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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.
For the time being 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.
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.
1. How did you see yourself before Covid hit?
2. How did you see Church before Covid hit?
3. How have you changed, who are you now?
4. What do you seek from the Church now? Has it changed?
5. What significant changes have you seen in your local community?
6. How might the Church serve the community differently? What, if anything, that was initiated during lockdown, needs to continue?
From the Rector
You are invited to an open benefice meeting on 27th July 7 pm at St. Barnabas Church, Easterton to discuss the way forward for our Churches. This is an important meeting where you can have your say in the future of our worship and service to God in this benefice.
Please do take part in this meeting and pray for God’s will to be at the centre of our deliberations.
These are the 7 marks of a healthy church.
Please look at the points and ask are these happening in our churches? Then think about the questions at the bottom of the page.
1. Energized by faith
rather than just keeping things going or trying to survive.
2. Outward-looking focus
with a ‘whole life’ rather than a ‘church life’ concern.
3. Seeks to find out what God wants
discerning the Spirit’s leaning rather than trying to please everyone.
4. Faces the cost of change and growth
rather than resisting change and avoiding failure.
5. Operates as a community
rather than functioning as a club or religious organisation.
6. Makes room for all
being inclusive rather than exclusive.
7. Does a few things and do them well
focused rather than frenetic.
If the worship in our churches is sufficient and truly worthy in the sight of God, why are our congregations not growing?
Are we prepared to give up some of what we love and want, to make room for what may appeal to others?
Are we ready to come together and strengthen our worship as benefice congregation? In some of our church or all of our church?
Is there another way to save our churches and grow our congregations?
Are we willing to fully commit to trying something else for a full year?
Agenda for the all-benefice meeting on 27th July 2021 at St. Barnabas Church
Easterton at 7.00pm.
- Opening Prayer
- The situation we are in.
- Do we need to change? Are we prepared to Change?
- What can we do to change?
- Services, Rotas and Zoom.
- Are we willing to commit to try something different?
- What do we want to do about services this August?
- Dates when Bishop Andrew will be joining us.
- Closing Prayers
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
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