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Welcome to the Benefice of the Lavingtons, Cheverells & Easterton.
Our Churches are now open every day. Please continue to sign in and use hand sanitiser provided.
We would love to see everyone in person at services around the Benefice.
|Sunday 14th November||10.30 am||St Barnabas Church, Easterton||Remembrance|
|10.50 am||St. Peter’s Church, Great Cheverell||Remembrance|
|10.50 am||St Mary’s Church, Market Lavington||Remembrance|
|10.50 am||All Saints’ Church, West Lavington||Remembrance|
|10.50 am||Little Cheverell War Memorial||Remembrance|
|Sunday 21st November||9.30 am||All Saints’ Church, West Lavington||Communion|
|10.00 am||St Peter’s Great Cheverell||Welcome to Worship|
|11.00 am||St Barnabas Church, Easterton||Communion|
|4.30 pm||St Barnabas Church, Easterton||Contemplative Prayer|
There is a special service on Monday 22nd November 6.30 pm at All Saints’ Church, West Lavington. Evening Prayer led by Andrew, Bishop of Ramsbury. All Welcome.
We are five church communities in the villages of
Please continue to pray for Marion, the ministry team and the churchwardens as they work together in our local communities.
From the Rector
In consultation with Bishop Andrew and Revd. Rhona Float, we have decided to postpone the Visioning Day that was to be held on 13th October. The day will now take place on Wednesday 16th March 2022. Not as far off as it sounds. (Please make a note of the date in your diary’s). This gives me time to recover and work with you all on what a visioning day is all about. It’s not about having an agenda, but more about working together on what we are good at and what direction we feel God is calling us to go. That should give us an overall picture about what the churches of the benefice should/are aiming to do within the context of village life. Then under the umbrella of that vision statement, each church should be able to find its own mission statement that feeds into and supports the larger benefice vision. In turn this gives each church aims to strive for and work towards.
I do want to be back with you all for Christmas. In my absence, all emergencies should be referred to Revd. Andrew Sinclair, who is the Rural Dean. All Holy Communion Services should be covered, and all rotas are in the hands of the rural dean.
That leaves me to say a big Thank You to everyone who has expressed wishes for a safe op and speeded recovery.
Over the last year we have all experienced losses of some kind; many of us have experienced the most painful loss of all – the loss of a loved one.
God understands our sadness, in Psalm 56:8 it says “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle”
Our churches have created a space where you can come and put your tear in that bottle. Everyone is welcome.
These will be available in All Saints, West Lavington, St Peter’s, Great Cheverell and St Barnabas, Easterton, from 23rd October until Remembrance Sunday.
Check out the Noticeboard for policy documents relating to all the churches in the Benefice.
The Benefice churches take their responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and work in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.
Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.
If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Anji Scofield on email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,
Suzy Futcher (Mon – Thurs) on 07500664800 or email: email@example.com
or Jem Carter (Tues – Fri) on 07469857888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Weddings, Funerals and Baptism enquiries and pastoral concerns please contact
Rev Marion Harrison on
01380 816963 or email@example.com
Please remember that the Rector needs a day off too. Her day off each week is Friday and the last Thursday of every month.
The Benefice Office at The Vicarage, 25 White Street, West Lavington will be open for routine administration on Monday and Wednesday 9.00 am to 1 pm
Beth Warren 01380 816963 firstname.lastname@example.org