday

Just a reminder that there are NO services at any of the Benefice churches this coming Sunday (18 November) as we will all be joining in with the Christmas Festival at Speech House. The Festival is being organised by Anglican churches from across the Forest Deanery and the Bishop of Gloucester. Bishop Rachel will be […]

Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre – Saturday 10 November – St Stephen’s Church – 10 am – 2 pm Saturday 10 November sees St Stephen’s Church (Belle Vue Rd, Cinderford, GL14 2PU) host the Christmas Craft Fayre from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. It’s a great opportunity to kick start your Christmas shopping and support local independent […]

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 […]