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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                                                                                               October 2016

    What does the word ‘community’ mean to you?  It’s a word we hear quite a lot when people talk about the place they live.  For an ecologist, the word has a quite precise meaning; the group of living things within a particular habitat or, for us, the group of people who live in a particular area...