Welcome to the Upper Valley Wylye Valley Team
Growing in the Love of God
This website gives a broad overview of life in the Upper Wylye Valley, an insight into the various groups of people who contribute to the myriad activities that take place here and, we hope, a glimpse of not only what happens but of where the challenges remain and where the gaps can be filled. It is a beautiful part of rural England, dormant in mid-winter but ready to burgeon as the snowdrops and aconites emerge to give us hope that Spring is coming. Early daffodils in sheltered spots confirm that promise. The website itself is dynamic in that it is always 'work in progress'; it is updated periodically but sometimes articles or activities that seem to have 'passed their sell-by date' remain because they can be seen as an example rather than just an advertisement. For those seeking a pot-pourri of happenings, occurrences and events, may we point you to the Upper Wylye Parish News for current items and to its archive for previous ones. Whatever your interest, we welcome you to this site and hope you find what you are looking for.
The Vacancy - and where we are in the process
Sunday 31st March 2019
We are delighted to pass on the following announcement received from the Archdeacon of Sarum on behalf of the Bishop of Ramsbury:
Following the interviews last week, the Bishop of Ramsbury has invited the Revd Trudy Hobson to be the Priest in Charge, and Trudy has enthusiastically accepted the offer. This is subject to the usual statutory checks.
Trudy is currently the Curate in the United Benefice of Brigg, Wrawby, Cadney-cum-Howsham with Bonby and Worlaby in the Diocese of Lincoln.
We hope that a date for the licensing service can be agreed around the end of June or early July. Please continue to pray for the ministry team, and Church Wardens, and also for Trudy as she prepares to leave her parishes and move to Wiltshire.
There will be more details on this page when they are known. Meanwhile, there is much rejoicing here.
The Team Prayer that we are all using at this time is shown below:
Eternal God, loving Father,
You have taught us through your Son how to care for all your people:
Be present with us in these months of change.
Guide our decisions and help us to know your will,
that this may be a time of discovery and growth.
Teach us to value each other’s gifts in ministry,
to find new ways of reaching out to our neighbours,
that in your good time we may welcome our new
Team Rector Designate with confidence and joy
for the glory of your name and the building up of your kingdom.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord - Amen