Chalke Valley Churches

Bringing God's kingdom ALIVE


We are a family of churches seeking to grow in Christ, rooted together with our communities.

We aspire to be salt and light in our villages

by serving all our neighbours and listening to their voices.

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

Revd Catherine Blundell  01722 780134

Revd Canon Jenny Taylor  01722 503081



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


church news

Sunday 3rd July 2022 - Announcement


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The Bishop of Ramsbury is delighted to announce that he has offered the post of Team Vicar to the Revd Dr Ruth Howlett-Shipley, and she has accepted the post, subject to the usual statutory checks and process. 


Ruth is currently Assistant Curate in the United Benefice of Shedfield and Wickham, in the Diocese of Portsmouth.  It is expected that Ruth will begin her ministry with us in mid-September, and when we have a date in the Bishop’s diary, further plans can be made. 


Please continue to pray for the ministry team here in the Chalke Valley, and for Ruth as she prepares to say goodbye to her parishes and move to the Diocese of Salisbury.

This week's Church News Bulletin can be read by CLICKING HERE


 Services this week

  Sunday 3rd July

  •       9.30am       Parish Communion      Broad Chalke
  •       9.30am       Parish Communion      Britford
  •      11.00am      Family Communion      Ebbesbourne Wake
  •      11.00am      Family Communion      Coombe Bissett
  •      11.00am      Family Service             Odstock
  •      10.45am      Falklands Service         Berwick St John
  •      11.00am      Morning Service           Bishopstone


The Gospel Reading for Sunday 3rd July


The Mission of the Seventy-Two

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way; I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house!’ And if a person of peace is there, your peace will rest on that person, but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’  But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.’

“Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

The Return of the Seventy-Two

The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!”  He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning.  Indeed, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you.  Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

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

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