Codford St Mary is now recognised as an Animal Friendly Church for their many years and hard work in caring, supporting and promoting better animal welfare in the parish and beyond. As a church and community we are very excited at this news, but we are not alone in our joy and celebrations. Below is a…

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We are all still praying that the days are not far off when we can open St Peter’s, at least for private prayer.  In the meantime, I am pleased to say the churchyard is looking much better. Many thanks to those who have helped with weeding and tidying.  In addition, after eight long months of…

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Well, what a service of joy and hope that was!  We hope you all enjoyed the wonderful service at St Peter’s last Sunday for Trudy’s installation as Team Rector.  The picture above may have us looking all over the place, but the smiles say it all to me. A big thank you to the large…

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Here in the Upper Wylye Valley Team we are striving to play our part in caring for God’s creation. With this year’s Lenten focus being #LiveLent: Care for God’s Creation, we kick started out Lenten journey with a pancake party where we “used our LOAF”. It is no secret that the food we buy is…

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The Upper Wylye Valley Team’s new venture: Sundays@4 began on Sunday 16 February at Codford Village Hall.  Young people and not so young came together to work on a Banner depicting Creation.  We started with a short act of worship which included retelling the story from the Bible about God’s work in the Creation of…

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This month, we are all looking forward to Trudy’s licencing as Rector of our Benefice at St Peter’s on the 23rd.  The Institution will be by the Bishop of Ramsbury and the Induction and Installation by the Archdeacon. Don’t ask me what the differences are between those terms…  The Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire will also be…

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Richard Witt and Rabbit A clear, crisp January afternoon saw 40 adults and 17 children from across the upper Wylye valley descending onto Sundial Farm in Corton for our annual Messy Plough Sunday led by Rev Jane Shaw and Henry Collins, one of our Lay Worship Leaders, a local farmer in the Team. Upon arrival…

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Friday 6th December saw Musical Toddlers begin in the usual way with all the little ones (and some of the grown ups too) playing with the many toys. We then came together to make birthday cakes for Jesus. We combine butter, sugar, eggs, flour and fruit and as we stirred the mixture we talked about…

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Many apologies for the lack of November news, but here’s a bumper edition for the run-up to Christmas. The big news has of course been the bells, which are now up and ringing in the tower as they have for hundreds of years.   Just think that James VI of Scotland had only just united the…

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A huge thank you to all those who turned up to help clean the churchyard and the Village Hall car park. It was a great turn out with over 30 people of all ages coming together. A lot was achieved in a short time, with much fun and laughter throughout, so thank you all very…

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