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Upton Lovell Harvest Festival

Upton Lovell’s Harvest Festival began with a children’s ‘Bake Off’ and Harvest tea. Gill Boxall opened her home to 8 children, parents and grandparents who all had great fun making chocolate biscuits and icing cupcakes to enter in the village ‘Bake off’ competition. The church was beautifully decorated for the Harvest Festival and hidden around…

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Flower Arranging Demonstration for St Mary’s Church Codford

On Saturday, 7th September, 2019, in the Woolstore Theatre, Codford, Emily Broomhead gave a wonderful flower arranging demonstration. Emily is a Chelsea Gold medalist and her talents were displayed to our great enjoyment.     Not only is she a wonderful and talented flower arranger but she has a great sense of fun, is an easy…

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Harvest Festival – St Peter Codford

It was great to have a good turnout for our Harvest Festival last month. The church looked wonderful: thank you so much to all of you who worked so hard to decorate the church. Several boxes of food went directly the foodbank, supplemented by £112 raised from the mini auction. This month, it is Sunday…

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Codford St Peter Church

The Bells of Codford St Peter

Update: Our bells are to be returned to the church on Wednesday 29th October.   If you would like to see them in their pristine refurbished condition, before they are raised into the tower, to disappear from view for perhaps a hundred years, please call at the church during 29th or 30th. We hope that many…

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Butterfield and Beyond

On Saturday, September 21st, Tina Sitwell and Tom Roberts attended Butterfield and Beyond, a conference devoted to churches designed by William Butterfield,  at St Augustine’s Church, Penarth, Wales. St Augustine was built by William Butterfield in 1866 and served as the focus of the conference supported by other speakers talking about William Butterfield’s work.  There…

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Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride

As part of Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride event on September 14th, Heytesbury Church decided to do Glide and Stride!   Enthusiastic aviators launched paper planes from the pulpit and the winning participants received a voucher to spend in the village shop.  The under 16 winner was Henry Gagen and the over 16 winner…

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Licensing Service A Triumph of Ceremony, Ritual – and Total Joy

There was a lovely celebration of new ministry on the 29th July when all our hopes and expectations were realised in the Licensing of Revd Trudy Hobson, our new Rector, by the Bishop of Salisbury in the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Heytesbury.  A full congregation welcomed the Bishop, the Rural Dean and…

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Friends of St. Mary’s Church Event – Codford – 1 Sep 19

The Friends of St. Mary’s Church in Codford hosted their bi-annual ‘thank you ‘ party on Sunday, 1st September. It was a beautiful sunny evening with over 50 of us gathering in front of our lovely, ancient church, to celebrate together all that our time, talents, skills and experiences bring to the life St Mary’s.…

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Commissioning of Lay Worship Leaders

17th of June 2019 saw seven members of our team commissioned as Lay Worship Leaders for the Upper Wylye Valley Team Ministry and one member from the Bridport Team. Bishop Andrew, the Bishop of Ramsbury led a joyful, celebratory service at the church of St Peter and St Paul, Heytesbury. It was a lovely service…

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Lammas Service at Codford, St Mary’s – 11th August 2019

11th August 2019 saw around 60 people of all ages join us for the continuation of the wonderful ancient Christian tradition of the Lammas Service at Codford St Mary’s. The service was presided over by Rev Trudy Hobson our new Priest-in-Charge with Rev Jayne Buckles, one of our retired clergy serving as Deacon. The sermon…

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