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
A selection panel chaired by the Bishop of Ramsbury, Bishop Andrew Rumsey, met in March and selected Revd Trudy Hobson as the new Priest-in-Charge of the Upper Wylye Valley Team.
Trudy is currently a Curate in a rural benefice in North Lincolnshire and was welcomed warmly on behalf of the whole community here in the May edition of the Parish News where a full and interesting introduction by our new P-in-C is included. A period of relative calm now takes place as the UWV Team prepares for her arrival and she concludes her Curacy in Lincolnshire and moves south.
Our new Incumbent will move into the Rectory in Sutton Veny in July in preparation for her Licensing in the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Heytesbury at 7 pm on Monday 29th July 2012. The Bishop of Salisbury will officiate. Plans for this Service are already in train and invitations will be sent out by the end of May with the final list being set by early July.
A full report of this joyful and celebratory beginning to Revd Trudy's ministry will appear in the Summer edition of Parish News.
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