Stourdene Benefice is a group of six parishes which includes the villages of Ettington with Fulready, Pillerton Priors and Pillerton Hersey, Butlers Marston, Alderminster with Goldicote, Newbold-on-Stour with Armscote and Halford. It is set in glorious countryside, takes its name from the two rivers in our location and each community has its own character and characters!
Our beautiful church buildings are a resource to the people of God and to our communities. They are open every day (with the exception of Ettington, which will be open daily as soon as our project to adapt the building is completed.) Regular worshippers are a prayerful presence both within and outside our buildings, who seek to share the love of Jesus by serving the communities and inviting faith exploration. We are working hard at making the buildings more user-friendly and hospitable, with projects to put in toilets, kitchen facilities and a Benefice Resource Centre with meeting space.
We are always learning what it means to belong together and share as a team, as well as how we might be faithful, distinctive and effective in our local communities. Our pattern of worship, the care of our buildings and the activities we offer reflect the collaboration which is so much at the heart of how we want to work.