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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 Mike Campbell, one of our readers:


    Dear Friends                                                                             August 2018

    The other day I passed someone wearing a brightly-coloured tee-shirt. On it there was a picture of the sun and across it were the words ‘British Summer Time’. How hot and beautiful the weather is at the moment, as I write these words, although many of us perhaps find it makes us weary and lethargic. We are clearly not very accustomed to long periods of high temperatures....

    (Continued HERE)