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 August Newsletter|
It is good to be back! I had such a wonderfully creative and fruitful time during my three months sabbatical and I am deeply grateful to all those who made it possible, not least our superb churchwardens and our wonderful retired clergy who were so willing to help by taking Sunday services, weddings, baptisms and funerals. I should also mention my husband I think, who looked after dogs, chickens and parrot whilst I was gallivanting off to varying wonderful life giving places. Mind you, the dogs were a bit sniffy every time I reappeared; they do have a way of letting you know they are not impressed by your absence!
So what did I learn from these three months? What was I looking for in this time I was so generously given? Well firstly I realised how I normally functioned was not exactly a healthy way of living; it took me about six weeks to stop gulping my meals down at an alarming rate and it dawned on me that usually I exist in a state of permanent adrenalin high, ready to rush on to the next appointment or the next task at a moment’s notice. No wonder I suffer from chronic indigestion! I’m sure this resonates with many of you who I know lead very busy lives...........
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