Welcome to Two Valleys
Services and Events taking place in the Benefice:
Sunday 8th December Advent 2
10:00am Berwick St James Matins (BCP)
09:30am Great Wishford Holy Communion CW)
10:30am Steeple Langford Holy Communion (CW)
06:00pm Stockton Carols and Gifts
Isaiah 11.1-10; Psalm 72.1-7,18,19*; Romans 15.4-13; Matthew 3.1-12
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.
Format: discussion around Advent readings; poetry and art.
|Date||Steeple Langford||Great Wishford|
|Wednesday 11th December||4:00 – 5:30pm at the Rectory||7:00pm at the home of the Griffiths – please contact Jonathan to confirm if you are coming. 01722 790616|
Saturday December 7th: ‘Following the Star’ Advent Family morning: 10:00am – 1:00pm, Hanging Langford Village Hall. Details from Jonathan
Advent Supper – in Hanging Langford – details to follow
Sunday 15th December Advent 3
09:00am Little Langford Holy Communion (BCP)
10:30am Wylye Matins for Advent
03:00pm South Newton Traditional Carol Service
06:00pm Berwick St James Traditional Carol Service
06:00pm Great Wishford Traditional Carol Service
06:00pm Stapleford Traditional Carol Service
December 24th Christmas Eve
3:00pm South Newton Crib Service
5:00pm Great Wishford Crib Service
5:00pm Steeple Langford Crib Service
3:00pm Little Langford Family Carol Service
For more events see the Events Calendar: twovalleys.org/events
For Stapleford Parish Council Files see: Stapleford Files
New on the Website:
03.12.19 Prayers for Advent
03.12.19 WTV Benefice Prayers December
03.12.19 In praise of Autumn
27.11.19 December 2019 Benefice Letter
27.11.19 Weekly Events Update on this page, including Advent Conversations information, scroll down to view
25.11.19 Prayers for the General Election
25.11.19 Wishford School Remembers
Reverse Advent Calendar
Please can you help?
A neighbour in Steeple Langford has suggested that we might organise a Reverse Advent Calendar in aid of Trussell Trust. The idea is simple - instead of taking or receiving a gift from the calendar the community puts something in - in this case into a basket for the Trussell Trust.
|1st||Instant Mash or tins of potatoes||13th||Tinned Meat
Ham and Hot Dog
|2nd||Tinned Fish||14th||Tinned Fruit|
|3rd||Tins of Rice Pudding||15th||Dry Rice|
Ham and Hot Dog
|5th||Tinned Rice Puddings||17th||Long Life Juice|
|8th||Long Life Juice||20th||Tinned Tomatoes|
|10th||Bars of Chocolate||22nd||Sponge Puddings|
|11th||Long Life Milk||23rd||Dried Milk|
|12th||Sponge Puddings||24th||Christmas Treat or Toy|
However, the Salisbury Food-bank (on their website) say they are short of the following items:
tinned fish; tinned rice puddings; tinned meat (ham and hot-dog); UTH long-life milk; bars of chocolate; long-life fruit juice; sponge pudding; dried milk and biscuits.
There will be a basket or box in the main churches: Berwick St James; Great Wishford (for Stoford and South Newton); Stapleford; Steeple Langford (for the Langfords); Stockton, Winterbourne Stoke; Wylye.
Just pop in and leave a donation and for all your kind donations, thank you.
Rev’d Jonathan Plows and Helen Smart.
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 - email@example.com or 01722 331647
- Mrs Heather Bland*: Salisbury Diocese Safeguarding Adviser (Wiltshire & Dorset) - firstname.lastname@example.org 01722 411922 or 07500 411922
- Gill Brasher: Contact for Berwick St James - email@example.com
- Daphne Smith: Contact for Great Wishford, Stapleford, South Newton and Winterbourne Stoke - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Richard Hewitt: Contact for Stockton and Wylye - email@example.com
- Neal Fox, Gill Leake: Contacts for Steeple Langford, Hanging Langford and Little Langford - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.