It’s a Joint Benefice Service at Forest Church on Palm Sunday – 29th March 2015!

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!

Join us for the greatest weekend of the Year!

                                                 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 Best Family Service here so far!”

FamilyService150215Dance FamilyService150215Mr&Mrs FamilyService150215SheepOh My! The Family Service this morning delivered more fun and laughter than is humanly possible! We had a special Mr & Mrs Quiz with our very own “Philip Schofield” (aka Robin Vale in the best wig ever!). The Jubilee Puppets were brilliant …and we are all still singing “I Lost My Sheep!” and another highlight was the Rector, Rev Nick Bromfield dancing to “You’re the one that I want” with Su Pillans – all unscripted and hilarious to witness. If you missed it you missed an absolute treat! Thank you so much to Jonathan Kear for the best service ever!

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

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 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


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
Tickets are available from Claire Bromfield or you can ring the Rectory to reserve yours (01594 542232) or email 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 to enable catering numbers to be confirmed.