The Ewelme Benefice comprises of the Parish of Dursley and the Parish of Uley with Owlpen and Nympsfield.             Our churches are St James the Great, Dursley; St Giles, Uley; Holy Cross, Owlpen; St Bartholomew, Nympsfield.

Services for 21st April 2024 - Fourth Sunday of Easter -

Live Stream this week is from St Giles, Uley (see link below)

8am at St James, Dursley, Said Holy Communion

10am at St James, Dursley, Service of the Word- A celebration of Open The Book

10am at Giles, Uley, Parish Holy Communion     Live Stream - see below                                                                                    

6pm at Holy Cross, Owlpen, BCP Evensong

Our weekly notice sheet/pew leaflet is available here

We have good news about the vacancy, please scroll down!!

.Live Stream today from  from St Giles - the link is here.The next live stream will be from St James on 5th May 2024..

For Sundays when we are not streaming, or when things go wrong,  we suggest you use the Cathedral service instead. The Sunday Eucharist from Gloucester Cathedral is available to live-stream from 10.15am.  To join click here   You may need to click the play button (a right pointing arrow) to start the stream.

Printed Service booklets for the live streams: There are A4 printed service booklets available for our Holy Communion services.. The St James version for Easter is here. The St Giles version (used throughout the year) is here.    




Our churches

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St James the Great, Dursley
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St Giles, Uley
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holy Cross, Owlpen
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St Bartholomew, Nympsfield

Current Information

These booklets 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.

Vacancy News - "We have received a communication from the Lord Chancellor's office, saying:

You will be pleased to know that the Lord Chancellor has approved the appointment of Reverend Juliet Jensen as Rector of Dursley, Uley, Owlpen and Nympsfield and known as the Ewelme Benefice in the Diocese of Gloucester.

We have also been informed by the Archdeacon's office that the licensing will take place in the afternoon on Sunday 1st September.

Thank you all so much for your prayers, and for your patience, as we have gone through the process of appointing a new rector. I hope you are all looking forward to this next period in the life of our Benefice."

Evening Prayer via Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 6pm. The link can be found here - or go into Zoom using Meeting ID: 893 3298 0143 Passcode: 899154

Morning Prayer is said at 9am Thursday in person in St James and at 9am on Wednesday via Zoom BUT no Zoom service on 3rd April. The Zoom link can be found here - or go into Zoom using Meeting ID: 893 3298 0143 Passcode: 899154

Churches open for private prayer.

 St Bartholomew's in Nympsfield and St Giles in Uley are both open during the week for private prayer and reflection.  Holy Cross in Owlpen is also usually open or a key can be obtained from the Estate Office.  Following further vandalism, St James in Dursley is normally only open between 9.30am and 12.30 am on weekdays and for scheduled services and events. It may be closed all day from 1st April to 5th April, although from 2nd April it might be possible to gain access by going to the office in the Parish Centre behind the church during the morning.. During school holidays we may have to keep the church shut, but it may be possible during  mornings to ask the Administrator in the Office in the Parish Centre (behind the east end of the church) to have it unlocked. 

Details of services and events can be found on the Calendar. 




Wednesday 24th April
9:00am -
6:00pm -
Thursday 25th April
9:00am -
10:00am -
Sunday 28th April
10:00am -
6:30pm -
Wednesday 1st May
9:00am -
6:00pm -
Thursday 2nd May
9:00am -
10:00am -
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