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.

Holy Week in the Benefice

Palm Sunday
25th March

Ashendon  4 pm  All Age Worship
Brill  11.15 am  Informal Worship
Ludgershall  10 am  Holy Communion (CW)
Wotton  9 am  Holy Communion (BCP)


Rector’s Ramblings

At this time of year many people enjoy a holiday in the sun to try and boost their spirits amidst the gloom of winter. In the past John and I have enjoyed winter holidays in Madeira or Tunisia; this year it was a week in a cottage on a farm near Plymouth! We decided to visit Plymouth because our nephew lives there; he had just bought a flat and we wanted to catch up on his news and see his new home. Just as we had booked the cottage he announced... Read more...

The next week...

Sunday, 25th March

Palm Sunday

4.00 pm

All Age Service

11.15 am

Informal Worship

10.00 am

Holy Communion (CW)

9.00 am

Morning Prayer (BCP)

Thursday, 29th March

7.00 pm

Holy Communion followed by Lamb Supper

Friday, 30th March

9.30 am

Easter Crafts

in the URC
10.30 am

All Age Worship

12.00 pm

Devotional Service for Good Friday