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 Knap, Hilperton, Wiltshire, BA14 7RJ

     Read 2018 Annual Report for Hilperton with Whaddon

  • Whaddon: St. Mary the Virgin, Whaddon, Wiltshire, BA14 6RN
  • Semington: St. George, Church Street, Semington, Wiltshire, BA14 6JS

     Read St George's Semington Annual Report 2018

  • Hilperton Marsh: St Mary Magdalen, Horse Road, Hilperton Marsh, Wiltshire, BA14 7PG

      Read 2018 Annual Report for Staverton with Hilperton Marsh

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.

Read Canalside Brochure for a summary of the services and activities taking place in the Benefice. Do print this out and share it with anyone you know who might need our support. Copies will soon be available in our churches.