Welcome

Welcome to the website for the By Brook Benefice, part of the Chippenham Deanery in the Diocese of Bristol.

We are a group of 9 rural parishes based around the villages of Biddestone, Castle Combe, Grittleton, Littleton Drew, Nettleton & Burton, North Wraxall, Slaughterford, West Kington and Yatton Keynell, alongside a number of smaller hamlets.

We believe that the church is an important part of the local community, but that we are also called to be a part of the wider world.  If you are local and would like to find out more about the churches here, then we would love to meet you or to hear from you, and we hope that this website will be a place where you can find information and encouragement for everyday life.  Some of our churches are popular with tourists and visitors and so many of them are open during the day to welcome you either for a visit or as a place of prayer and worship.  

Across the group we offer a variety of styles of worship ranging from traditional Book of Common Prayer, and Common Worship services to Taize and informal family services.  The details of these can be found on our web pages, as can news, information and pictures of each of our churches.  If there is anything you can’t find here, then please ask, using the Contact Us link.

The monthly By Brook News brings together news and information from across the parishes making up the By Brook Benefice, and provides a full calendar of services in the Benefice.

We hope you will feel welcome, whether you are just visiting this site, or thinking about visiting or joining one of our church communities.  All are welcome regardless of age, background, or denomination for we believe in a welcoming God.


Rev Jonathan Philpott