Services in the Benefice of Cley Hill Villages

Dear Friends,

Unfortunately, because of Coronavirus our church buildings are closed at the moment but as a church we continue in prayer and worship and in serving our communities. The Church of England has all the services on its website plus some wonderful prayers with regard to the situation we find ourselves in. If you cannot access the internet, please let me know.

It is also possible to join our clergy in the Benefice online via Zoom for a short service each Sunday morning, if you would like details please contact me.  There is also a wonderful opportunity to participate in the recorded Sunday service at the cathedral at 10.30am. It would be good to collectively worship in this way; I will be participating in this every Sunday should you wish to join in. Do look at the cathedral website to access this, there are also lots of resources and helpful reflections there too.  I will also be sending out reflections on the weekly readings by email, if you would like to receive these and do not already, again please contact me. If you cannot access the internet do let me know and I will post them to you.

The Financial impact on our church is obviously going to be huge with the cessation of our services in church. It would be wonderful if we could put aside the donations, we were intending to make each week, or perhaps set up a standing order every month, if you have not already done so. The treasurer for the Deverills & Horningsham, Robert Steptoe 01985 841396, or the administrator for Corsley & Chapmanslade, Marion Muston 01373 839026 or 832755, would be very pleased to speak to you.

Even though we cannot meet together to worship at the moment we can still be a community of faith, praying together, loving our neighbours, serving our communities and keeping our prayer and spiritual lives alight in these difficult times. Here is a prayer from the Church of England website.

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Rev Pauline Reid

Tel: 841290 /