Welcome to the information for the Fromeside Benefice, part of the Kingswood & South Gloucestershire Deanery in the Diocese of Bristol.
We are a group of four semi-rural parishes based around the villages of Frampton Cotterell, Iron Acton, Winterbourne and Winterbourne Down.
The four churches that make up the Benefice are:
- All Saints' Church, Winterbourne Down
- St James the Less, Iron Acton
- St Michael's, Winterbourne
- St Peter's, Frampton Cotterell
We believe that the church is an important part of the local community, but that we are also called to be a part of the wider world. If you are local and would like to find out more about the churches here, then we would love to meet you or to hear from you, and we hope that this website will be a place where you can find information and encouragement for everyday life. Some of our churches are popular with tourists and visitors so we welcome you either for a visit or as a place of prayer and worship.
Across the Benefice we offer a variety of styles of worship ranging from traditional Book of Common Prayer, and Common Worship services to Celtic and informal family services. We believe that worship should be for everyone, and so provision is made in most of our churches with a Sunday School. The details of these can be found on our web pages, as can news, information and pictures of each of our churches. If there is anything you can’t find here, then please ask, using the Contact Us link.
We hope you will feel welcome, whether you are just visiting this site, or thinking about visiting or joining one of our church communities. All are welcome regardless of age, background, or denomination for we believe in a welcoming God.
- Church Road
- Frampton Cotterell
- South Glos
- BS36 2AB