• calstone

  • cherhill

  • compton bassett

  • heddington

  • yatesbury

Our Mission

Our mission is to:
  • Be a warm, friendly, welcoming and inclusive Benefice of Churches for all individuals, all with a common purpose: growing our spiritual lives in the service of God’s will;
  • Be faithful in worship as a church family and aspire to be more dynamic, innovative and outgoing within our churches and communities;
  • Move forward through fellowship, training, teaching and the development of pastoral care;
  • Bring Christ’s reconciliation, blessings and message to every part of our existing and growing communities by the witness of our daily lives and the warmth of our support for others, especially those that are suffering, lonely or lost.

Who We Are

Rev. Matthew Earwicker


Call: 01249 821329

Rev. Linda Dytham

Associate Priest

Call: 01380 859571

Mrs. Pam Evans

Lay Minister

Call: 01249 760328

Lorraine Mackie


Call: 01380 850789




We provide, for all who have a need, all the services that we feel you may want. At the churches in the benefice, schools, and in the community. Come and talk to us, we are here for those in need.


Holy Communion at our services and also at home for those too ill to attend. We also offer confirmation classes for those wishing to partake in this wonderful service.

Family Service

Our Sunday Services are lively and vibrant, with contemporary worship and a challenging message. You are assured to receive a warm welcome when you arrive at our churches.


The moment when a couple face each other and promise to spend the rest of their lives together is a joyful event and it is our desire to make your special day very special.


You can have your marriage blessed in church, if you were unable to have a full wedding in church. It can be a way of ensuring more family and friends can celebrate the marriage.


During a christening your child will be baptized with water. It’s the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family.


A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend their soul into God's keeping.

Our Statistics

Our Benefice is part of the Diocese of Salisbury



Team Members


Population of the Benefice


Here for you hours per year


Our Blogs

Oldbury harvest festival
Matts Christmas Message

At our services, you will probably have been challenged to work towards peace, healing and justice for all. It seems that is the only suitable response to the suffering around us …

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November Blog
Matt's November Message

If harvest is a time for being thankful, November is the month for remembering. The month starts with the twin celebrations of All Saints (All Hallows) and All Souls, .....

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Oldbury Benefice
A Special Service at Heddington

The pain of separation from those who have died lasts many years. It is often a pain that is very personal, and which we cannot easily share. On Sunday 4th November at 4pm …

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Matt's Blog
The Blog of Reverend Matt

Here you can read my blog which contains my regular monthly items in The Villages magazine, together with other things I would like to share with you. …

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We want our churches to be welcoming and safe. We therefore wholeheartedly embrace the Church of England's Promoting a Safer Church policy and take our responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and work in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.
Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns

you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Lorraine Mackie, on 01380 850789 (a new mobile phone is being sourced and this number will be updated when we have it) or email safeguarding@oldburybenefice.org.uk.
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org.
Further numbers you may find helpful:
  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
  • NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helplin: 0808 2000 247
  • Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

Get in Touch

Get in touch with us here! In most matters please contact the Benefice administrater first. Her details are below. However if your contact is more urgent or private in nature then we show the contact details of our Benefice team below as well.

Benefice Contacts

Rector Rev Matthew Earwicker 01249 821329
Associate Priest Rev. Linda Dytham 01380 859571
Lay Minister Mrs. Pam Evans 01249 760328
Administrator Lorraine Mackie 01380 850789
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