Services w/c Sunday 22nd May

Our services this week begin with the Benefice Holy Communion at 10.30am at Drybrook.

This will be followed by the online Sunday service of evening prayer with hymns and address accessed via our Benefice Facebook page.  The service sheet can be found on the ‘Online Services’ page, which is accessed via the ‘Services’ tab above.

Thursday 26th May is Ascension Day, with services of Holy Communion as follows:

7am – Pan Todd Beacon followed by breakfast in the School Room at Drybrook.

10am – St John’s, Ruardean.

Online morning and evening prayer will take place each weekday at 9am and 5pm via our Facebook page.  The prayer sheets can be accessed within the ‘Online Services’ as above.

Sunday 15th May – Easter 5

This Sunday’s services are as follows:

10.30am – Benefice Service of Holy Communion at Ruardean.

3pm – Online service of evening prayer with hymns and address accessed via our Benefice Facebook page.  The service sheet can be found on the ‘Online Services’ page, which is accessed via the ‘Services’ tab above.

Sunday 8th May – Easter 4

This Sunday’s services are as follows:

10.30am – Benefice Service of Holy Communion at Lydbrook.

3pm – Online service of evening prayer with hymns and address accessed via our Benefice Facebook page.  The service sheet can be found on the ‘Online Services’ page, which is accessed via the ‘Services’ tab above.

6.30pm – Taize service at Ruardean; a prayerful and reflective way to end the day.

Sunday 1st May – Easter 3

This week’s Benefice service of Holy Communion takes place at Drybrook, at the usual time of 10.30am.

Online service of Evening Prayer with hymns and address will be at 3pm and is accessible via the Brookdean Benefice Facebook page.  The service sheet can be found on the ‘Online Services’ page, which is accessed via the ‘Services’ tab above.

24th April – Easter 2

This week’s Benefice service of Holy Communion takes place at Ruardean, at the usual time of 10.30am.

Online service of Evening Prayer with hymns and address will be at 3pm and is accessible via the Brookdean Benefice Facebook page.  The service sheet can be found on the ‘Online Services’ page, which is accessed via the ‘Services’ tab above.

Daily Prayer

Our online daily morning (9am) and evening (5pm) prayer continues throughout the Easter season, Monday – Saturday inclusive and can be accessed via our Benefice Facebook page.

The service sheets can be found on the ‘Online Services’ page, which is accessed via the ‘Services’ tab above.

Easter Day

Our Services for Easter Day are as follows:

5.30am – Pan Tod: A short service of hymns, songs, prayers and readings for Easter.

10.30am – Benefice Service of Holy Communion at Lydbrook.

3pm – Our online service of evening prayer, which can be accessed via our Facebook page.  The service sheet can be found within the the ‘Online Services’ tab above.

Holy Week & Easter Services

MAUNDY THURSDAY (14th April)

11am – Gloucester Cathedral: Each year around the world, clergy and licenced lay people meet at their cathedrals for services in which they renew their ordination vows and their commitment to ministry. Members of our congregations are very welcome to attend and share fully in that service.

7pm – Benefice Communion of the Last Supper at Drybrook: Jesus on the night before he died, gave  bread and wine to his disciples, his body and his blood. He washed their feet and commanded them to do to others as he had done to them.

At the end of the service a cross will be brought into church and those who wish may stay for a while to pray.

GOOD FRIDAY (15th April) 

Between 12noon and 3pm we remember Jesus, on the cross. It is the most solemn day in the Christian year.

12 noon and 2pm – Stations of the Cross at Ruardean.

At 12 noon there will be a led time of prayer and reflection following Jesus’ journey to and death on the cross. This act of devotion will last about an hour and be repeated at 2pm.

From 1pm to 2pm the church will be open and people are welcome to come and make that journey with Jesus on their own, using the art work of Seiger Koder and accompanying reflections and prayers.

EASTER DAY (17th April)

5.30am – Pan Tod: A short service of hymns, songs, prayers and readings for Easter.

10.30am – Benefice Service of Holy Communion at Lydbrook.