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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/

     Psalms Beacon Newsletter- you can read it here:

    From Our Vicar   . . . . .


    Dear Friends,

    What, I wonder, does the word ‘prayer’ mean to you.  Does it perhaps summon up memories of sitting cross-legged on the floor of your school hall, ‘hands together, eyes closed’, while the headteacher drones on somewhere at the front?  Or maybe, almost automatically, you run through the opening lines of the Lord’s prayer, ‘Our-Father-who-art-in-heaven-hallowed-be ….’ without ever thinking what this all means....  

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