• 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 Dursley



    St Giles Uley

    St Marks WoodmancoteHoly Cross Owlpen St Bartholomew 



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    We are having problems updating our Website - as far as we know all the following is now correct. Please contact the Office if you spot any errors.       


    Services for the 23rd January, 2022 (Third Sunday of Epiphany)        

    There will be two services this Sunday: 

    A service of Holy Communion at St James, Dursley, at 10am - Live Stream, see below

    A service of Parish Communion at St Giles, Uley, at 10am         

    The weekly newsletter (pew sheet) for the 23rd January can be found here.

    Attending services during the current times. It is now a legal requirement for face coverings to be worn in churches unless you have a medical  exemption.  We will continue to receive communion in one kind - just the consecrated wafer and ask that we continue to avoid contact during the sharing  of the peace.  To read the full set of recommended guidelines for the Ewelme Benefice which were produced in the summer, please click here.                      

    Live Stream  On Sunday 23rd January we plan to Live Stream the 10am Parish Communion service from St James, Dursley.The link is here  If there is a problem with the link, go into YouTube and type Ewelme Benefice in the search box and hit enter. You should then be able to find the service. If that fails too, you could watch the10.15am service from the Cathedral - the link is below.

    If you are unable to join our Live Stream for any reason, The Sunday Eucharist from Gloucester Cathedral is available to live-stream from 10.15am.  To join click here                      

    If the service comes from St James it may be possible to listen to the service live by phone through Zoom. Dial 0131 460 1196 or 0203 481 5237. Enter the Meeting ID 893 3298 0143 followed by a #, key in # for Participant ID and, if requested, the Passcode 899154 followed by a #. 

    Please be aware that due to technical difficulties, it may not always be possible to provide this Zoom link.

    Printed Service booklets for the live streams:  

    There are A4 printed service booklets available for our Holy Communion services.. The St James version for Ordinary Time is here: for Advent is here;  for Christmas/Epiphany is here.      The St Giles version (used throughout the year) is here.                                        

    These 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.      

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

    Evening Prayer via Zoom To join via Zoom click here  Meeting ID: 893 3298 0143  Passcode: 899154 (the same link as Evening Prayer)

    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  Meeting ID: 893 3298 0143  Passcode: 899154 (the same link as Evening Prayer)        

    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          

    Churches open for private prayer St James in Dursley is usually open during the week.  Please be aware that we currently have some work being carried out on the wall monuments and the church might have to be closed sometimes.  St Bartholomew's in Nympsfield is usually open during the week for private prayer and reflection.  St Giles in Uley is currently closed (except for services) due to the work being carried out as part of the Access for All Project.  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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