Posts by Lorna Thorne

Church Services Resume

Sunday morning services at St Andrew’s will resume as from this Sunday 19th July at 10.45 a.m. This week, the service will be Morning Prayer. To minimise the spread of infection, we shall meet in the churchyard during July and August. Individuals will be asked to keep  a 2 metre safe distance. Members of households can sit together without distancing. We shall only meet inside the church if the weather makes outdoor worship impossible. Please bring your own chair(s) No…

Opening Churches for Private Prayer

As from this Monday 15th June Each church in the benefice will devise its own schedule of opening for personal private prayer, because there are restrictions and safety procedures which must be observed to protect those praying from the risk of infection and all are able to open for private prayer in accordance with governmental and diocesan guidelines. The Hills Churches St Michael’s, Raddington and St Mary Magdalene, Clatworthy are open 11am till 12 noon on Sundays, St Peter’s, Huish…

Happy Ordinary Time, everyone!

(If you’re wondering what that is, it is the period between Trinity Sunday (the climax of all the spiritual observances which began with Holy Week) and Advent Sunday on 28th November. But don’t get the idea that it will be “ordinary” in the sense of hum-drum, boring , or soporific: “ordinary” in this context means “ordered” – in other words, given a structure and a purpose. And that purpose is to live and grow in the life of God’s Spirit whom…

My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule

As a thank you from Pulsford Lodge for all the community is doing to keep the staff and residents spirits up, they have some activity packs for children. You can download it here. or If you would like a paper copy sent to you please get in touch on admin@wiveychurches.org.uk and I will send one to you. Pulsford lodge have also placed some paper copies out side the home in a basket if you are passing on your walk.

Holy week worship online in the Benefice and on the web

There is a wide variety of opportunities to worship for people of all ages this Holy Week. For Families Young families who enjoy zooming can experience worship with Katherine Lyddon, our Deanery pioneer, on Maundy Thursday, at 6 p.m., Good Friday at 10 a.m., and Easter Sunday at 10:15 a.m. To obtain a password to enter these meetings, please contact Martin (01984 248601) or Katherine. (katherinelyddon35@gmail.com) And there’s a great children’s activity for the weekend available here: Also attached is…

Look to the hills…..

For your daily constitutional over the Easter weekend, make sure you visit the ceremonial life-sized Cross which John Cottenham and John Osborne have erected at Fleed Cross (just off the main road going west out of Wivey after you’ve negotiated the Devil’s Elbow hairpin bends.) From it you can get a panoramic view over Wivey and pray a blessing of hope on the land and the community.

Reflections for Holy Week

As we experience a Holy Week unlike any other, one of isolation and distancing, it is more important than ever that we journey with Jesus through this week towards the cross and the resurrection. We may not be able to gather together at this time, but God has given us the gift of time to think, reflect and ponder anew the events of Holy Week. These reflections will help us to do that. It might be helpful for you to…

Before this Sunday’s Palm Sunday Service @ 6pm

you will need to equip yourself with the following: i   –  A leafy branch ii  – A cross or Palm Cross iii – a candle and a lighting device   iv –  any donkey or palm leaf you have made and put in your window. PALM CROSSES FOR PALM SUNDAY These will be placed in all church porches or outside the church front door by 1 p.m. on Saturday. Please collect one or more for your home, according to your normal…
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