If you are looking for a traditional Carol Service in a beautiful old church, then look no further! You are warmly invited to come to any of our services over Christmas and enjoy celebrating the birth of Jesus through readings and carols (and puppetry at the Crib Service!).
There is lots happening in the next few weeks! Please see below for details of services and events that are taking place at Forest Parish Church. You will receive a warm welcome!
Sponsored Bible reading
2021 is the 60th anniversary of the publishing of The New English Bible New Testament. This translation was the first to render the scriptures into contemporary English and to depart from the traditional linguistic style of the Authorized Version . Over the years the translation has come to be regarded as a classic text and it became a best-seller in many countries around the world.
On Saturday 19th June we are holding a Bible Reading Event in church to celebrate this amazing book and raise money for church funds. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. a rota of people will read through the New Testament. Do come along to listen. Refreshments will be available
Sunday 14th March is the 4th Sunday of Lent and Mothering Sunday.
“As a mother comforts a child so will I comfort you,” says the Lord. These are words that we can find in the book of the prophet Isaiah and on Mothering Sunday, as we give thanks for mothers, we think about mothering and the responsibility that we all have to mother or nurture others and also how God wants to comfort us as a mother comforts her child.
You can find a service of Bible readings, reflection and prayers and a puppet play for Mothering Sunday by clicking on the following link:
Do watch them! Mothering Sunday is not just for mothers and women and puppet plays are not just for children. They are for everybody!
A service for Sunday 21st February
We are now in the season of Lent and the link below will take you to a short service of Bible readings, reflection and prayers for the 1st Sunday of Lent, 21st February:
Sunday 14th February – Transfiguration Sunday and St. Valentine’s Day!
We are still in lockdown (although there are some signs of it ending within the next few weeks) so I have recorded a service of Bible readings, reflection and prayers for Sunday 14th February. The focus is the transfiguration of Jesus – the revealing of the glory of Jesus Christ – on the mountaintop. You can watch the service by going to Forest Parish Church Facebook page or clicking on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Forest-Parish-Church-1831283450525212
I have also recorded a puppet play for St. Valentine’s Day (thank you to my able assistant puppeteer, Chris, my husband!) Puppets, Sam and Sarah, discuss the importance (or not) of receiving Valentine’s cards. You can find the puppet play in the same place – see above for the link.
A service for Sunday 7th February.
A short service of Bible readings, reflection and prayers for the 2nd Sunday before Lent can be found on the Forest Parish Church Facebook page or by clicking on the following link:
Sadly, regular events are on hold at this time of lockdown.
A service for Candlemas Sunday 31st January
Our lockdown continues and, sadly, churches have to be closed for the time-being. Clicking on the link below will take you to a short service for Sunday 31st January. The service celebrates Candlemas, when we recall Mary and Joseph presenting baby Jesus in the Temple and the elderly Simeon recognising in the baby a ‘light to lighten the Gentiles.’ So you might like to have a candle handy to light when you watch the service.