Welcome to the churches of the West Buckingham Benefice

    Please note:

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunday worship is not going to be taking place in the West Bucks Benefice churches during February, Revd Paula is offering a Zoom service on Sunday mornings instead, starting at 10.30am.  If you would like to join her, please email westbucksrevd@gmail.com and she will send you the link, you can attend via a telephone link if you prefer, again email Paula and she will provide you with the information. 'Come along and give it a try.’

    Reverend Paula Smith



    Our parishes are:

    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Turweston

    Turweston St Mary photograph

    St Margaret of Scotland, Biddlesden

    St Augustine, Westbury

    St Augustine, Westbury photographST Margaret, Biddlesden photograph



    St Edward the Confessor, Shalstone

    St Edward, Shalstone photograph

    St Giles, Water Stratford

    St Giles Water Stratford photograph

    St Mary Magdalene, Tingewick

    St Mary Tingewick photograph

    Each parish has its own character, and each church is beautiful and unique. We hope that after looking at these pages, you will want to visit the churches, or contact us.


    If you have an enquiry, please contact Reverend Paula Smith on 01280 701631 or email her at westbucksrevd@gmail.com


    There are also FB pages for most of the parishes


    We are part of the Church Of England Diocese of Oxford, in the Buckingham Deanery.



    This benefice is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of children and people of all ages in our church community. 

    Each parish has a safeguarding policy and further information regarding safeguarding can be found on the following link: https://www.oxford.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

    if you have concerns please speak to one of our local safeguardng officers: 

    Margaret Tilley:  The Benefice safeguarding officer

    Revd Paula Smith: Rector West Buckingham Benefice - westbucksrevd@gmail.com   01280 701631

    Richard Woodley, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, richard.woodley@oxford.anglican.org  07391 868478


    You will find local events on the pages for each parish. Because of the small populations, we do some things together as a Benefice, eg Choir and Toddler Church. You can find the details of everything on the Calendar











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  • Have you looked at our Facebook pages? Most of the parishes have one, and there is a Messy Church Facebook group