The Benefice of Bitton, Syston & Warmley
Since 1980, Bitton has been part of a benefice of three parishes within the Deanery of Kingswood and South Gloucestershire. There is a shared ministry team between the three parishes. It is a slightly strange combination as geographically the parish only meets at one corner and to travel between Warmley and Bitton by road requires a journey through the parish of Oldland. This is perhaps one reason why, although many aspects of worship are shared, each parish has retained a level of independence.
Over the forty or so years in which the benefice has been in place, a community has developed and there has been some sharing of resources and endeavour. When there is a fifth Sunday in the month, the opportunity is taken of holding a benefice service of Holy Communion which rotates between the three parishes.