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Welcome to the Bernwode Benefice.

The Bernwode Benefice draws together Christians from the seven parishes of Ashendon, Boarstall, Brill, Chilton, Dorton, Ludgershall and Wotton Underwood, in the hilly area of Aylesbury Vale, to worship following the Anglican form of worship. We are a lively community of men, women and children working together to grow in our Christian faith and to show God’s love in our communities.

We have a variety of activities for everyone:

  • Our church services cover everything from the more formal services, in traditional or modern language, to our weekly informal Encounter services
  • Our home groups meet regularly throughout the year to share the Christian journey and to read the Bible together
  • Live Wires is for children up to the age of 11 years old
  • and don't forget other activities such as the bellringers or the choir who add their music to our worship

Our ministry team comprises Priscilla Slusar, Rector, and Jenny Edmans, Associate Minister, who lead and guide our benefice.   They'll welcome you if you want to talk to them about anything:  personal (for example, about a baptism, wedding or funeral or something personal or spiritual) or something around the benefice (for example, services, home groups, etc) or just to talk.  

For more general matters, please contact our Benefice Administrator, Lisa Lambert at admin@bernwodebenefice.com or at 07494 89772 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

For matters concerning a specific parish (such as events, the registers, etc) please contact the appropriate churchwarden in the first instance (see who's who) or feel free to contact us.

Find out what is going on in the area and take a look at the parish pages.


Christmas Services in the Benefice  

Carol & Christingle services

Sunday 17th December
Ashendon  Carol & Christingle Service at 4pm
Brill  Carol Service at 6pm
Dorton  Carol & Christingle Service at 4pm
Ludgershall  Carol Service at 6pm

Christmas Eve

Ludgershall 

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Rector’s Ramblings

A few weeks ago Jenny and I attended an event at Sandown Racecourse. No, we were not having a flutter on the horses; it was a Christian Resources Exhibition. We were able to view a number of stalls selling books, stationery items, and worship artefacts that could be used to support our ministry in the benefice. Needless to say, I purchased far too many things, especially books, which is one of my weaknesses. While we were there we also had the... Read more...

The next week...

Sunday, 17th December

Ashendon
4.00 pm

Carol service with Christingle

Brill
10.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

Brill
6.00 pm

Carol service

Dorton
4.00 pm

Carol service with Christingle

Ludgershall
6.00 pm

Carol service

Sunday, 24th December

Christmas Eve

Boarstall
6.00 pm

Carol service

Brill
4.00 pm

Crib Service

Brill
11.30 pm

Midnight Holy Communion (CW)

Ludgershall
4.00 pm

Crib Service

Ludgershall
11.30 pm

Midnight Holy Communion (CW)

Wotton
6.00 pm

Carol service

Monday, 25th December

Christmas Day

Ashendon
9.15 am

Holy Communion (CW)

Boarstall
8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

Brill
10.30 am

Holy Communion (CW)

Chilton
10.30 am

Holy Communion (CW)

Dorton
9.15 am

Holy Communion (CW)

Ludgershall
10.00 am

Morning prayer

Wotton
10.00 am

Morning prayer