Click on https://youtu.be/xvBcIlLbGeY
to join in our Morning Worship for Trinity 3, 28th June
You can also click on Messy Messages at home for ideas for families
THIS WEEK'S NEWS SHEET IS AT 28th June Trinity 3
Communion on Wednesday 8th July
Join in on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86833181830
We extend a warm welcome to you from the Churches of the Canalside Benefice, which includes Staverton, Hilperton and Hilperton Marsh, Whaddon and Semington. As those who have discovered the joy of following Jesus, we seek to serve our villages in any way we can. If you have any questions about anything on this site, do get in touch.
THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ACTS OF PUBLIC WORSHIP AND OTHER EVENTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME. WE ARE OPENING OUR CHURCHES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER THIS WEEK AND MAKING PLANS TO RETURN TO OUR BUILDINGS FOR WORSHIP. PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION AT
At this time of worldwide and national crisis, we are holding everyone in prayer. Morning Prayer is being said by our clergy everyday and Rev John and others will be leading a service at home on Sundays on behalf of everyone in the Benefice. To watch this service, click on the link at the top of this page.
Click on Coronavirus Pandemic response for information about support we can offer you during the outbreak. Online resources for prayer and worship for personal use can be found at Resources for adults to use at home and Resources for families to use at home. These pages will be updated regularly. If you need to talk to someone or need practical support, do ring Rev John Rees on 01225 764365 or Rev Joy Albone on 07931 638524.
You are invited to tie a ribbon to the railings of St George's Semington and St Michael's Hilperton if you are passing, to symbolise a prayer for a loved one at this time. Ribbons are in the church porches - please help yourself
This poem, written by an American Catholic, speaks of the hope the author has that good will come out of this frightening and difficult time. The core message of the Christian faith is that, through Jesus, good triumphs over evil and that God cares for us and can give us peace at difficult times.
"When this is over, may we never again take for granted
A handshake with a stranger
Full shelves at the store
Conversations with neighbours
A crowded theatre
Friday night out
The taste of communion
A routine checkup
The school rush each morning
Coffee with a friend
The stadium roaring
Each deep breath
A boring Tuesday
When this ends
may we find
that we have become
more like the people
we wanted to be
we were called to be
we hoped to be
and may we stay
that way — better
for each other
because of the worst."
Laura Kelly Fanucci
The Churches of the Canalside Benefice take their responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.
Click on Safeguarding to read our policies and details of whom to contact.
Revd John Rees, Rector.