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 St George's 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 Marsh: St Mary Magdalen, Horse Road, Hilperton Marsh, Wiltshire, BA14 7PG

      Read 2019 Annual report Hilperton and Staverton    

  •   Semington: St. George, Church Street, Semington, Wiltshire, BA14 6JS  

        Read 2019 Annual report St George's Semington 


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.

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.