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
Letter from Bishop Karen 16th March
Thank you for all you are continuing to do for the people of Ukraine as we pray, speak out and act. Two national resources have been issued in the recent days to help churches and individuals to respond:
Church of England Tool kit: toolkit
Safeguarding Guidance: Homes for Ukraine | The Church of England
As a point of contact for each of the episcopal areas, Archdeacon Alan is acting for the Ramsbury area, and Archdeacon Penny for the Sherborne area. Both are liaising with the local authorities about responses to the crisis. Please do inform us of any local events and needs or ask Penny or Alan if you need advice.
Finally, on Sunday evening there will be a short online prayer event bringing the churches together in the South West. Please join if you are able.
Further resources relating to the Ukraine crisis can be found here.
Corsley St.Margaret's Church is open daily between 10am and 3pm for private prayer and we are of course praying for Ukraine in our Sunday Services.
The churches in Kingston, Brixton and Horningsham are now routinely opened every day and therefore are accessible for private prayer.
Churches now open for services
Please refer to the Services page for the calendar of services
Getting married is a joyful occasion and we would love to welcome you to one of our churches for your big day. If you are interested in getting married in one of the churches in our benefice please do contact our Wedding Coordinator. More information can be found on the Weddings Page.
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.
'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.