to the Cley Hill Churches, a benefice of 2 parishes made up of 6
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.
Rev Pauline Reid, Rector and Rural Dean
Obviously we are unable to hold our usual service of ashing this year.
Rather than set up our own Zoom Ash Wednesday service I thought it would be better to join in with the service from Salisbury cathedral which will be live streamed at 5.30pm, here is the link: https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/live
The service sheet for the service can be downloaded here: Service Sheet
I can appreciate that not everyone enjoys worshiping in this way, and that some cannot as they have no access to a reliable internet signal, so you can also download a very simple Ash Wednesday liturgy for use at home for here: Ash Wednesday Liturgy. It is purposely short and simple so that it can be used prayerfully and reflectively really focusing on the meaning of the words and actions. At the end of the service I have included a copy of a reflection from the Dean of the cathedral which is at present on the front page of the diocesan website; I thought his words were very profound and enlightening, do read this if you can.
I will be sending out some material to use for a Lent course later in the week. If you would like to join in you are very welcome to do so in any way you wish, either by looking at the material quietly at home, or joining in with the short Zoom sessions every Thursday throughout Lent at 2pm starting on February 25th. The course book is called ‘The Mystery of Everything’ and is based around the film ‘The theory of Everything’. I want to keep things simple as I don’t think many of us have the energy to delve into something really challenging, but I hope it will make us think at the very least.
Hello everyone - today I listened to the resources that are free using this phone line from the Church of England, I was really impressed by the content. - A word from Archbishop Justin Welby if you select *, a hymn reflection on 1, some hymns to listen to or join in with on 2, some guided armchair exercises on 3, a reflection on a particular subject on 4, the weekly Church of England service on 6, Morning and Evening prayers on 7, and Mother’s Union midday prayers on 9. I do encourage you to listen in - choose what will be helpful for you- the resources are updated regularly.
Understanding the Ten Commandments with Canon J John
Wednesday evenings on Zoom 8pm - 9pm beginning Wednesday 20th January and counting backwards! We start with the Tenth Commandment, all are welcome to 'Zoom in' - contact Revd Gay on 01373 832490 for a link.
SERVICES DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
During the national lockdown all services are via Zoom. Details can be found on the Services page.
'Worship in the Cley Hill Benefice' Facebook page
This is a private Facebook group for local worship, which can be seen publicly but only members can access the comments, people will need to request to join the group via this Facebook link. Revd. Gay takes Morning Prayer at 9am on Tuesdays and Evening Prayer at 5pm on Thursdays within the group.
Maridi South Sudan Appeal
The Justgiving page is now closed. We have raised over £520 for the appeal. Thank you to everyone who has donated. If you still wish to make a donation, you can do so at anytime. Please send your donation to our treasurer - Graham Connellan at Old Smithy Cottage, Norton Bavant, Warminster, BA12 0EW - cheques payable to "The PCC of Norton Bavant" with a covering note indicating the money is for Maridi. For BACS transfer, please contact Graham.
The churches of the Cley Hill Benefice take their responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.
Our Parish Safeguarding Policies can be downloaded here
If you have any Safeguarding
questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Revd
Pauline Reid on 01985 841290 or click here to email.
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email.