• Welcome to the Ewelme Benefice

    Serving the parishes of Dursley; the churches of St James the Great and St Mark’s, and Uley with Owlpen and Nympsfield; the churches of St Giles, Holy Cross and St Bartholomew’s.

    St James the Great Dursely St Marks Woodmancote St Giles Uley Holy Cross Owlpen St Bartholomew


    Please scroll down through this page to see all our current news and events


    Sadly we have decided that, due to the current Covid situation, the Christmas Carvery in Dursley and the Christmas Event in Uley, both scheduled for 11th December, have been CANCELLED


    Services for the 5th December 2021 (Second Sunday of Advent)

    There will be four Services on this Sunday:

    A service of Parish Communion at St James, Dursley at 10am.

    A service of Parish Communion St Batholomew's, Nympsfieldat 10am. 

    A Serbice of Baptism at St James, Dursley at 12 noon

    A Taizé service att St Mark's, Woodmancote at 5pm. A quiet candle-lit service of reflection.

    The weekly newsletter (pew sheet) for the 5th December can be found here.

    Attending services during the current times.  Please be aware that some of our Advent and Christmas services could be quite full.  It will not be possible for there to be social distancing and we will ask you to wear a mask when you move around in the church buildings and also during the singing of hymns and carols.  We will continue to receive communion in one kind - just the consecrated wafer and ask that we continue to avoid contact during the sharing of the peace.  To read the full set of recommended guidelines for the Ewelme Benefice which were produced in the summer, please click here.

    On Sunday 28th November we plan to Live Stream the 10am service from St James on YouTube. The link is here.   If the link fails, go into YouTube, enter Ewelme Benefice in the search box and select the service. (If the live stream fails totally, see below for an alternative).

    If you are unable to join our Live Stream for any reason, The Sunday Eucharist from Gloucester Cathedral is available to live-stream from 10.15am.  To join click here

    If the service comes from St James it may be possible to listen to the service by phone through Zoom, dial 0131 460 1196 or 0203 481 5237. Enter the Meeting ID 893 3298 0143 followed by a #, key in # for Participant ID and, if requested, the Passcode 899154 followed by a #.  Please be aware that due to technical difficulties, it may not always be possible to provide this Zoom link.

    Printed Service booklets for the live streams: 

    There are A4 printed service booklets available for our Holy Communion services.. The St James version for Ordinary Time is here: for Advent is here; for Christmas/Epiphany is here. The Christmas/Epiphany version comes into use at the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

    The St Giles version (used throughout the year) is here. 

    These can be printed at home where possible - for double sided printing, flip on short edge.. If you would like a printed version sent to you, please contact the Benefice Office – details here or on the Pew Leaflet. We will include the words for the hymns when resources allow. 

    A simple At Home Service can be found here and used alongside the weekly newsletter.

    Evening Prayer via Zoom  on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm. We use a variety of styles of service and usually include some music – a hymn or song. Do join us! To join via Zoom click here  Meeting ID: 893 3298 0143  Passcode: 899154 (the same link as Morning Prayer)

    Morning Prayer via Zoom We meet each week at 9am on Wednesdays via Zoom to say Morning Prayer using the service from the Church of England's Common Worship.  Anyone is welcome to join - you don't need a copy of the service.  To join via Zoom click here  Meeting ID: 893 3298 0143  Passcode: 899154 (the same link as Evening Prayer)

    St Giles 'Access for All' project  To read more about the exciting project to allow everyone to be able to access St Giles church, click here

    Churches open for private prayer St James in Dursley and St Bartholomew's in Nympsfield are open during the week for private prayer and reflection.  St Giles in Uley is currently closed (except for services) due to the work being carried out as part of the Access for All Project.  Church opening times and details of other services and events can be found on the Calendar.  

    Ewelme Benefice Youtube page is where you will find recordings of our recent services; click here


    Contacting us

    The Benefice Office is closed during the current lockdown but the Administrator can be contacted via email at ewelmeparishoffice@gmail.com  and will pick up messages left on 01453 549280.

    Details of how to contact the clergy are on our Contact Us page.

    All the latest information, with other material including our donations appeals, can be found on our Coronavirus page. You can follow us on Facebook


    As members of the Ewelme Benefice, we will work together to share in the Diocese of Gloucester’s LIFE Vision.

       ‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full’ 



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