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 […]

Fairtrade Pop-Up Shop opening times

Due to the somewhat inclement weather over the weekend, we recognise that many people may not have been able to safely make it to our beautiful Fairtrade pop-up shop filled with Fairtrade food and handicrafts from around the world. There will be Fairtrade hot drinks available whilst you browse or sit down after shopping and […]

Craft Fayre – Sat 17 March

The first of St Stephen’s very popular Craft Fayres in 2018 will be on Saturday 17 March from 10.00 am till 2.00 pm. The Church will once again be packed with an array of stalls showcasing the amazing talents of local artisans; plus the resident Fairtrade stall offering products from international crafters! There is a […]

Services and Snow – Sunday 4 March

St Ethelbert’s service is cancelled tomorrow, Sunday 4 March 2018 due to snow. St John’s service will go ahead at 9.30 am but will now be Communion by Extension. St Stephen’s Communion Service will go ahead at 11.00 am and will be cafe style church so that we can sit under the heaters at the […]

Big Brew & BakeOff

St Stephen’s will be putting on the kettle to raise money for Traidcraft Exchange in an extra special way, by holding a ‘Big Brew’ on Saturday 3 March from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm to support the charity’s ‘Hidden Entrepreneur’ Appeal which focuses on people in developing countries who have the talent and determination to […]


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 […]