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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 families. We 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. ..
From Revd Chris Garrett, one of our retired clergy
Dear Friends May 2018
CARRYING ON HIS WORKWe are now moving on from the time when Jesus was physically, or at least visibly and with the ability to have his wounds touched – with us. Within the time covered by this magazine we shall be remembering Jesus’ farewell to his disciples, his return to his Father in heaven, and God’s handing on to us his Holy Spirit, which, in a way, Jesus had personified when he was with us......