The Benefice

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

There are two parishes: Hilperton and Staverton and Semington, with four churches.

Hilperton and Staverton Parish: 

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

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 team of clergy, Licensed Lay Ministers, Lay Pastoral Assistants and Lay Worship Leaders and values the vital contribution of every Church member in achieving this.