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 June Newsletter
Pauline is away for a few weeks, visiting her daughter who lives in New York. So, she invited me to write these ‘Rectors Notes’ in her absence; as I write Pauline is relaxing and sipping coffee somewhere in Brooklyn!! April was a very busy month for the church, following a time of reflection in Lent with the Easter celebrations, which is one of the high points of the liturgical year. This year our Lent project, separately in the 2 Parishes in Benefice, was to become more engaged with the local community. After much debate on how to reach out but not duplicate other ventures, we organised a tea designed to introduce different parts of the community who do not usually meet. It was very successful with the schools being engaged, in helping in the organisation, with the children designing and producing invitations and posters. A church team produce sandwiches and masses of cake. In the Deverills we had over 40 people, with a mix of members; from the congregation, a contingent from Longbridge House and a number of other residents from the villages. We were also joined by the Archdeaconry Rural Field Officer. It was a lovely event, many thanks to all who participated. At St Margaret’s, the Spring Lunch with Friends was also a great success and was much appreciated by guests and volunteers alike...
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