What's on at The Canalside Benefice

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This Week's Service

The Advent Sunday all age service is available to watch online by clicking 


To see all our previous services, please click https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS6_E8D47JK0aDFP89UvBrQ

You can also join in worship via Zoom on Wednesdays at 10.00am.

Click on Resources for adults to use at home for details.




Thank you to everyone who sponsored John on his walk. He is delighted with the total raised, which was nearly £1000 at the last count. It's not too late to sponor him, which you can do via one of the following methods:

 • BACS payment: Hilperton PCC / 30-98-75 / 00319535 (state SPONSORWALK in the transaction)

• Give a Little website: use this link

https://givealittle.co/campaigns (...)

• PayPal: Log on to your PayPal account and donate to


• Cash/Cheque

Pop it into an envelope marked SPONSORED WALK and drop it into the Rectory-
22 Warren Road, Staverton BA14 7QU Cheques should be made payable to Hilperton PCC

Contact: Michael Gamble 07795400262 canalsideoffice@gmail.com 



 Our churches are open for private prayer as follows:

St Michael's, The Knap, Hilperton   10.00 -12.00 on Thursdays

St George's Semington                   14.00 - 15.30 on Wednesdays

Click on Coronavirus Pandemic response for up to date information and more details about the position regarding the reopening of our churches for public worship, Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, and our financial situation.

Link to Hope Shoe boxes 

The picture below shows the 42 shoeboxes ready to be despatched from Canalside Benefice to Eastern Europe, including eight from Staverton School.

Thank you very much for your generosity and support for this worthy charity. Those who receive them will be blessed by what has been sent with love in the boxes.

Thanks too for monies contributed towards the cost of getting them to their destinations.

Thank you all once again.                 

                                            Link to Hope


Dealing with The Coronavirus pandemic

Click Resources for adults to use at home and Resources for families to use at home which have ideas for all ages.

For health information and advice click 


For the Church of England's statement click

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre (...)


Click here to read the Canalside News


For a more advanced view of our events, please see our online calendar. We also provide a printable version (.pdf) containing events for the month and other useful information.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 9th December
Church open for Private Prayer 2:00pm-3:30pm, St George's Church Semington
Thursday 10th December
Morning Prayer for Semington 9:15am, Via Zoom
Via Zoom. Contact Rev John or Rev Joy for the code
Church open for Private Prayer 10:00am-12:00pm, St Michael's The Knap Hilperton
Sunday 13th December
Online Carol Service available to watch via YouTube
Advent Communion 10:00am, St Michael's The Knap Hilperton
Booking Essential
BCP Advent Communion 3:00pm, St Mary the Virgin Whaddon
Booking Essential

For Your Diary

Sunday 6th December
Advent Communion Online
Monday 7th December
Tuesday 8th December
Morning Prayer for Hilperton/Staverton 9:30am, Via Zoom
Via Zoom. Contact Rev John or Rev Joy for the code
Online Fellowship Group 7:30pm, Via Zoom
Contact Marilyn Stubbs for the Zoom Code
Wednesday 9th December
Holy Communion via Zoom 10:00am, Via Zoom
See Home page for Zoom code to join in from your own home