On Monday 2nd April, we will once again be holding the annual Easter Monday walk around a large part of the Benefice, starting 9.30am, outside St. Margaret’s Church, Yatton Keynell. Lunch will be available at West Kington Church, usually homemade soup, rolls and delicious brownies, kindly provided and served by the ladies of the parish. Donations around £5.00 please.

The walk includes the villages and hamlets of Long Dean, Castle Combe, Nettleton, West Kington, Ford, Slaughterford and Biddestone. Approximately 13.5 miles, almost entirely on gentle footpaths through the woods and across fields. Also, age is no constraint … you can walk as little or as long as you wish, or, just join us for lunch.

This Easter walk first took place on a Saturday, April 6th 1991, entitled ‘The Great Six Parishes Easter Walk’. So this is our 27th year.

An ideal opportunity to explore the area and get to know neighbours from home and other villages, but be prepared for a little mud.

For more details, contact Mike King, 01249 782580

Sunday 4th March

Some alterations due to the bad weather
The 9.30am Service at Yatton Keynell will now be one of Morning Praise instead of Holy Communion
The 11.00am Service at Castle Combe is cancelled

Asst Area Dean


Due to unforeseen circumstances this Sunday’s service at West Kington is cancelled.

The service at Biddestone will now be a service of Morning Praise rather than Holy Communion.

Given the weather conditions, there may be other cancellations.

Stay safe and warm.

Prayer to use as the vacancy is filled.

We are pleased to announce that Reverend Marc Terry, Mission Priest at Aylesham, Adisham and Nonington has been appointed Rector Designate of the Bybrook Benefice. He will take up this appointment at a date to be announced in due course.

We invite you to use this prayer of thanks.

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that during the vacancy,
You have enabled this Benefice
to create connections and work together.

Lord Jesus,
Thank you that your plans for us are good as Marc comes to guide us.
Thank you for your blessing as we look forward to a new start as we continue:
To grow in faith, love one another, care for those in need,
reach out to others, and welcome newcomers.

Holy Spirit,
Thank you for guiding the right candidate, Marc, to us,
for giving us patience and strength
so that together we have discovered your way for the future
and will continue to see your kingdom grow in this Benefice.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We are pleased to announce that  Reverend Marc Terry, Mission Priest at Aylesham, Adisham and Nonington has been appointed Rector Designate of the Bybrook Benefice .
He will take up this appointment at a date to be announced in due course.