Growing in the Love of God
The Upper Wylye Valley Team - Team Overview
Our vision is to be open, welcoming, growing and inclusive churches, living within the love of God and sharing God’s life and love with others.
The population of the team area is 2,700 adults and about 300 young people in addition. There are three Church primary schools in the Team with a combined total of about 350 children, some of them coming from Warminster and outlying villages.
Because these villages are popular for retirement, there is some shortage of affordable housing for those born here. Sales of former council houses have helped first-time buyers and there is also some rented accommodation and housing association and other privately rented properties. Some young families move to Warminster and their children attend primary schools in the Team area. Warminster has a large Comprehensive school which is attended by the majority of local children and there are a number of private schools within daily travelling distance. The Team has one nursing home at Sutton Veny and there are several residential homes in or near Warminster. There is a small hospital in Warminster with the main ones being in Salisbury, Bath and Southampton with private clinics in Bath and Salisbury and there are hospices in Salisbury and near Bath. The Hospital of St John in Heytesbury is a charity and alms-house and provides affordable housing for older people in need.