Facilities and features
One of our toilets is equipped with rails for ease of use by those who are disabled or may just find them easy. It is also dementia friendly, being painted in various contrasting colours.
Bike rack, filled with flowers at the entrance to church to promote the use of bicycles.
Including marked disabled bays.
Accessible for those in wheelchairs or just requiring rails for stability.
Also painted in a dementia friendly way.
We have several members who have personal or professional experience with ASD and aim to make our building, services and events as accessible as possible.
Several marked disabled bays at the front of church with easy access to the ramp.
Ramp leading from the carpark to the main church entrance.
We aim to have large print booklets available where needed.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the church.
We have a Dementia Awareness Alliance sticker proudly displayed after having all church leaders and many of our members attend a training course. Signs are displayed around the church, especially on doorways and the bathroom has been painted in dementia friendly colours.
Music and Worship
Some of our 3 pm and midweek services are taken using BCP liturgy.
Groups, Courses and Activities
Youth group for boys in secondary school meets weekly on a Friday during termtime.
We work with GARAS and would happily assist asylum seekers in any way we can.
Bible study groups meet regularly in various homes around Cinderford. Chat to the vicar for more information.
Meets weekly on a Friday morning.
Lots of community events are hosted throughout the year.
We welcome members of the community at any of our groups.
We also hold many specific community groups throughout the year.
Various held through the year.
We have a trained mental health first aider as part of our pastoral team.
Second Sunday of the month from 3 pm - 5 pm.
Meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 2 pm.
Takes place annually during Lent.
We work with GARAS and would happily assist refugees in any way we can.
Several of our members, including the vicar (Mike Barnsley) are part of the Cinderford Street Pastor teams.
Friday night Boys group and Sunday morning group.
Help for Visitors
Very well stocked Fairtrade stall.
For various services and events through the week.
St Stephen's supports the local Churches Together run Trussel Trust foodbank.
There is a box for donations in the church.
Projector, screen, band and sound system.
St Stephen's is a registered Fairtrade church, using only Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar at all services and events. We also have a very well stocked Fairtrade stall in the church and promote Fairtrade at various times through the year.