The Parish of Tidenham
The Parish of Tidenham is one of the furthest corners of the Diocese of Gloucester. This beautiful area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is on the edge of the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley and serves as a suburb of Chepstow. The parish is made up of a number of converging villages surrounded by a few hamlets and farmsteads and covers a large geographical area (approx 30km2) stretching from Beachley Point in the South, to Tidenham Chase in the North.
The parish has three church buildings with which to serve the communities: Tidenham (Sun 9am), Tutshill (Sun 10.45am) and Tidenham Chase (Sun 6pm). With its buildings, as well as other halls and venues in the parish, the parish offers an extensive eclectic mix of services and activities for all ages. There is a full time Vicar, Lay Reader and Licensed Youth and Children’s Minister plus very active lay involvement. The Vicar is also the Priest-in Charge of the United Benefice of St Briavels with Hewelsfield.
Website for Tidenham: www.tidenhamparishchurch.co.uk
The United Benefice of St Briavels with Hewelsfield
The Benefice comprises the two parishes of St Briavels and Hewelsfield/Brockweir, both of which have interesting and extremely beautiful, Grade I listed, Norman churches and very active communities. There is a population of approximately 2,000 which covers an area of about 7 square miles, extending from high ground near the Severn down into the Lower Wye Valley, a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is situated on the South Western edge of the Forest of Dean.
Worship is held each Sunday, 9.30am St Briavels and 11am in Hewelsfield. The Parish has a Lay Reader, a Joint Benefice Local Ministry Team and active lay ministry and community involvement. There is a Priest-in-Charge who is also Vicar of Tidenham and an Associate Priest who takes day to day responsibility.
Website for St Briavels with Hewelsfield: www.stbandhchurches.org.uk