• 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 for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (16th May)

    There will be services of Holy Communion with music in St Giles Uley and St James Dursley at 10am.

    The service in St Giles will be live streamed.  To join the live stream, which will begin at 9.50am, click here. To listen to the service by phone, dial 0131 460 1196 or 0203 481 5237. Enter the Meeting ID: 896 3982 5250 . You probably won't be asked for the Passcode, but here it is: 800613. Enter # for any other codes.

    The weekly newsletter (pew sheet) for 9th May can be found here

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

    Christian Aid Week is 10th - 16th May The theme for Christian Aid week this year is the climate crisis, which can lead to flooding and drought across the world.  Click here to read more details.  Christian Aid are promoting e-envelopes to encourage on-line giving, which is an alternative to the more traditional envelopes.  These can be personalised quite easily.  More information can be found here.

    Why not take part in the local Christian Aid Water Walk.  This walk, exploring the water sources around Cam and Dursley, has been planned for Churches Together by members of Dursley Tabernacle.  For full details, including a map and suggested route, click here.

    Bishop Rachel also encourages us to show our thanksgiving for the Covid vaccination programme by making a donation to the work of Christian Aid. Why not give a 'thank you donation' when you have received your vaccination.  Click here

    Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement inviting Christians to pray between Ascension and Penetecost for more people to comei to know Jesus Christ.  ascension Day is on 13th May and we are being encouraged to make use of some of the resources that are available and commit to 9 days of prayer.  For more details about this intitiative click here.

    Some of us will be using the free App of daily prayers.  For details of how to download it click here.

    Some material has also been produced for a Novena of Prayer, which simply means 9 days of prayer.  This resource can be found as a PDF by clicking here.  You can also request a printed copy from the Parish Office.

    Ascension Day is THIS Thursday 13th May.  Our services are 10am Said Holy Communion in St James, Dursley and 7.30pm Choral Evensong via Zoom.  To join the Zoom service just click here.

    Evening Prayer via Zoom  Evening Prayer will be said online on Monday and Wednesday at 6pm via Zoom. To join, click here. To listen to the service by phone, dial 0131 460 1196 or 0203 481 5237   Meeting ID: 842 8934 9661   Passcode if needed: 925193

    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

    We were shocked and saddened by the recent tragic events which led to the death of a young person from our community.  Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends and to all those who have been affected in any way.

    The parish church of St James in Dursley will be open each day from 9.30am to 5pm for private prayer and reflection and for the opportunity to light a candle.  We are also opening St Giles church in Uley every day between 10am and 3pm.  Church opening times can be found on the Calendar.

    Annual Meetings (the APCM)  Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions the APCM for Uley, Owlpen and Nympsfield has been postponed until Sunday 20th June at 11.30am in St Giles.

    Dursley's APCM will (hopefully) go ahead on Sunday 23rd May at 11.30am in St James. To see the Annual Report for 2020 and the Annual Accounts click here.

    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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  • Current News and Events


    'I have seen the Lord'

    This stunning mosaic of Mary Magdalene meeting Jesus on the first Easter morning is copied from a mosaic in the Resurrection Chapel in Washington National Cathedral.  This version hangs in St James church in Dursley and was from a project conceived by Brendan Skelton in which 30 people produced their own segment of the collaborative finished work.

    It is a beautiful art work which celebrates the good news of the Resurrection and can be seen in St James on the days when the church is open for private prayer or for services.  Do come and see it, and be amazed, and give thanks.








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