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Christmas 2020

Well, the New Year has arrived and as we say goodbye to 2020, we reflect on our Christmas in the midst of a world-wide pandemic. It was clear that our Christmas celebrations for 2020 would be different, but that did not stop us celebrating the Good News of Christ’s birth, the Good News of our…

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Zoom Pet Service – 4th October 2020

4th October, the last day of the Season of Creation, the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, Animal Welfare Sunday, and for the Upper Wylye Valley Team it was our Zoom Pet Service. A wonderful service attended by many well-loved, and well-behaved animal companions. Being rural, with many farms in and around our benefice,…

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End of an Era for Sutton Veny WI

2020 is a mixed year for the Sutton Veny Women’s Institute as they both Commemorate their 100th anniversary and, sadly, this branch of the WI will disband in December. Like many organisations they have a declining membership and also very sadly in recent years have seen the passing of five of their most valued members.…

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St Mary’s Church has been busy even during the lockdown.

Just because our church has been closed that hasn’t stopped us from looking at how we maintain our church and make it accessible to everyone. We decided to enrol in the Eco Church (the A Rocha UK project) and signed in to the unique online Eco Survey.  This looks at how we are caring for…

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Animal Friendly Church

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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St Peter’s Church, Codford

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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St Peter’s Codford – March News

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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“Taste and see that the LORD is good” (Psalm 34:8)

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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Successful new venture: Sundays@4

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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St Peter’s Codford – February News

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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