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).
Collective Worship for Pentecost with a story from Bob Hartman's Rhyming Bible
Have you been told that you need to self-isolate? Do you need some support?
Over the coming weeks, many in our communities will be advised to take the precautionary measure of self-isolation. Following our calling to love and care for one another, members of the Upper Wylye Valley Team will be available to help in any way that we can.
We have many generous offers of help from around all our villages, so do let us know what it is that you need: shopping, medicines or any other service and we will do our best to help you. Please expect to give your name, address, telephone number and you will be called back by a member of the church who will help you get what you need. Your personal details will not be used for any other purpose other than to provide this essential service.
A huge factor of going into isolation will be loneliness. Please do not feel that you are alone. We are here and will gladly spend time on the phone chatting with you.
We are not trying to provide an alternative to the NHS or Social Care, we are simply the Church in each of our villages looking out for and supporting each other through difficult months ahead.
If you would like a chat, prayers, spiritual, pastoral or practical support and help, please do call someone from the numbers HERE
Christ tells us: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34).
Please do look out for one another and please do call anyone of us above.
If you are feeling unwell, Please do follow all government and NHS guidelines. Do not visit the doctor or hospital. There’s also lots of advice online on how we can protect ourselves at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
If you need any advice and support on matters such as benefit claims and problems, form filling, communication with government bodies and in some cases personal representation, the Cornerstone Community Support Centre can help.
Prayer Diary during Coronavirus 2020
The Ministry Team of the Upper Wylye Valley will be praying for all who live, work and visit our parishes.
We will be following a prayer diary for this period, holding prayers on certain days of the week for each of our parishes. Through joining together in prayer, we are all connected and are all part of the communion of saints. Through prayer we know that we do not stand alone, but have the support of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and the strength and courage of God to endure the difficult months ahead.
If you would like to join us in praying in your own homes for our communities, please do follow the prayer diary below.
We are urged throughout the New Testament to pray for one another, and Paul in his first letter to Timothy tells us: "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone" (1 Timothy 2:1). Paul is clearly teaching us that we are to pray for one another. As your ministry team, we always have this close to our hearts. It is a privilege that we are able to follow Christ's call and make praying for you a priority in our daily lives.
If you would like to join the Church for daily services please do visit the Church of England website at:
From this link you will find services of Daily Prayer which are available in both contemporary and traditional forms and for all times of day.
The Church of England has crafted two simple acts of worship, particularly geared to those who are isolated or housebound, or who are unable to attend church. For these acts of worship please do click on the link below:
If you would like to have prayers said or have an opportunity to pray with someone, please do not hesitate to contact any of the ministry team whose contacts can be found on the Upper Wylye Valley Team website https://upperwylyevalleyteam.com/
With our continued prayers
Rev Trudy Hobson, Team Rector, and the Ministry Team of the Upper Wylye Valley
Weʼre raising £1,000 to help the needy in the Upper Wylye Valley area during the Coronavirus epidemic
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: Sue Bray 01985 850702 and Jayne Buckles 01985 851176