The Benefice

The Benefice borders the Kennet & Avon Canal between Trowbridge and Melksham in the Diocese of Salisbury.

There are three parishes: Hilperton with Whaddon, Semington and Staverton with Hilperton Marsh with four churches at:

  • Hilperton: St. Michael and All Angels, The Knapp, Hilperton, Wiltshire, BA14 7RJ
  • Whaddon: St. Mary the Virgin, Whaddon, Wiltshire, BA14 6RN
  • Semington: St. George, Church Street, Semington, Wiltshire, BA14 6JS
  • Hilperton Marsh: St Mary, Magdalen, Horse Road, Hilperton Marsh, Wiltshire, BA14 7PG

In the Benefice there is a strong commitment to develop and celebrate the concept of ‘every member ministry' - recognising that each one of us has gifts to share and that what we say and do with all we meet speaks of our faith. The Rector works with an active group of retired clergy, Licensed Lay Ministers, Lay Pastoral Assistants and a Lay Worship Leader and values the vital contribution of every Church member in achieving this.