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Sunday 18th November

Second Sunday before Advent

9.30am  Stockton  Parish Communion


10.00am  Berwick  Mattins   

11.00am  Wylye  Mattins

11.00am  Stapleford  Parish Communion

6.00pm  South Newton  Sung Evensong

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Sunday 18th November - Second Sunday before Advent

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Pet Service

At Berwick St James

Warming up Wiltshire!

Do you struggle to keep your home warm or worry how you will afford your energy bills this winter?

Contact Warm & Safe Wiltshire for free, impartial advice about keeping your home warm, using your heating system, understanding your energy bills and making energy saving improvements as well as registering for the Priority Services Register.  Advice can be given through home visits as well as over the phone.  Fire safety alarm and appliance checks can also be organised in partnership with Fire and Rescue for eligible residents.  

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from speaking to a trained energy advisor, then get in touch. Call 0800 038 5722 .email warmandsafe@cse.org.uk
Web www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk

Warm and Safe Wiltshire is a service provided by Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service.

Exploring Advent:

Getting Prepared

Saturday December 8th Great Wishford Church

10:00am – 12 noon  Coffee and cakes will be available!

A morning of activities exploring the meaning of Advent – preparing for the birth of Jesus.

Daphne Smith will be leading an Advent wreath making workshop, candles of various size will be decorated for Advent, there will be artwork depicting Advent to look at and more to open up our understanding of the important season of preparation.

Please put this event and date in your diary. More details in the December magazine. To book a place please email jonplows@aol.com – everyone is welcome.

Prayer Page

Please visit this page for prayers for daily use. Currently displayed are Prayers for Harvest, Prayers for Remembrance, Prayer Grid for November and the CW Lectionary for September to December 2018. These PDF documents may be downloaded and printed out.

There are also links to other websites which support personal daily prayer and Bible reading.

Harvest Service

At Winterbourne Stoke

Doves  of Peace come to

Great Wishford School

Praying Together

Renewing HOPE

Pray • Serve • Grow

God our Father,

renew our hope.

By the Holy Spirit’s power,

strengthen us to pray readily,

serve joyfully

and grow abundantly

rejoicing in Jesus Christ our Lord.


“Do not worry about anything, but in everything

by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving

let your requests be made known to God”

Philippians 4: 6

In this time of vacancy, it is important that our prayer life flourishes – as individuals, as families, as churches, as Parishes and as a Benefice.   

Prayer is, as Paul notes, central for our spiritual growth and personal well-being. In Matthew Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” (11:28 – 30). We need to appreciate that God does not intend for us to bear our crosses alone.

As one Pastor put it, being a part of a faith community serves as a support system for us. Increasingly our society creates isolation and loneliness, so the building of community and relationships is even more important. We worship together as a community. Jesus shared bread and wine with his friends around a table. Community strengthens and unites us in our faith. Community prayer is another way for us to become closer to God through others.

We are never alone in our prayers for we are surrounded by Saints and Angels and by those who have gone before us. We pray within our family, at school, over meals. We can prayer anywhere and at any time. We can pray loudly, quietly or in silence. St Columba wrote: “Alone with none but thee, my God, I journey on my way. What need I fear, when thou art near O king of night and day? More safe am I within thy hand Than if a host did round me stand.”

Holy Communion is the ultimate community prayer of the Church, it is through the liturgy that we, as individuals, are united with God through Christ.

Personal prayer is hard. Developing a routine, a ‘discipline’ of prayer is a daily challenge. We are not alone. Jesus stands, sits or walks with us on a prayer journey. In this we can have prayerful confidence.

Rev’d Jonathan Plows                                                           

New Prayer Page


At Great Wishford School


At Berwick St James

School Remembrance

On the Great Wishford page

Remembrance  Sunday at Stapleford

More on the Stapleford page