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Vicar:  Revd Canon Philippa A. Brunt.

A very warm welcome to our website where you can find out about the parish of Parkend and Viney Hill in the beautiful Forest of Dean.

Since 2007 we have been a Local Ministry Benefice under the Diocese of Gloucester's scheme, which encourages the use of all our gifts and talents in God's service in this local area in which we live and work.  We share our faith in Jesus Christ by ministry through our worship, our fellowship and practical care to the community, also working closely with other local churches. 

In 2008 we became a United Parish with our two parish churches of
St Paul's Parkend and All Saints' Viney Hill.  These buildings stand as witnesses to God's presence and places of prayer to encourage our Christian life. They are also special places for many people due to family or community connections and we seek to make them hospitable places of welcome.



Friends of Parkend and Viney Hill


May I take this opportunity to remind "Friends" who registered in 2015 that the membership donation for 2016 is now due.
If anyone wishes to know more about being a Friend, please telephone me on 01594 843864 and I will answer any queries you may have.

Best wishes
Trevor Richings  (Chair of the "Friends")



Flower Festival 3rd - 5th June

"A British Pilgrimage"

A Flower Festival to celebrate the lives
of some of our British saints.
Their stories of witness will be told through flowers depicting their lives or their symbols.
For more information or to offer help, contact
Trish Ducker or Jos Mills



 
A big thank you to those who steward at funerals and for all the care shown when we celebrate the lives
of loved ones on these sad occasions.

It is important especially at times like this that the church is welcoming to visitors, so  a big thank you also to those who meet and greet, clean the church, arrange the flowers, mow the lawns and do all the countless other tasks that ensure this is the case.

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is
excellent in others belong to us as well" - Voltaire.



Click on the banner below to view last year's Flower Festival photos


St. Paul's 2015

WEDDINGS

 

Please contact the Vicar: 01594 562828
 

Also, information is available from the Church of England website: http://www.yourchurchwedding.org/

This gives information about eligibility and the service as well as ideas for hymns, music and readings, etc. 


CHRISTENINGS

For Christenings, please contact the Vicar.  

Telephone : 01594 562828 

 

HISTORY RESEARCH

 Would those researching family histories please note that only the current registers are held at the churches.

All others are in the Gloucestershire Archives, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW.

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives

email address: archives@gloucestershire.gov.uk

telephone number 01452 42529




St. Paul's Church, Parkend
(Click on the photo for more pictures and a brief history.)


All Saints' Church, Viney Hill
(Click on the photo for more pictures and a brief
history.)

The Vision for our Parish is that we share in God's work of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ
and His love in our communities, spiritually, practically and sensitively.


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