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Join us for Palm Sunday at Holy Trinity Church Drybrook, where a joint service for the benefice will be held. (This means that there are no services at Lydbrook at 9.15am or Ruardean at 10pm).
As this is Palm Sunday we will have a special donkey visitor so join us slightly earlier at 10.45am for the procession.
If you have children, we are running a free Craft Morning in the Schoolroom from 10am-12noon, with fun activities and cakes! Please come along and join us in the pre-Easter fun!
FOREST CHURCH DRYBROOK –
Maundy Thursday – 2nd April
7.30 pm – Tenebrae ‘Service of the Shadows’
Good Friday – 3rd April
2.00 pm – The Final Hour
Holy Saturday – 4th April
7.00 pm – The Easter Vigil & Service of Light
Easter Day – 5th April
7.00 am Dawn Service of Holy Communion at Pan Tod Beacon, Ruardean Hill
8.00 am Holy Communion
11.00 am Easter Day Communion Service, followed by warm Hot Cross buns and The Great Easter Egg Hunt!
6.00 pm Easter Evensong
LYDBROOK CHURCH –
Maundy Thursday 7.00 pm Holy Communion
Good Friday 2.00 pm An Hour at the Cross
Holy Saturday 7.00 pm Easter Vigil & Service of Light
Easter Day 9.30 am Easter Eucharist
& 3.00 pm Easter Church & Tea @ 3 with Easter Egg Hunt!
RUARDEAN CHURCH –
Maundy Thursday 7.00 pm Eucharist and foot washing then Maundy watch
Good Friday 2.00 pm Passion Reading and Holy Communion
Holy Saturday 6.00 pm Vigil
Easter Day 10.00 am Easter Eucharist
THE WALK WITH THE CROSS
Good Friday – ‘The Walk with the Cross’ – starting at Forest Church Drybrook at 9.30 am, via Ruardean Church (approx. 10.45 am) arriving at Lydbrook Church at approx. 1.00 pm
The benefice social calendar gets underway at the Forest Church Schoolroom with the Valentine’s Disco Night on Saturday 14th February 2015 from 7 o’clock onwards with live music from James Gilding and his Band and disco classics from the 70s, 80s and onwards! Light refreshments included but please bring your own bottle(s).
Price is just £4 per family – tickets from church from Sunday 18th January or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve yours. It’s a fabulous family evening so look out your boogie shoes! Warning – the rector has been seen ‘jiving’ to Barry White and Chic numbers in preparation…
After various requests we have moved the Quiet Day to Spring 2015 when people have more time. Details will follow in the New Year!
Sunday 21st December:
8am Holy Communion
11am Informal Family Service – (please come dressed as a Nativity Character - children and adults alike for this family Christmas Service).
6pm Carols by Candlelight
Wednesday 24th December (Christmas Eve)
5.30pm Christingle Service for all the family
11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion
Thursday 25th December (Christmas Day)
8am Holy Communion
11am Christmas Family Communion
Our Family Communion Gift Service is next week on Sunday 7th December at 11am. We are collecting for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Toy Appeal. Donations must be NEW toys, books, CDs and can be brought to the service. If you are unable to make it to the service, please drop in your donations at the Church or to the Shop on the Cross (open Weds-Sat mornings) beforehand. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile appeal!
It’s nearly that time of year again.
The legendary Forest Church Christmas Concert returns in a few short weeks. The tickets are available from the Post Office in Drybrook as usual. Hurry and secure yours as they go fast!
The concert starts at 7.15pm prompt and we know from being told that may people say that “Christmas starts here for them”! Come and see what the fuss is all about!
Come and relax in the run up to Christmas. The morning will be a time of quiet creativity. We will then join the Sisters in the Chapel for Holy Communion followed by a BRING and SHARE ‘Christmas lunch’, mulled wine and mince pies included. The afternoon will be a time for reflection and silence ending with afternoon tea. All welcome.
RSVP to Revd Ros Greenhalgh (01242 244440 or email@example.com) to enable catering numbers to be confirmed.