• 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

    Click on an image to see more details of the individual churches


    HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of the Duke of Edinburgh's death.  Click here to read Bishop Rachel's statement.  A special online memorial book, which everyone is invited to sign, can be found here.

    Churches in the Ewelme Benefice will be opened every day for private prayer during this time of mourning.  St James, Dursley from 9am to 5pm and St Giles, Uley from 10am to 3pm.  There will be the opportunity to light a candle in both churches.


    Service for Second Sunday of Easter (11th April)

    There will be no services in our churches this Sunday - but we plan to hold services in St James the Great, Dursley, and St Giles, Uley starting 18th April.

    There will be a Service of Holy Communion via Zoom on Sunday 11th April, starting at 10am. The zoom session will open at about 09.45am and the link is here

    Our churches are still open for private prayer  Church opening times can be found on the Calendar.

    The weekly newsletter (pew sheet) for 11th April can be found here

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

    Evening Prayer via Zoom  There are no Evening Prayer services this week.  We hope to resume these services during the week beginning 19th April.  

    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

    Christian Aid Bishop Rachel writes in the Gloucester Diocese Bulletin:  “As you and your family members are vaccinated, I would like to encourage you to show your thanksgiving by making a donation to the work of Christian Aid. Whilst the cost of vaccination in the Global South is being met, organisations such as Christian Aid are working with communities where the impact of Covid has added further pain, struggles and challenges to those which already existed, amid poverty, injustice and lack of resources.”

    To make a donation click here

    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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    'I have seen the Lord'

    This stunning mosaic of Mary Magdalene meeting Jesus on the first Easter morning is copied from a mosaic in the Resurrection Chapel in Washington National Cathedral.  This version hangs in St James church in Dursley and was from a project conceived by Brendan Skelton in which 30 people produced their own segment of the collaborative finished work.

    It is a beautiful art work which celebrates the good news of the Resurrection and can be seen in St James on the days when the church is open for private prayer or for services.  Do come and see it, and be amazed, and give thanks.








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