Welcome to the Cley Hill Churches, a benefice of 2 parishes made up of 7 churches situated close to the ancient Hill Fort of Cley Hill and the town of Warminster in West Wiltshire . On our journey of faith we are learning together what it means to serve our communities and to live out God’s call for us to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and all your strength and to love your neighbour as yourself. ‘ It’s an exciting, challenging journey and we would love you to come and see what it’s all about. Whoever you are, and for whatever reason you are reading these words, may God bless you, surround you with his love, and bring you peace.
|Di's July Newsletter|
As I write this letter July is fast approaching and we will all be delighted to welcome Pauline back into the fold on the 1st July from her three months sabbatical.
During the past three months our Parish Churches have continued to be active, welcoming new families through Baptism, young couples through the celebrations of their weddings and by supporting families in the testing times of funeral services. Alongside all of this our weekly services have continued to run with the help and assistance of clergy throughout the parish and the deanery. So, despite the fact that we are told that our rural churches are struggling to survive there seems to be plenty of life and activity here in our Benefice even though sadly, our weekly church numbers do not always reflect this.
The pressures of family life today and weekend family commitments are the main reasons we hear which make it difficult for families to attend the Sunday service. But, as many of you will be aware, church is not confined to just a Sunday service.........
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