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    Welcome to The Beacon Benefice. . . .

    We are a group of churches in the Church of England (which is  the officially Established Christian Church (Protestant)) centred around the large village of Painswick, on the Western edge of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds.  We have six congregations in six historic churches, and PSALMS, an activities programme for children, young people and familiesWe have our own Facebook group for upcoming events on https://www.facebook.com/groups/838401489638991/

    From Bishop Rachel, Preaching At Edge Parish Church on Sunday 15 April

    ". . It is a delight to be here with you on the third Sunday of Easter and as you continue to live this time of vacancy - a time of opportunity and growing together as you live the process of appointing a new vicar. ..

    Continued HERE/whats-on/this-months-vicars-letter/

    From Revd David Newell, one of our retired clergy


    Dear Friends,                                                          July 2018

    Last month Michael Irving referred to one of Charles Wesley’s hymnscontaining the words “lost in wonder, love and praise”. I find the hymn book second only to the Bible as a source of meditation and inspiration.....

    (Continued HERE)