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 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.

No 11am Service at Drybrook on Sunday 22nd June 2014

Please note that on Sunday 22nd June 2014, the three churches in the Benefice will join together for a Patronal Festival celebration service at 11am at St John the Baptist Church, Ruardean.

This means that the 11am Service at Forest Church and the 9.30am Service at Lydbrook will not take place for this week only.

The Service at Ruardean will be followed by a bring and share buffet lunch to which all are warmly invited. Please can you kindly bring your food plated and ready to serve.

The 8am and 6pm Services at Forest Church will run as usual.