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.

Rector’s Ramblings

The seasons of the church year are identified by name and colour; we begin December with the season of Advent and the colour purple and we move into The Christmas season which is signified by the colour white. These colours are evident in the Altar frontal in church and the colour of the clergy robes or vestments. Colours have special symbolism in cultures around the world and often arouse particular emotions.

Advent is a time of self-... Read more...

The next week...

Sunday, 23rd December

Ashendon
4.00 pm

Carol service with Christingle

Brill
11.15 am

Informal Worship

Ludgershall
6.00 pm

Carol service

Wotton
6.00 pm

Carol service

Monday, 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

Wotton
11.30 pm

Midnight Holy Communion (CW)

Tuesday, 25th December

Christmas Day

Ashendon
9.30 am

Christmas Holy Communion (CW)

Boarstall
8.00 am

Christmas Holy Communion (BCP)

Brill
10.30 am

Christmas Holy Communion (CW)

Chilton
10.30 am

Christmas Holy Communion (CW)

Dorton
9.15 am

Christmas Holy Communion (CW)

Ludgershall
9.15 am

Christmas Holy Communion (CW)

Wotton
10.00 am

Christmas Day Service