Valentine’s Disco with Live Band – Saturday 14th February 7pm

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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 cjbromfield@hotmail.co.uk 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…

Laughing with Tom – Saturday 28th February 2015 7pm

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Please put this date in your diary – Saturday 28th February 2015. If you come along to Forest Church schoolroom at 7pm you will have the best night’s entertainment ever!! We are delighted to have been able to book Laughing With Tom star Tom… Elliott for an inspirational and genuinely hilarious evening! His act has to be seen to believed and what better on a gloomy winter evening than hours of laugher and fun?
It’s a family event and the tickets are £4 per adult. Children under 16 are free BUT only with a paying adult. All children must be accompanied by a parent/responsible adult but that just means that more of us are going to have a brilliant evening. There will also be light refreshments afterwards.
Inspirational speaker, Comedian and Magician, Tom Elliott has travelled extensively across the UK and abroad. His skills have seen him appear numerous times on TV, Radio, in theatres, churches, conferences and schools, reaching thousands of people with his contagious laughter and gift of inspiring others. Check out his website www.tom-elliott.org
Tickets are available from Claire Bromfield or you can ring the Rectory to reserve yours (01594 542232) or email cjbromfield@hotmail.co.uk. See More

 

Christmas 2014 Services

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

 

 

 

Family Communion Toy Service Appeal Sunday 7th December 11am

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!

Forest Church Christmas Concert Wednesday 10th December 7.15pm

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!

Christmas Quiet Day 20th December at Tymawr Convent – see EVENTS calendar for full details

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 ros.greenhalgh@btinternet.com) to enable catering numbers to be confirmed.

Countdown till 15th November 2014 – Trinity Christmas Fayre

ChristmasFayre4 Less than a fortnight to go!!!! Get the date in your diary! The amazing Trinity Christmas Fayre returns with all the amazing attractions from last year.

Trinity Café serving delicious hot and cold food. Beautiful and unique hand-crafted goods for Christmas gifts or just to treat yourself. Letters to Father Christmas. Sweets and cakes galore.

Join us from 10am til 3pm on Saturday 15th November.

Come for a coffee, shop for a while and then stop for lunch – it’s going to be a fabulous day again!

Our new Curate Philip Averay

PhilipAverayOrdinationJuly2014On a sunny morning last Sunday, Philip Averay was ordained at Gloucester Cathedral by Bishop Michael in a joyous ceremony attended by many in the Benefice.

We are delighted that Philip joins us officially this week and we know that you will make him feel very welcome.  He joins us from studying at Ridley Hall in Cambridge. Before that he had a career in Social Work including spending four years working in the Forest and based at Cinderford.