Harvest 2022

Come and join us to celebrate the food we have to eat and to pray for our farmers and those involved in providing us with food. Gifts of food will be taken as usual to the Calne food bank to be shared with those less well off than ourselves. Do please check their website for what they do (and don’t) want.

The services this year are:

Calstone, 25th September at 9.45am
Cherhill, 25th September at 10.00am
Compton Bassett, 25th September at 11.15am
Yatesbury, 9th October at 9.45am
Heddington, 25th September at 11.15am

We would love to see you if you can make it. The services are suitable for all ages.

The Oldbury Benefice

Commemoration services

There will be a short service at 6pm on the eve of the funeral at St Andrew’s Church, Heddington. Please see this page for more information.

Additionally, the following services will be adapted as a mark of respect:

Morning Prayer (Matins) at St Mary’s, Calstone Wellington, 9.45am
Holy Communion at All Saints, Yatersbury, 9.45am
Holy Communion at St James, Cherhill, 11.15am.

All are welcome to any service, whether you usually attend church or not.

HM the Queen – UPDATE

(c) Photo from the Press Association

Dear all

I imagine by now you have all heard the sad news from the Palace.

Her Majesty has been a very important part of all of our lives, and we will all want to grieve in different ways. I will be discussing with the churchwardens what might be appropriate in each parish, but I hope that as a minimum we will be able to keep our churches open later than usual today and tomorrow for those who would find that helpful.

There will be a short service of prayer and reflection, remembering her late Majesty, on Friday 9th September at 3.30pm at St James’ Church, Cherhill, to which all are welcome.

However you choose to mark this sad occasion, if you are the sort of person who prays, do please join me in asking for God’s strength, comfort and wisdom for the royal family.

With blessings