Welcome

Welcome to the Benefice of Bratton, Edington and Imber, Coulston and Erlestoke.

My name is Andrew and I'm the Rector of this Church of England benefice. Together with all those who worship in the four churches of the benefice I look forward to welcoming you and getting to know you. You can find out more about me and other people in the benefice on our People page.

Coronavirus Provisions

Services are suspended in church until 14th March.

Until then we are holding an On-line Service every Sunday at 10am.

Our churches are open for private prayer.

Please observe the procedures posted in each church to ensure that all who use the church are protected as far as possible.

The latest information can be found on the Church of England website below.

Revision of the Electoral Roll

The Electoral Roll for each of our parishes is being revised at this time.
Applications for new members close towards the end of March - see Details.
Please click below for more information.


About Us

The Benefice comprises the four parishes of Bratton, Edington with Imber, Coulston and Erlestoke. The villages run west to east along the B3098 between Warminster and Devizes in North-West Wiltshire.  (We use the acronym BECIE - which we pronounce "Becky".)

About nine services are held in Bratton each month, either in the church of St. James the Great, or in the Church Institute, seven are held in Edington Priory Church, two in St. Thomas à Becket, Coulston and one in The Church of the Holy Saviour, Erlestoke.


Events

Each of the four churches is at the centre of community life and there is always lots going on, including fairs, concerts, workshops, book-swaps, lunches, study groups etc.


Worship

Across the Benefice we hold a wide variety of services to suit everyone, from traditional Holy Communion services to Café Church and many others in between.

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