• 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

    Click on an image to see more details of the individual churches


    GOOD NEWS!  We're returning to our churches for Sunday services

    Services on Sundays have now resumed on a reduced timetable and following guidelines to ensure that everyone can worship safely. The latest Church of England guidance says "We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present."  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 ewelmeparishoffice@gmail.com

    We shall be livestreaming most of the services at St James for those who can't get to church.  Joining details are in the WEEKLY NEWSLETTER which can be found here

    For those who would like to use a simple At Home Service, rather than joining via Zoom, that can be found here and used alongside the weekly newsletter.

    Every Sunday at 11.30am there is Junior Church at Home.  This is continuing even when church services have resumed.  Following the Bible stories for the day there is always a fun activity which can be followed at home.  Junior Church can be accessed via our Facebook page.  You might be asked if you wish to join the Ewelme Benefice family group which gives access to the Junior Church sessions.

    Contacting us

    The Benefice Office is currently closed but the Administrator can be contacted via email at ewelmeparishoffice@gmail.com   

    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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  • Current News and Events

    Re-opening the churches   

    Click here for more details

    The latest guidance says "From 8 August, face coverings are also 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 or events in a place of worship, and those who assist them (for instance by readingpreaching, 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."

    'ULEY PLANT AND CAKE SALE for church funds

    5 September 10.30 – 12.30 and 2 – 4pm

    in Uley Churchyard  Details here




    'Pop-up' Creative Cafe 11-12.30 throughout the summer holidays

    Tuesdays outside at Quarry Chapel

    Wednesdays at Dursley Tab Garden

    Thursday at 3C/St George's Church

    Click here for more details

    'Through the garden gate'

    Take a trip through some of the gardens in the Ewelme Benefice

    by clicking here











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