• 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


    Sunday services

    Services on Sundays are not affected by the Government's 'rule of 6' although we have had to restrict the number of people who can attend due to social distancing.  We also continue on a reduced timetable and following guidelines to ensure that everyone can worship safely. Please note the latest ruling:

    Face coverings are required by law to be worn in places of worshipThere are valid exemptions for some not to wear a face covering in these settings. In particular, those leading services and those who assist them (for instance by reading, preaching, or leading prayer) do not always need to wear a face covering, although one should be worn especially if physical distancing cannot be maintained. This exemption does not apply to worshippers, who should wear face coverings.

    Service details.  Please see the calendar for details of where the services are being held.  If you are planning to attend, please let us know by emailing ewelmeparishoffice@gmail.com or leaving a message on the Parish Office number 549280.

    The weekly newsletter (pew sheet) can be found here  

    Live streaming.  We hope to live stream most of the services at St James for those who can't get to church.  Joining details are in the weekly newsletter.  Recordings of services are posted at the Ewelme Benefice Youtube page and can be viewed here.

    For those who would like to use a simple At Home Service, rather than joining through Streaming or the recording, that can be found here and used alongside the weekly newsletter.

    Please be aware that Junior Church at Home has stopped for the time being.  We are very grateful to Diane for running it every week from home during the summer.

    Contacting us

    The Benefice Office is open on reduced hours 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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  • Current News and Events

    Remembering our loved ones on 1st November

    More details here of an invitation to drop into either St James or St Giles anytine between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday 1st November to remember those who have died, either recently or some time ago.  More details here.

    Nativity Drawing Competition

    Choose one of the characters from the nativity and your drawing could be printed lifesize and be part of the Wonder Wander Nativity trail.  More details and entry form can be found here.  Your drawing can be done on a sheet of A4.  Remember to put your name, age, address and contact number on the back.  Closing date for entries is 9th November.


    5 Churches Walk 10th October

    Click here to see a photo of the walkers

    Ride and Stride 2020

    Click here to see some photos.  Can you identify all the local churches?!

    'Through the garden gate'

    Take a trip through some of the gardens in the Ewelme Benefice

    by clicking here











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