Throughout the year, we run a number of courses designed to help people in their lives. Our next courses are The Happiness Lab and Alpha (running alongside each other), starting on 27th February. We are hoping to run the other courses in close succession, check our notices or contact us for more information.
Whether you are regular member of our congregation, thinking of becoming one, or just looking for a church to visit whilst on holiday in the Forest of Dean - you are very welcome.
On this website you can find all kinds of useful information, from listening to our recent sermons, through to what we're up to in the community, notices and how to find us. Please feel free to get in touch for any further information.
Sunday Morning Family Service
Happiness is the Holy Grail of contemporary culture.
A quick search on Google gives you 340 million hits for happiness. There are over 56,000 books titles in print exploring the theme.
The Happiness Lab is a six week experiment that enables delegates to explore what psychologists, doctors and faith leaders say will make people happier.
Based on a series of fly-on-the-wall documentaries delegates follow twelve people as they explore the following disciplines.
Episode 1: Focussing on gratitude and savouring
Episode 2: Practising acts of kindness
Episode 3: Learning to forgive
Episode 4: Investing in friends and family
Episode 5: Looking after your body and soul
Episode 6: Developing coping strategies
Resolve to make a positive change in your life!
Resolve is a four-week course designed to help you make life-long positive changes. Each week, delegates explore what the experts have to say, talk to other delegates about what they think and engage in a variety of practical exercises to help them accomplish their goals.
The four videos feature a number of experts from various professions, including doctors, psychologists, professors and religious leaders. They also include advice on how to make sustainable resolutions and short vignettes to stimulate conversation.
Session 1—Looking after your body
Session 2—Strengthening your mind
Session 3—Inspiring your soul
Session 4—Deepening your relationships
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith.
Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.
Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common:
and good conversation.
Check out the Alpha website
If you're interested in joining either The Happiness Lab or Alpha we have groups starting on Wednesday 27th February at The Church Centre from 7pm. Please call 562985 for more information and to sign up.