Welcome

‘Friend and stranger, young and old, all are welcome here.
As followers of Jesus, our journey of faith is one of love, compassion and justice for all.’

 

Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
Amen.

Please note our new telephone number: 07933 935534

#HereForCulture

Historic England

The Mid-Wyedean Parish is very grateful to @Historic England Covid-19 Emergency Heritage At Risk Response Fund and the Government’s #Culturerecoveryfund for awarding All Saints Church, Newland a grant for repair work to the Brickdale Memorial  & Clerestory Windows and some gulley clearing and repair.

Please go to the All Saints Newland page on the ‘About Mid-Wyedean Churches’ tab for more details.

#HereForCulture

Services in the Mid-Wyedean Parish.

Currently due to National Lockdown Restrictions the are no services in our Parish until the 6th December at the earliest.

There will be a streamed communion service from the Church of the Good Shepherd to our Mid-Wyedean Parish Facebook page at 10.15am on a Sunday morning.

Please come back and check in early December.

Act of Remembering for Coleford

Hello everyone

we are coming into that time of year which is always a time, a short season, of remembering and remembrance. But as with so many things, this year, it’s different.  

The days we are most familiar with are Remembrance Day (the 11th Nov) and Remembrance Sunday the nearest Sunday, this year that’s the 8th.  and that of course is a day of remembering and honouring our war heroes.  Those who were willing to give their lives for the sake of others. 

As well as that national day of remembrance, about a week beforehand, much of the Christian church also keeps a more personal time of remembrance – which we call All Souls Day – which is a day of remembering and giving thanks for any of our loved ones who have died – we always love them, and miss them, and cherish their memory and so we give a special day of intentionally doing that in the light of God’s promise of everlasting life. This year, this will be more poignant for many who because of Covid restrictions, have not been able to have the kind of funerals they would have wanted for their loved ones.  

And then thirdly, this year to put alongside those other acts of remembering, we also need to remember and give thanks for those who have been and continue to be on the Covid frontline, working in the NHS or Social Care, in food retail or production, our emergency services and essential services workers, our teachers.  So many people within our own community keeping things going for the sake of us all.  

So I’d like to invite anyone who wants to, to join in with Acts of Remembering for all of those things this year. To remember our war heroes and our Covid heroes and our own personal bereavements.   Please see here for how to take part.  

Art of Lockdown

ArtLockdown

Art of Lockdown

Click the image to link to our news story about the Art of Lockdown exhibition.

Current status of Churches in the Mid-Wyedean Parish

For the foreseeable future we will be offering the following at the Churches in our Parish:

The Good Shepherd, Broadwell – A Service of Holy Communion at 10.15am each Sunday.

Numbers will be limited so please express an interest in coming by calling or emailing either Rev’d Sarah Bick or the Parish office on the numbers below.

All Saints Church, Newland  Open during the day for private prayer and for Evening Prayer at 4pm on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

All Saints Church, Staunton Open during the day for private prayer and for Evening Prayer at 4pm on the first and third Sundays of the month.

 St Saviour’s Church, Redbrook The church is being used by the School on Tuesdays and by Art Angels on Saturdays.  Due to Covid cleaning restrictions it is therefore not open at other times, but we are planning to get it open to all for at least some of the week.

St Peter’s Church, Clearwell  Open for Weddings and Funerals only.

For more details please contact:

Vicar: Revd Sarah Bick.  Telephone 01594 835476 or email sarah@thebickerage.org.uk

Or

Parish Office: Tel:  07933 935534  Email: office.midwyedean@gmail.com

www.mid-wyedeanchurches.co.uk

Forest of Dean Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group

The following link will take you to the Forest of Dean Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group where you can either sign up to help local people who may be unable to get out and about for shopping etc or find help if you are self isolating and need some support yourself.

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches