WELCOME
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.
Vacancy Update

The members of the PCC elected to put together our Parish Profile did a sterling job and the PCC as a whole approved it and it has now been passed to the Archdeacon for her approval. Once we have that, it is expected that the post for our new Minister will be advertised in mid– April. Thank you to everyone who contributed their thoughts to the profile, it was helpful for those compiling it. As always, please pray for the whole process and everyone involved. Thank you. We will keep you informed so watch this space...

Experience Easter.

We will be again setting up a prayer walk for Easter in Parkend church and churchyard during Holy Week and it will be up for at least 2 weeks. We will be taking you through the Garden of Gethsemane, the Courtyard, Golgotha, and then into church for the Tomb. Each will give the opportunity for reflection and prayers.


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