Christmas Tree Festival 2014

Our 6th Christmas Tree festival draws to a close at 5pm today and it has been a bigger success than ever.

If you have not been able to get to the church to see the amazing 33 trees and decorations or you want to visit again, you can still join us on Monday 15th December at 7.15pm for the annual Community Carol Concert with Lydbrook Training Band and Lydbrook School.

The church looks truly beautiful and we thank all Christmas Tree exhibitors for their vision and many hours decorating their trees. We also thank the many visitors this year for making it such a success.

Easter Services 2014

A wonderful Palm Sunday service with our donkey ‘Doris’ and a lovely congregation of 50 people! We walked up Church Hill to the church together and we were privileged to have Bishop Christopher Hill to preach to us.

This week is Holy Week, the most important week in the Christian year.

On Maundy Thursday at 7.00 pm there is a Holy Communion service commemorating the Last Supper.

On Good Friday at 2.00 pm there is the Final Hour at the Cross and on Holy Saturday there is the Easter Vigil and Service of Light at 7.00 pm.

ALSO on Good Friday we have our annual Walk with the Cross, leaving Lydbrook Church at 9.30 am and walking up to Ruardean Church for about 10.45 am before walking down through Ruardean Hill and Drybrook and finishing up at Forest Church Drybrook at approx. 1.00 pm.

On Easter Day, we have our traditional service with choir at 9.30 am and at 3.00 pm our informal Easter Church & Tea @ 3 for families and children with an Easter Egg Hunt in church!

Always wonderful to welcome everyone to our growing church – come and see!

Snowy Easter Morning at Pan Tod

Snowy Easter Morning at Pan Tod

In a distinct change of weather from last year’s unusually warm Easter Day, this year we celebrated the dawn Eucharist in the snow! Whilst admittedly a little cold, it was certainly a glorious morning to welcome the rising sun from the highest point in the forest on the day on which we celebrate our redemption through Christ’s resurrection from the dead.