Rev Val and her dog Rolly

Jesus said " I came that they may have life and  have it abundantly."
John 10, 10.


Welcome from Rector Valerie Thorne and Rolly.

Ermin West Benefice is part of The Church of England in The Diocese of Gloucester. The Benefice consists of 7 parishes and 9 church buildings in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lying between Cirencester in the east and Gloucester in the west.  It is bounded in the north by the old Roman road the Ermin Way (today the A 417), which gives it name to the benefice, and stretches south towards Stroud.  

Each of our Parish Churches have been at the centre of our village communities for over a thousand years and we continue to seek to be living and breathing beacons of love and hope.  We hope you will find within our Church families the love and unconditional welcome of Jesus Christ.  Across the Benefice we offer a variety of worship opportuities and liturgical traditions reflecting the diversity and wishes of our worshipping communities.

We  have some wonderful historic buildings in many beautiful Cotswold villages and we are very proud of our heritage but first of all we are called to be the body of Christ.  The church is the body of people who meet to grow closer to God and each other that we might become the kind of people God calls us and made us to be. It is the discovery of what it means to be truly human.

This is an exciting journey and we would love to share it with you so whether you are on holiday, just moving in or have been here for years it would be a joy to meet you. My contact details are:

email:  rev.val@btinternet.com
Tel:        01285 821040

Address:  The Rectory
               Duntisbourne Leer
               GL7 7AS

Val Thorne

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