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.
|Robert's May Newsletter|
Whilst Pauline takes part in a three month sabbatical I have been invited to write these ‘Rectors Notes’; as I write Pauline is spending time at the Franciscan Community at Hillfield, we wish her a profitable and prayerful time reflecting.
But, what a wet, dreak and dreary Easter holiday, so much rain and gloom. However, I hope like me you managed to find some sunshine. We celebrated Easter Day with some panache, Bishop Edward Condry taking the service at Kinston Deverill, followed by some celebratory Prosecco and Pauline’s cakes. It was very encouraging to have the church absolutely full to overflowing. Bishop Ed has been a good friend and supporter of our Benefice over the past 5 years, joining us on many occasions. In his sermon he remembered with affection the Benefice Lent Walk that he joined, which started in Chapmanslade and we then walked to all our 7 churches ending in Longbridge. There was also another lent walk through the valley and the ‘starry’ night he spent in a shepherds hut on the downs. We wish him and Sarah well in his retirement and a safe move. The other highlight, on the best sunny day over Easter I managed an outing with two grandchildren to Peppa Pig land and was rewarded by seeing their joy and excitement in the sunshine.......
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