Neighbourhood Chaplains

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What is Neighbourhood Chaplains?


Neighbourhood Chaplains aims to equip and encourage church volunteers to reach out to people in their local communities through connecting, befriending and serving. By offering practical, spiritual and emotional support we seek to bring the love of Jesus to our neighbours.

Meet the team


These are the seven people who currently make up our Neighbourhood Chaplains team at Forest Community Church, Cinderford: Pat and Jeff O, Katrina, Pat B, Lin, Christine and Moira.

We have all had DBS checks and undergone training in Safeguarding and can signpost people to other agencies for specific help.

"Click on the image below to see us."          Watch our interviews here.


Get in Touch

Tel: 01594 824076


Why not come down to our Commonground Cafe @ Forest Community Church, Parragate Road on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am – 12pm and say hello? Or give us a ring if you need a prescription picked up, a small job doing or someone to come and have a cuppa and a chat with you – that’s what we’re here for!

Quote from Martin Erwin, CEO Counties:

"Neighbourhood Chaplains has the potential to be the single most significant way for your local church to connect with your community, particularly with those who are lonely and hurting. It brings together acts of love and kindness with the life changing power of the Gospel of Jesus."