Current Cancellations

Following Church of England and government advice, the following decisions have been taken (more information will be available as soon as further guidance is made known). Further information will be available regarding services and other events as soon as decisions have been taken. If you need to talk to someone at this time, please see […]

Easy Church – Tues 3 March

Easy Church tomorrow (Tuesday 3 March) at St Stephen’s from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm will look at the theme of work and jobs. We will reflect on jobs that we have done in the past and how that has changed over the years and look at different jobs in the Bible. There will be […]

Churches Together Service – Sun 19 Jan

This Sunday (19 January 2020), churches all over the world celebrate Christian Unity. Here in Cinderford (and Littledean) we will be uniting together in one service at the Methodist Church (Belle Vue Road, Cinderford) at 10.30 am. All welcome. Activities for children available. There are NO other services around the Benefice this Sunday.

Sunday 29 December

A reminder that there is only ONE service around the Benefice tomorrow (Sunday 29 December). Holy Communion will be celebrated as a joint service at St Stephen’s Church (Belle Vue Rd, Cinderford, GL14 2AA) and starts at 11 am. Activities for children in primary school and a creche area are available. All welcome.  

All Souls’ Service

This is the time of the year when the church especially remembers those who have died, and when we seek God’s comfort and help in living after the death of those whom we have loved and lost. During a special service at St John’s Church (Ruspidge, Cinderford) on Sunday 3 November at 6.00 pm, there […]

Easy Church

Easy Church is designed to be an accessible service, specifically aimed at seniors. The service will be dementia friendly and there will be a very open and welcoming atmosphere. Tuesday 1 October – 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm – St Stephen’s Church There will be shared activities, crafts, hymn singing, tea drinking and cake eating!  There […]

Heritage Open Days

St Stephen’s and St Ethelbert’s are once again joining in with Heritage Open Days. St Stephen’s St Stephen’s Church (Belle Vue Rd, Cinderford, GL14 2AA) will be open on Saturday 14 September from 10 am – 5 pm. The day will be a celebration of Leonard Clark’s story ‘Bands’. Leonard Clark was a chorister at St […]

Jumble Sale

Jumble Sale Due to the popularity of the last St Stephen’s Jumble Sale we are hosting another on the first Monday and Tuesday in August. Alongside the items to rummage through to find your treasure, there will be a raffle, refreshments and free craft activities for children / young people. The jumble sale will be […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 56

The BP petrol station at the corner of Shotwick Road (A548) and Parkway on Deeside Industrial Estate near Chester. The nearest proper (legal) parking place to the road crossing of the Wales / England border nearest the coast. Where my ’round the coast’ trip started and finished. So, 8 weeks, 56 days, 5425 miles, 49 […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 55

This is Colin. He sniffed the wind this morning. And it was good. Off to Bardsey. St Cadfan built a monastery on Bardsey in 516 and the island became a major pilgrimage destination during the Middle Ages until the dissolution of the monastery by Henry VIII. Pilgrimages to Bardsey continue and have become more and […]