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Happy Ascension Day!

All our churches are now closed in accordance with current government advice. 

The latest information can be found on the Church of England website.
Church is changing… Read more…

Keep in touch (there is no need to be lonely!)

Please let us know if you need any help or assistance at this difficult time. Why not explore our web pages on Worship at Home. Read more…
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Zoom Service Sunday 17th May

An apology!

We are very sorry about last Sunday’s service. There was a national problem with Zoom and it wasn’t just us! We know it’s frustrating but please do persevere! 

Message from Revd Rebecca Harris

Click here to see a video from Revd Rebecca Harris

Zoom Service Sunday 24th May

This week we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of First Steps to Worship

Please join us for a service of praise and worship put together by Sharon Jones. Join us between 9.45 and 10am and then for fellowship afterwards.  You can find resources for the service on our web page here. Don’t forget to bring a candle to light when we sing happy birthday and a piece of cake (if your lockdown diet is going ok!) to celebrate with us…

Topic: Melanie Otto’s Zoom Meeting
Time: May 24, 2020 09:45 AM London

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Reflection

I cannot believe that First Steps to Worship has actually been running for 30 years. The time has simply flown by and this friendly happy little group continues using exactly the same format as it did all those years ago when Curate Rev Dorothy Bellamy started it in 1990. Read more…

Readings for 7th Sunday of Easter

Let the land produce living creatures

Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
Genesis 1:24 – 31
John 17:1-11

News from around the White Horse Team…

Thy Kingdom Come 2020

For Thy Kingdom Come we will be holding a service of Compline each night led by a different member of the Church community. on our YouTube Channel, You can find our channel here. 
Thy Kingdom Come begins on Thursday 21st May .. Read more…

First Steps to Worship is 30!

On the 24th May, All Saints’ Church Westbury will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of  the First Steps to Worship Toddler Service. The service was started by Rev Dorothy Bellamy, who was the curate at the time, to provide a place of friendship and support to parents, carers and children. First Steps continues to provide this today. Our plans for a weekend of celebrating have been modified by the Corona virus but undaunted, are planning a special celebration service via Zoom.

The group is led by Sharon Jones who has been part of the group from the very first meeting and never left once her children grew up. She was joined by Jean and Peter Jane around 20 years ago along with Hilary Price and others from the Mothers Union who have helped with the refreshments over the years.

The format is still exactly the same, Bible story followed by singing, a short prayer then racing round the church and refreshments. Held every Wednesday morning in term time at 9.30am in the church.

Parents and carers appreciate this friendly and supportive group who continue to thrive and follow the same ethos that Dorothy Bellamy began in 1990.

Pentecost Sunday 31st May 2020

In celebration of the birth of the church, and the release of the Holy Spirit into the streets, I would like to invite you to ‘do’ something creative…this might be using words / images / sculpture / craft – please use the skills and interests you have to create something depicting Pentecost.

During the service I will ask you to hold up your creation and bless them – We can’t do displays in church at the moment but we can celebrate together physically via zoom or spiritually through prayer on Sunday 31st May at 10 am.
Rev’d Caroline Husband

Zoom events coming up this week…

Morning Prayer Every Wednesday at 9am

Open to all.
The White Horse Team Clergy would like to invite you to join them in morning prayer each Wednesday at 9 am.
The waiting room will be open from 8.50.
We will start promptly at 9 am finishing by 9.45 am

This will be a regular occurrence therefore keeping the same joining details each week.

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Morning Coffee
Every Tuesday 11am – 12noon

Rev’d Caroline is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Coffee meeting.

Discussion Group: Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio

Tuesday 12 May 2020 7pm – 8.30pm

Find out more about this here...

News from the Vicarage…

An update from the Vicarage garden! 
As you can see the planting has begun, with grateful thanks to several contributors from all over the White Horse patch and beyond. We even have some livestock… about 40 tadpoles arrived on Saturday. We’ve only spotted one since but I am hopeful for the others. We had a night time visitor… you can just about make him out. And today I spotted our firs slow worm, which I am delighted about.

More News

A week in the life of the Rector in lockdown

Life must be different for all of us and it feels strange for me too! With no church services to prepare for or attend, no visiting allowed, no meetings to attend, what on earth are the clergy up to during the week? Read more…

Recycle your old laptop and support learning in Westbury

Priority IT (located on Westbury Trading Estate, Hawke Ridge Business Park) are asking for donations of old or unwanted laptops that they can refurbish and return to Westbury schools to support with home learning.
If you cannot get them directly to their base in Westbury then please bring any donations into school (Dilton Marsh Primary School) for us to pass on.
Read more here…
Thank you

Resources to enjoy at home

Have you discovered our website page  “Worship at Home” ? This includes a “Book Corner” page – let us know if it’s helpful and share your ideas with us!

What are you reading at home?

The Church Times has a helpful resources to enjoy at home on their website. 

Daily Reflection at 5pm on Facebook

Have you found our Team Facebook accounts yet?
Everyday at 5pm we are posting a Reflection with a reason to be thankful on both the All Saints’ and Holy Trinity Facebook pages.
A daily moment to reflect and give thanks.
Why not look out for it?
Do you have something to be thankful? Share it with us!

Stewardship

“On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income.” Corinthians 16:2

The church may be closed but we will still need to pay our Parish Share, utilities and insurance expenses as well as other unavoidable costs. Please continue to make your offering as usual. Read more…

Contact us…

Rev’d Rebecca Harris – Team Rector
teamrector@whtministry.org.uk
01373 822 209

Rev’d Caroline Husband – Team Vicar
teamvicar@whtministry.org.uk
01373 596 104

Rev’d Melanie Otto – Team Curate
melanievotto@gmail.com
01373 858 357

Garth Brocksopp – Churchwarden Holy Trinity & Brokerswood
cgbrocksopp@hotmail.co.uk
01373 822414

Beth Thomas – Churchwarden All Saints’ & Holy Saviour
wcw@whtministry.org.uk
07790 870 247

 

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