St John the Evangelist

St John’s

St John’s Square, Cinderford

St John the Evangelist Church, Cinderford dates from 1844, when the centre of Cinderford was nearby. The current parish includes what is now the southern part of the town together with Ruspidge and the village of Soudley some 2 miles distant. The church has disabled access, a small kitchenette and a sound reinforcement system with hearing loop. A disabled toilet was added to the church in 2013.

At St John’s Church the worship is in the moderate catholic tradition and has a Eucharistic and sacramental focus, reflecting the Church’s seasons, using mainly traditional hymns and Common Worship liturgies. Well-ordered worship is prayerful and spiritual.


There is a regular seasonal bible study group.

Church members head up a team taking ‘Open the Book‘ weekly in term-time into the Primary school in the parish – a multidenominational team in the case of St White’s, Ruspidge. Under the ‘Open the Book’ scheme, small teams of local Christians visit schools regularly and act out Bible stories using a prescribed book and involving the children where possible.


A Eucharist service takes place most Sundays at St John’s at 9.30 am.


Parish Giving Scheme

You can support the work of St John’s Church by donating online through the Parish Giving Scheme.

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St John the Evangelist
St John’s Square
GL14 3EX