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Sunday 16th September Trinity 16

9.30am - Stockton Parish Communion

10.00am - Berwick St James Mattins

11.00am - Wylye Mattins

11.00am - Stapleford Parish Communion

6.00pm - South Newton Sung Evensong


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Sunday 16th September - 16th Sunday after Trinity

W.I. Walk June 2018 and

WI Meeting Report

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The Messenger


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Lower Wylye and Till Valley Parish Magazine


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The Board of Education, formed in 1830 serves 194 schools and 43,000 children. Many of the church schools were founded before that date, and the Board, or Council as it was called then, was formed to support their  work and to promote new schools. Today the Board of Education has a membership of ten; as we move into the new triennium, we are seeking new members.

There is an exciting plan for the next 5 years, that includes:

opening new church schools with church communities at their heart

supporting strong school improvement to ensure that every church school is a great                  school

placing chaplaincy and the development of spiritual leadership at the heart of our work

supporting a culture of academy trusts, both church and non-church led, in which church            school education flourishes and supporting the training, recruitment and retention of                   inspiring teachers who we deeply value for all that they give to the lives of children and               young people.

We will make known the difference made by faith, belief and spiritual development, for mental health and well-being, not just of children but of the adults we serve. We aim to be a voice of influence locally, regionally and nationally, within the landscape of education and the church.

If you share an interest in serving children and young people in schools and parishes, we would be pleased to hear from you. We need members who together bring a varied skill set: financial, business, commerce, human resources, legal and communications.

We have a particular need at this time for financial expertise such as chartered accountancy.

The Board meets half-termly but there is a commitment to occasional meetings at other times.

If you would like to learn more please contact the clerk to the Board of Education, Sarah McNicol: sarah.mcnicol@salisbury.anglican.org 01722 746949.

Please send your name and short CV to the same address by 14th September.

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

New Prayer Page on the Website

Please visit this page for prayers for daily use during the Season of Creation, the Benefice Daily Prayer Grid for September 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.

Daphne’s Tea Party

On the Great Wishford page

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.