Welcome to Two Valleys

Church of All Saints, Steeple Langford

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



Events Calendar


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.


Advent Conversations

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
4th Tinned Meat

Ham and Hot Dog

16th Tinned Custard
5th Tinned Rice Puddings 17th Long Life Juice
6th Biscuits 18th Tinned Fish
7th Instant Coffee 19th Biscuits
8th Long Life Juice 20th Tinned Tomatoes
9th Sugar 21st Tinned Vegetables
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.



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.