The Benefice of St. Bartholomew

Welcome to the website for the Benefice of St Bartholomew

The Benefice of St Bartholomew covers almost 30 square miles in the south west corner of Wiltshire. The Benefice is located in the Diocese of Salisbury and includes the following Church of England parishes: Donhead St Mary with Charlton, Donhead St Andrew, East Knoyle, Semley and Sedgehill.

Most of the Benefice lies within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its exceptional landscapes and superb scenery.

This website will tell you about our six Churches: St. John the Baptist Church in Charlton, St. Andrew's Church in Donhead St. Andrew, St Mary's Church in Donhead St. Mary, St. Mary's Church in East Knoyle, St. Catherine's Church in Sedgehill and St Leonard's Church in Semley.

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*** IMPORTANT - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ***

Latest COVID Update As from Holy Week, we shall be having services in church. We shall continue to Zoom at least one service per Sunday for those unable or unwilling to attend in person.
Some of our churches will continue to be open for private prayer on certain days of the week. Further information is shown below.

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