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. 

10th April – Palm Sunday

Today’s Palm Sunday Benefice service of Holy Communion takes place at Drybrook, at the usual time of 10.30am.

Our online service will be at 3pm and can be accessed via our Facebook page.  To access the service sheet for this, please use the ‘Online Services’ tab above.

Details of our services across the Benefice for the remainder of Holy Week and Easter Sunday will be posted separately.

Sunday 13th March

This week’s Benefice service of Holy Communion takes place at Ruardean, at the usual time of 10.30am.  This will be followed by the  Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) for St John the Baptist, Ruardean will follow in Church at 12 noon.

Our online service will be at 3pm and can be accessed via our Facebook page.  To access the service sheet for this, please use the ‘Online Services’ tab above.

We will bring our Sunday worship to a close with our reflective Taize service at 6pm, also at Ruardean.

Sunday 6th March

This week’s benefice service of Holy Communion will take place at 10.30am at Lydbrook.

There is no online service this Sunday.

Next Sunday, our services will be as follows:

10.30am – Holy Communion, Ruardean
3pm – Online via our benefice Facebook page
6pm – Taize (a gentle, reflective way to bring our Sunday worship to a close), Ruardean

Sunday 27th February

This Sunday is the Sunday before Lent.  Our morning service of Holy Communion is at 10.30am at Drybrook.

Our online service is at 3pm and can be accessed via our Benefice Facebook page.  The service sheet can be accessed within the ‘Online Services’ tab at the top of this page.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 2nd March. There will be a service of Holy Communion for the benefice at 10am at Ruardean.

Next Sunday, our 10.30am service will be at Lydbrook.

6th February 2022

This Sunday is the 4th Sunday before Lent.  Our morning service will be at Drybrook at 10.30am.

Our online service will follow at 3pm, available via our Benefice facebook page.

Next Sunday, 13th February, our morning service will be at Lydbrook.