Parkend and Viney Hill Churches


(site updated November 30th 2017)


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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. 
 


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. 

      Whatever has drawn you to look for us, we hope this site will be helpful to you.

 







Flower Festival

This Year Flower Festival was held at Saint Paul's Church, Parkend, June 2017,

Parkend:  1917 Meet the People

OFFERING HOSPITALITY WITH HOST UK

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
                                                                                                                                                       Hebrews 13:2

HOST UK is a charity whose mission is to give a welcome to international students in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. Our students are both curious and fascinated by our traditions and are
happy to fully participate in our everyday life, bringing something really special to such a visit.
Whilst we operate all year round, Christmas and New Year are especially valuable times to enjoy welcoming guests into your homes.   At Christmas; our students can face a lonely hall of residence. They may also be from a country experiencing conflict or natural disaster and at the very least, they are invariably far from home, family and loved ones.

An offer of hospitality can be made at any time of the year: it can be for one day (daytime only), three days and two nights at the weekend, or at New Year, or four days and three nights during the Christmas festive period.
If you would like to know more, please look at our website: www.host.org.  

To contact us, email us on: info@hostuk.org or telephone us on: 020 7739

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





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