• 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


    We are journeying through Lent with hope!

    Services are currently on-line  During the latest lockdown we have taken the decision to stop holding services in our churches and return to Zoom.  We hope that, when restrictions begin to be lifted, we might be able to hold some services in our churches again.  We will update this website with any changes to the current service pattern.

    To join the Benefice service Via Zoom on Sunday 28th February (Second Sunday in Lent) click here

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

    The weekly newsletter (pew sheet) for 28th February can be found here

    Lent has now begun  Details about Lent Groups and daily reflections can be found by scrolling down to 'Current News and Events'.

    A suggestion sheet for how you can keep a Carbon Fast for Lent can be found here

    Ecumenical Lent Services via Zoom are at 6pm on Sunday evenings.  To join the service this Sunday 28th Februrary at 6pm click here

    Lent Lego Construction Challenge Something for children - or anyone who loves Lego!  Click here for details of a fun challenge that's running all through Lent.  Details of every challenge - there are 3 a week - can be found on the Pop-up Creative Cafe Facebook page here

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

    Evening Prayer via Zoom  A simple service of Evening Prayer at 6pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  To join via Zoom click here.  Resources for you to use can be found here

    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

    Virtual walk on the Camino Some of us recently took a virtual walk along the pilgrim route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.  See a record of the walk here

    Prayer at this time The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written a letter to the nation following the desperately sad news of over 100,000 deaths due to Covid.  They have invited everyone, of any faith or none, to pause every day at 6pm to reflect for a few moments and to pray, if you wish.  The letter can be found here.

    Our own bishops have sent us this prayer to use:

    Keep us,

    good Lord,

    under the shadow of your mercy

    in this time of uncertainty and distress.

    Sustain and support the anxious and fearful

    and lift up all who are brought low;

    that we may rejoice in your comfort

    knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

    in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Amen.


    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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  • Current News and Events


    Lent Groups and Lent reflections

    We’re running 2 study groups during Lent.  Paula Rix is leading a group at 7.30pm on Monday evenings and Canon Michael and Revd Jane are sharing the leadership of a group on Wednesday afternoons at 2.30pm.  We are using material from the C of E; #Live Lent: God’s story, Our Story. The material is based on the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book for 2021, 'Living His Story' by Hannah Steele.

    There are also daily reflections that run alongside the course for those who would like to use them.  Copies can be ordered but the daily reflections can also be accessed via an app or they can be received each day by email.  All the details about how to do this can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/livelent-2021-church-resources-gods-story-our-story












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