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Some of our churches are now open for short periods during the week for private prayer only. Please check with your parish church.
Welcome to the Benefice of the Lavingtons, Cheverells & Easterton.
West Lavington and Easterton Churches are open on Wednesday afternoons 1 pm to 4 pm only and Sunday Morning 9.00 am to 12 noon.
Great Cheverell church is open everyday 10 am to 4 pm subject to cleaning and maintenance.
Please follow the clearly displayed instructiona and restrictions which are ther to keep everyone safe and healthy.
During this period we are holding a Sunday service via Zoom at 10am every Sunday. This short service will be followed by a time of small group fellowship.
The link will remain the same for all zoom services.
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
SONGS OF PRAISE (Benefice Style!)
Palm Sunday, 28th March 2021 @ 10.00am on Zoom.
Since time began and life on this planet crawled out of the primordial mud, living creatures have had to learn to live with each other and adapt to being either pray or predator. For us and before we developed speech, body language was all we had. Our facial expression, stance and hand signals all had meaning. It was easy to see when we were offending someone or when we wanted to be friends or more. All of this was necessary for communal living and sharing. As we developed and life became more sociable and complicated so our ability to communicate developed too, keeping pace with the need for more involved interactions. This continued and continues to develop today. But our world is rushed, and stressful, little time is given to what we say to each other or how we say it. Our words are rash and spoken in hast, our replies are often knee-jerk reaction and just as hastily given. This can also be the way we try to communicate to God with our prayers!
Do we show God the reverence he deserves, or are our prayers a list of our desires. When we speak to God do we give time and thought to our words, or have we forgotten that words have meaning and power when spoken aloud. Could this be one of the reasons our prayers go unanswered. Or do we, like so many, give up on God and decide he is too aloof to bother with and stop praying altogether. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Society of Jesus, recommends one day a month and one week a year should be given to spending time with God. Any takers?
Prayer Diary https://lavingtonchurch.org/prayer-diary/
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 : email@example.com
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 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
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