Welcome to the Upper Valley 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).
2020 Year of Prayer
“Pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live”
(1 Thessalonians 17-18)
God has created us for prayer. We are all called to be in a loving relationship with God our creator, to know Him, know His love for us and to respond to His love. Throughout Jesus’ life and ministry, we see Him not only spending time with God in prayer, but also teaching His disciples, and us, of the power and importance of prayer.
Prayer is vital for our daily lives individually, for our village communities, and for our Upper Wylye Valley Team. When we pray, we become less anxious, we are filled with greater peace of heart and mind, for as Paul tells us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). Through prayer we come to know and understand ourselves because we come to know our God who created us, we begin to see
God in our lives and the lives of others, and through prayer, our hearts and minds are opened to God, revealing God’s love and will for us and our world.
“Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all day long”
This year we are hosting prayer groups to help us come together to pray for the mission and ministry of the Upper Wylye Valley Team, to thank God for all the blessings He bestows on our benefice and to ask God to help us to share God’s love with all who live, work and visit our valley, to build God’s Kingdom in this place to help us to grow in the love of God.
As we plan to make decisions,
God be our way.
As we learn and ask questions,
God be our truth.
As we grow and as we change,
God be our life.
Our aim is to have a prayer group in every village on the third Wednesday of each month 6.00pm – 6.30pm at which all are very welcome to join us. Our current prayer groups are:
- Codford, The Vicarage, Green Lane
- Corton, Manor Farm House
- Heytesbury, Watermeadow Cottage, Tytherington Road
Do keep your eyes and ears open for more prayer groups being added nearer you. If you would like to talk about your prayer life, or any aspect of prayer please do not hesitate to contact Rev Trudy or Rev Clifford via our contacts page.
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 Judy Cooper 01985 840953