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, […]

Fairtrade Pop-Up Shop May

Fairtrade Pop-Up Shop With World Fairtrade Day fast approaching, and after the success of Fairtrade Fortnight’s “Pop-Up Shop” in church, so it’s all going to be repeated in the second week of May (8 May – 11 May). St Stephen’s Church (Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AA, Forest of Dean) will once again be full of […]

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 […]

Craft Fayre is on

Today’s Craft Fayre at St Stephen’s in Cinderford will go ahead despite light snow showers overnight. We will have plenty of hot food including bacon baps, beef stew, vegetable stew, jacket potatoes and soup. As well as hot drinks and lots of cakes. The Craft Fayre will be open from 10am to 2pm today, 17 […]

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 […]