Regular Worship

We have a great mix of service types and worship at Christchurch and St. Mary the Virgin, English Bicknor. As well as holding more traditional services, we also hold informal Cafe and Messy Church services.

Our regular services follow the schedule shown below and any changes to this will be advertised in the Parish Diary. Come and join us!

Sunday Mornings @ English Bicknor - 9:30am


First Sunday: Holy Communion (BCP)

Second Sunday: Mattins (BCP)

Third Sunday: Holy Communion (BCP)

Fourth Sunday: Mattins (BCP)

Fifth Sunday: On 5th Sundays, there is just one service for everyone in the benefice. Details are made available in the Parish Magazine and in the diary

Sunday Mornings @ Christchurch - 11:00am

We hold a variety of sunday morning services throughout the month. Each of our services includes activities for children.


First Sunday: 'Sunday One' All Age Worship

Second Sunday: Holy Communion

Third Sunday: Morning Worship

Fourth Sunday: Holy Communion with Prayer for Healing

Fifth Sunday: On 5th Sundays, there is just one service for everyone in the benefice. Details are made available in the Parish Magazine and in the diary

Second Sundays @ Christchurch - Messy Church - 3:00pm

What is Messy Church?

It's called Messy - but you don't have to get in a mess and we don't leave the church building in a mess!

Who is it for?

Messy Church is for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What happens?

  • A two hour session beginning with refreshments and registration.
  • When most people have arrived we introduce the theme for the session - based on a Bible story, church celebration or a value.
  • Following this there are several practical activities (mainly craft based or a game).
  • Next we have a celebration of what we have been doing in the session, which usually includes a story, a song and a prayer.
  • And finally we share an afternoon tea.

We would love you to come along and find out for yourself what Messy Church is all about. If you can't stay for the full two hours that doesn't matter. Just come and say hello.

Sunday Afternoons @ Christchurch - 4:00pm or 6:00pm

Our Sunday afternoon services are held 6pm during spring and summer and change to 4pm from mid-November. Please check the diary for times.


First Sunday: Holy Communion (BCP)

Second Sunday: Evensong

Third Sunday: Evensong

Fourth Sunday: Songs of Praise

Fifth Sunday: On 5th Sundays, there is just one service for everyone in the benefice. Details are made available in the Parish Magazine and in the diary

Thursday Mornings @ English Bicknor Village Hall - 11:00am

Every Thursday in English Bicknor Village Hall there is an opportunity to meet for a short service of Holy Communion followed by coffee and chat.

If anyone needs transport to English Bicknor please let Helen Rodwell know.

Thursday Evenings @ Christchurch - 7:30pm

Access Ministries in partnership with the Forest of Dean Salvation Army are holding a fortnightly event for people with and without disabilities, to explore faith and their own relationship with Jesus, if any. Activities are likely to include discussion, prayer, worship and fellowship; however the events are flexible and tailored to suit those who attend.

A safe and creative space where people are helped to explore at their own pace!

Find out when these events are on by viewing the Parish Diary.

Interested? Call 01594 829963 or email for more information.

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