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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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.
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:
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
The Benefice Office is closed during the current lockdown but the Administrator can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and will pick up messages left on 01453 549280.
Details of how to contact the clergy are on our Contact Us page.
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’