Welcome to the Upper Wylye Valley Team
Growing in the Love of God
Welcome to the Upper Wylye Valley Team made up of ten churches along the beautiful Wyle River in Wiltshire. We hope this website will give you a taste of life in the Upper Wylye Valley where we live out our calling to grow in the love of God through hope, prayer and service. We come together regularly to worship God and enjoy one another’s company with a wide variety of events. Please do take a look at the calendar to see our regular services and opportunities to meet together, and please do explore the weekly Pew News (in the drop-down section under the ‘Worship’ tab). If you would like to delve further into the life of our team of parishes, then please do take a look at our monthly publication, the Parish News (in the drop-down section of the ‘Team’ tab).
With such a variety of worship and events there is something for everyone, so why not pop along and join us as we journey in our faith, encountering God and serving all God’s beloved children.
Thank you for exploring our website, whoever you are, and where ever you live, may “the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:13).
Message from The Rt Revd Dr Andrew Rumsey - Bishop of Ramsey
From St Peter's Church, Codford
From St Leonard's Church, Sutton Veny
We all know that we are recovering from extraordinary times. Every aspect of our lives has been impacted, and our churches, the focal point in many of our villages, are no exception. The last 18 months has seen an unprecedented interruption to our church services and all fund-raising activities that are such a part of our community life, offering the opportunity to meet and chat with one another.
We have been deprived of such cheerful events for all these months and as we begin to look forward to a sense of normal life returning, there are some lasting effects that we are now having to face. Income from our services and fundraising events have plummeted and this directly impacts our ability to pay our parish share. With churches not being able to pay their full parish share, this is having a direct and much longer lasting effect on Diocesan finances.
The Parishes of the Upper Wylye Valley Team 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 Policy can be downloaded here.
If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Team Safeguarding Officer, Our Parish safeguarding officers are: Trudy Hobson 01985 840081 and Sue Bray 01985 850702.
Alternatively, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on firstname.lastname@example.org