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.

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Services for 25th February 2024 - Second Sunday of Lent -  Live stream today 

10am at St James, Dursley, Benefice Holy Communion

NO service in the Parish of Uley this Sunday

Our weekly notice sheet/pew leaflet is available here

For news about the vacancy, please scroll down

Live stream today From St James. The link is here Future live streams are on 10/03, 24/03, 31/03 and 21/04. Normal first and third Sundays after that.

During Lent we shall be live streaming the Churches Together joint services from the Methodist Church, Dursley at 6pm Sunday evenings. The link for Sunday 25th February is here 

Also during Lent we are running a Zoom Lent course on Wednesday Evenings at 7.30pm starting on 21st February. This will use our 'Recurring Meeting' setting - the link is here.

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 Lent 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 shall be interviewing candidates for the post of Rector on Wednesday 21st February. This will take up most of the day, with the candidates visiting all the churches, learning about us and being interviewed by the team. The team comprises Bishop Robert, Archdeacon Hilary, Sylvia Geraghty for the Patron and 4 Benefice Representives selected by the PCCs. More information when it is available.

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..NB There will be no Zoom MP on 10th, 17th and 24th January 2024 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. From 18th to 21st December 2023 it will be open from 9.30am to 3pm. 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. 




Saturday 24th February
9:45 am -
Sunday 25th February
10:00 am -
6:00 pm -
Wednesday 28th February
9:00 am -
6:00 pm -
7:30 pm -
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