Chalke Valley Churches

Bringing God's kingdom ALIVE

Welcome

If you urgently need one of Clergy team, our contact details are

Revd Catherine Blundell  01722 780134

Revd Canon Jenny Taylor  01722 503081

Revd Roger Leake (Curate) 07947 149456

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If you need help with a Safeguarding issue, please contact a member of Clergy - details above or our Benefice Safeguarding Officer                RUPERT VAN DER HORST 01722 718759

safeguarding policy click here

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What a simply wonderful Christmas the Chalke Valley Churches all celebrated! It was a joy to be together, to sing all those favourite carols and relish the beauty of our country churches as we marked the coming of God into our world. It was also a huge relief after all the uncertainties and worries of the past weeks that we were, at last, able to gather together, albeit masked and socially distant!

Having just celebrated Christmas and Epiphany – the coming of God right into the troubles, the danger, the uncertainty and the fear of our world, this Sunday we are reminded of Christ’s baptism – a turning point in his life which we can all share as we turn away from darkness and turn towards the light allowing God to break into our human confines and opening up again all those possibilities of a Spirit filled life.

None of us knows what 2022 will hold – but we, as Christians, know there is hope because that is what we celebrated at Christmas, that is what we are filled with as we look to live in the light and that is what will burst upon us afresh in three months or so when we celebrate Easter.

St Paul wrote to the Church of the Thessalonians:

Rejoice always,

Pray without ceasing…

…May God himself, the God of peace,

make you holy in every way.

The one who calls you will do this,

because he is faithful

In bad times and in good that is something to hold close to our hearts.            May your New Year be blessed and peaceful and healthy,  but above all may it be filled with the hope of God through Jesus Christ.

The Revd Canon Jenny Taylor

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The Gospel Reading for Sunday 16th January


16 jan

John Ch 2 v 1-11 - The Wedding at Cana

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.         When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, 'They have no wine.' And Jesus said to her, 'Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.' His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever he tells you.' Now, standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, 'Fill the jars with water.' And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, 'Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.' So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, 'Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.'  Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

 Services next Sunday - 16th January

 

 

16 January

2nd Sunday

of Epiphany

8.00am

9.30am

9.30am

11.00am

11.00am

11.00am

Holy Communion (BCP)

Parish Communion (CW)

Parish Communion (CW)

Morning Prayer (BCP)

Parish Communion (CW)

Parish Communion (CW)

Bowerchalke

Bishopstone

Odstock

Ebbesbourne Wake

Homington

Berwick St John

  • Church Office
  • Byworth,
  • Meadow Close
  • Dinton, Salisbury
  • SP3 5HY

07890 262376
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