Berwick St James
Fisherton de la Mere
JUNE BENEFICE LETTER
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
At the start of May, the following message from the Venerable Alan Jeans, Archdeacon of Sarum, was read out in the churches of our Benefice.
“The interview panel is delighted to announce that, subject to the usual statutory process, the Bishop has invited The Rev Jonathan Plows to become the Priest in Charge of the Wylye and Till Valley Benefice. Jonathan has accepted this offer. Jonathan is currently Associate Priest at St Thomas’ Church Salisbury and has been the Interim Minister of this Benefice since July 2018. Please continue to pray for Jonathan as he prepares to move the family and begin his ministry.”
The date of the licensing service will be towards the end of July and will be taken by Andrew, Bishop of Ramsbury, further details of which will be published in the July edition of the magazine.
Debbie and I are very excited at coming to live in Steeple Langford and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their good wishes and kind messages.
I have been Interim Minister here for nine months and it has been a joy coming to know the villages, churches and communities of the Benefice. There is a remarkable sense of community here built on the strong ties of family, work, time and location. The magazines witness the depth and breadth of village life, the richness of the many activities happening month in, month out and to those who work incredibly hard in building the sustainable relationships which are at the heart of this valley.
It is a great privilege to become the Priest-
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-
With every blessing,
Sunday 30th June -
Lower Wylye and Till Valley Parishes Magazine
10:30am Winterbourne Stoke
Holy Communion (CW)
Benefice Service with the Benefice Choir.
1 Peter 2.19-
For future services visit our Services page
Licensing Service for the new Priest-
Monday 22nd July
7:00pm Wylye Church
Bishop Andrew Officiating
Please visit this page for prayers for daily use. Currently displayed are the Benefice Prayer Grid for June, the Collects until June 2019 and the Lectionary until June.
These documents may be downloaded and printed out.
There are also links to other websites which support personal daily prayer and Bible reading.
Jonathan will be on Pre-
If any pastoral issues arise please contact your churchwarden in the first instance, and in extremis only, the Rural Dean,
Rev’d Canon Eleanor Rance.
A summary Service Sheet for this period will appear next week. Thank you.
Safeguarding in the Wylye and Till Valley Benefice
The Wylye and Till Valley Benefice takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.
Our Parish Safeguarding Policies can be downloaded from our Safeguarding Page.
Who to contact if you have a Safeguarding concern
Name What do they do? How to contact them
Rev’d Jonathan Plows Priest-
Mrs Heather Bland* Salisbury Diocese Safeguarding Adviser 01722 411922
covering Wiltshire and Dorset 07500 664800 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gill Brasher Contact for Berwick St James email@example.com
Daphne Smith Contact for Great Wishford, Stapleford mail@daphne-
South Newton and Winterbourne Stokes
Richard Hewitt Contact for Stockton and Wylye firstname.lastname@example.org,
Neil Fox, Gill Leake Contacts for Steeple Langford, Hanging Langford email@example.com,
and Little Langford firstname.lastname@example.org
*Heather works at Church House, Salisbury, 9am-
Heather is available Monday to Thursday, 8am-
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