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Trudy’s Farewell

Some pictures from the farewell event for our our priest – Rev Trudy Hobson. More to follow shortly.

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How to make a Palm Cross

Instructions on how to make a Palm Cross is here.

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Answering the call to help Ukrainian refugees

Churches across the country answered the call to help Ukraine and the many refugees fleeing their homes. The churches in the Upper Wylye Valley Team quickly answered the call with some churches raising much needed funds during their Sunday services. St Peter and St Paul church in Heytesbury became a central collection point for donations…

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The East Window of All Saints, Norton Bavant

The East Window of All Saints, Norton Bavant was commissioned in memory of Lucy Harriet Fane.  The inscription reads “To the glory of GOD! And in memory of Lucy Harriet Fane daughter of John Benet Esq of this place; heiress of Boyton, Norton and Pythouse, erected by her children.” The Benett family, who started out…

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Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II accession to the throne

At our Cafe Church on Sunday 6th Feb 2022, families joined together to praise God for the accession of Queen Elizabeth II. As part of our worship, we made crowns and flags to remember the day in 1952 that Princess Elizabeth became our Queen. Join us as we pray for our Queen Almighty God, the…

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Ring Out for Climate Change

Mr Gildea, who suggested the idea that church bells should be rung on Saturday, October 30th, the eve of the start of COP26 remarked ” It’s an historic function of church bells to send a warning, because they used to be the best form of communication we had”. They were the loudest noise that might…

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New Community Cafe in Sutton Veny

November brought a new ‘Meet your Neighbours’ event offering opportunities for people of all ages to come together to chat, laugh and eat cake. The Community Café in Sutton Veny Church is still evolving as we continue to work out what format and timing best suits most people. Currently we are offering a monthly Community Café…

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The Organ of Knook – An Adventure

One day in early 1965, Lord Heytesbury asked me to have a look at the organ in Heytesbury Congregational Church, which stood on his land at the top of Chapel Road.  The Victorian building was due to be demolished, and he wondered if the organ was worth saving. The chapel had closed in the 1950s…

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Inspiring visit from Rev Hilary Bond sharing ways we can all join in with ‘Gentle activism’

In parish life there are some words we say that people are uncomfortable hearing. Words such as ‘activism’ usually results in hearers suddenly finding something very interesting on the floor to look at, and garners all sorts of images in their minds. Earlier in the month we held a service for Environment Sunday inviting as…

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We’re going on a bug hunt…..

In 1993, Jane and Shirley undertook a flower and bug survey of the churchyard in St Augustine’s, Upton Lovell. As we strive for our silver Eco Church award, we realised that it was time we did another survey to see how bugs and flowers are faring 28 years on. The national ‘Count on Nature’ gave…

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