• 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

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    Join us for a bug hunt this Saturday morning!  St Giles' Churchyard.  10am - 1pm.

    A Covid-safe activity for families.


    Services for the Second Sunday after Trinity (13th June, 2021)

    There will be services of Holy Communion with music in both St James, Dursley and St Giles, Uley at 10am.

    The service in St James will be live streamed.  To join the live stream, which will begin at about 9.50am, click here. If the link fails, go into YouTube, enter Ewelme Benefice into the search box, click enter and select the service. 

    To listen to the service by phone through Zoom, dial 0131 460 1196 or 0203 481 5237. Enter the Meeting ID:867 6357 2551  and if needed Passcode: 060283.  Enter # for any other codes. Due to technical difficulties, it may not always be possible to provide this Zoom link.

    Live Stream – please note:  Until now we have included the words for the service on the screen during live streaming. We will cease to do this from 4th July and instead will make available an A4 printed service booklet. This can be found here and printed at home if possible. 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.

    The weekly newsletter (pew sheet) for 13th June can be found here

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

    Evening Prayer via Zoom  Evening Prayer will be said online on Monday and Wednesday at 6pm via Zoom. To join, click here. To listen to the service by phone, dial 0131 460 1196 or 0203 481 5237   Meeting ID: 822 9245 6917  Passcode: 490531

    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  The meeting Id is 816 8323 9144, Passcode 077482

    Annual Meetings (the APCM)  Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions the APCM for Uley, Owlpen and Nympsfield has been postponed until Sunday 20th June at 11.30am in St Giles.

    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

    Christian Aid  Bishop Rachel encourages us to show our thanksgiving for the Covid vaccination programme by making a donation to the work of Christian Aid. Why not give a 'thank you donation' when you have received your vaccination.  Click here

    Churches open for private prayer The parish church of St James in Dursley will be open each day from 9.30am to 5pm for private prayer and reflection.  We are also opening St Giles church in Uley every day between 10am and 3pm.  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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    '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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