Welcome to Two Valleys

Services and Events taking place in the Benefice:

Sunday 10th Remembrance Day

10.30am    South Newton               RBL Service of Remembrance
10.50am    Wylye                            RBL Service of Remembrance
6:00pm    Stockton                       Sung Evensong (BCP)

 

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Events Calendar

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Diary for this week

Monday – Friday 08:30am Morning Prayer All Saints Steeple Langford

Thursday 2.00pm-4.00pm       Café in the Church at St Giles, Great Wishford

Friday 7.30pm                          Bell Ringing Practice at Stapleford

Thursday 7:30pm       Bell Ringing Practice at Steeple Langford and Wylye (Alternating) 01985 248166  

Please pray for the Open the Book Team who are working with the pupils of Great Wishford Primary School and with the Wylye Valley School.

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8th November 7.30pm St Mary's Church, High Street, Shrewton

Poppy Concert by Shrewton Silver Band, featuring guest soloist Paul Griffiths on Euphonium
Tickets £7.50.
Proceeds to Silver Band and Shrewton Church. Raffle on the night, refreshments during interval.
You can pay on the door.

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St Peter's Church, Fugglestone, said Holy Communion

These services are always in daylight hours because, at the moment, the church has no electricity, although this is being actively pursued.  The good news is that the church does have heating! Holy Communion is on Thursdays at 11am.  For this quarter the services are on the following dates:  14th and 28th November; 12 December. All are welcome.

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 For more events see the Events Calendar: twovalleys.org/events

 

Prayer for Remembrance Day

Let us pray for all who suffer as a result of conflict, and ask that God may give us peace:
for the service men and women who have died in the violence of war, each one remembered by and known to God;
may God give peace. God give peace.

For those who love them in death as in life,
offering the distress of our grief and the sadness of our loss; may God give peace.
God give peace.

For all members of the armed forces who are in danger this day, remembering family, friends and all who pray for their safe return; may God give peace.
God give peace.

For civilian women, children and men whose lives are disfigured by war or terror, calling to mind in penitence the anger and hatreds of humanity;
may God give peace. God give peace.

For peacemakers and peacekeepers,
who seek to keep this world secure and free; may God give peace.
God give peace.

For all who bear the burden and privilege of leadership, political, military and religious;
asking for gifts of wisdom and resolve in the search for reconciliation and peace;
may God give peace. God give peace.

O God of truth and justice,
we hold before you those whose memory we cherish, and those whose names we will never know.
Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world, and grant us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm.
As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future;
for you are the source of life and hope, now and for ever. Amen.

For those who have died on active service
O God of truth and justice,
we hold before you those men and women who have died in active service:
in Iraq, in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
As we honour their courage and cherish their memory, may we put our faith in your future;

for you are the source of life and hope, now and for ever.
Amen.

A prayer of petition for those affected by war
God of justice and peace,
we pray for those who have been injured or disabled through war.
For those who have lost homes and security through conflict;
for those who have lost loved relatives in wars;
for those who face danger and take risks for peace;
for all those, especially children, caught up in current conflicts; for refugees and all those in need of aid and other help.
God of encouragement
and Saviour of the despairing,
comfort those who remember past sacrifices and guide us in building
a just and peaceful community for all. Amen.

Almighty and eternal God,
from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted, either by death or life: Hear our prayers and thanksgivings for all whom we remember this day;
fulfil in them the purpose of your love;
and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Let us pray for the peace of the world:
We pray for statesmen and rulers,
that they may have wisdom to know and courage to do what is right ... for all who work to improve international relationships, that they may find the true way to reconcile people of different race, colour, and creed
We pray for men and women the world over, that they may have justice and freedom, and live in security and peace ...
Most gracious God and Father, in whose will is our peace:
turn our hearts and the hearts of all to yourself, that by the power of your Spirit
the peace which is founded on righteousness may be established throughout the whole world; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us pray for all who suffer as a result of war: for the injured and the disabled,
for the mentally distressed,
and for those whose faith in God and man has been weakened or destroyed ...
for the homeless and refugees, for those who are hungry,
and for all who have lost their livelihood and security ...
for those who mourn their dead, those who have lost husband or wife, children or parents,
and especially for those who have no hope in Christ to sustain them in their grief ...

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, infinite in wisdom, love, and power:
have compassion on those for whom we pray; and help us to use all suffering
in the cause of your kingdom;
through him who gave himself for us on the cross, Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord.
Amen.

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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.

Who to contact if you have a Safeguarding concern:

  • Rev'd Jonathan Plows: Priest-in-Charge of the nine churches of the Benefice - rectorwtv@gmail.com or 01722 331647
  • Mrs Heather Bland*: Salisbury Diocese Safeguarding Adviser (Wiltshire & Dorset) - heatherbland@salisbury.anglican.com 01722 411922 or 07500 411922
  • Gill Brasher: Contact for Berwick St James - brasherg100@gmail.com
  • Daphne Smith: Contact for Great Wishford, Stapleford, South Newton and Winterbourne Stoke  - mail@daphne-smith.com
  • Richard Hewitt: Contact for Stockton and Wylye - rshewitt@btinternet.com
  • Neal Fox, Gill Leake: Contacts for Steeple Langford, Hanging Langford and Little Langford - foxneil41@gmail.com or gillleake@aol.com

*Heather works at Church House, Salisbury 9am to 5pm Mondays to Wednesdays and 9am to 1pm on Thursdays. Heather is available Monday to Thursday 8am to 9pm for urgent safeguarding discussions via 07500 664800.