Welcome to Two Valleys
Services and Events taking place in the Benefice:
Sunday 24th November Christ the King, Sunday before Advent
09.30am Winterbourne Stoke Holy Communion (CW)
09:30am Stockton Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Steeple Langford Matins for Kingdom Season
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.
Sunday 1st December Advent Sunday
10:30am Steeple Langford Advent Family Service with Christingle
The Advent Supper for the Middle Wylye Parish will be held on Monday 2nd December at the Hanging Langford Hall, 6:30 for 7:00pm.
Please reserve your place ASAP on 01722 790425
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
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 next services are on the following dates: 28th November. 12 December. All are welcome.
For more events see the Events Calendar: twovalleys.org/events
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org or 01722 331647
- Mrs Heather Bland*: Salisbury Diocese Safeguarding Adviser (Wiltshire & Dorset) - email@example.com 01722 411922 or 07500 411922
- Gill Brasher: Contact for Berwick St James - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Daphne Smith: Contact for Great Wishford, Stapleford, South Newton and Winterbourne Stoke - email@example.com
- Richard Hewitt: Contact for Stockton and Wylye - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Neal Fox, Gill Leake: Contacts for Steeple Langford, Hanging Langford and Little Langford - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
*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.