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.
Pauline's March Newsletter
The unfolding seasons of the year are one of the great joys of living in this country I think and similarly I really enjoying the unfolding of the church’s year, a year whose colours and themes echo and embrace the earth’s seasons.
On the 1st day of March we begin the solemn six-week season of Lent with a service of penitence and ashing on Ash Wednesday. I don’t think the word ‘penitence’ features very heavily in our collective vocabulary these days does it, but whether you believe in God or not there is something incredibly powerful and cathartic about acknowledging our past failings in ritual action, and committing ourselves to a given time of deeper attention and reflection.