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.

Memorial service for Prince Philip

The Benefice will hold a livestream service in memory of Prince Philip at 6pm on Friday 16th April.  Please do join us if you can.

Please use the usual Zoom joining details.

Revd Gemma Beesley appointed to the Benefice.

The Patrons of the Bernwode Benefice, the Bishop of Oxford, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher and the Church Pastoral Aid Society are pleased to announce that the Revd Gemma Beesley has been offered and formally accepted the post of Rector.  Gemma is currently finishing her curacy in the parish of Cowley.  Gemma is married to Jason and we look forward to welcoming them to the Benefice

The installation will be in July.

Benefice live-stream service

Please join Jenny and Peter for a short service of Compline

Each Sunday at 6pm.

For more information, click here.

The Benefice in a few words

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
  • Friday Club is an after schools activity group held every Friday in term-time.
  • The choir add their music to worship once a month and at festivals
  • and don't forget other activities such as the coffee morning for a social gathering or the bell ringers providing a music summons to worship.

During the vacancy Jenny Edmans, Associate Minister, will be taking pastoral charge of the Benefice.   Please feel free  if you want to talk to ger 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.

The next week...

Friday, 16th April

Benefice internet service
6.00 pm

Memorial service for Prince Philip

Sunday, 18th April

9.00 am

Holy Communion (CW)

10.30 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

11.15 am

Family Service

4.00 pm

All age Holy Communion

Benefice internet service
6.00 pm

Live-stream benefice service of compline