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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Services on Sundays are not affected by the Government's 'rule of 6' although we have had to restrict the number of people who can attend due to social distancing. We also continue on a reduced timetable and following guidelines to ensure that everyone can worship safely. Please note the latest ruling:
Face coverings are required by law to be worn in places of worship. There are valid exemptions for some not to wear a face covering in these settings. In particular, those leading services and those who assist them (for instance by reading, preaching, or leading prayer) do not always need to wear a face covering, although one should be worn especially if physical distancing cannot be maintained. This exemption does not apply to worshippers, who should wear face coverings.
Service details. Please see the calendar for details of where the services are being held. If you are planning to attend, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a message on the Parish Office number 549280.
The weekly newsletter (pew sheet) can be found here
Live streaming. We hope to live stream most of the services at St James for those who can't get to church. Joining details are in the weekly newsletter. Recordings of services are posted at the Ewelme Benefice Youtube page and can be viewed here.
For those who would like to use a simple At Home Service, rather than joining through Streaming or the recording, that can be found here and used alongside the weekly newsletter.
Please be aware that Junior Church at Home has stopped for the time being. We are very grateful to Diane for running it every week from home during the summer.
The Benefice Office is open on reduced hours but the Administrator can be contacted via email at email@example.com 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’