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.
0930: Hilperton and Staverton Morning Prayer online via zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88326941179
1000: Communion or Morning Worship and Coffee online via zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86833181830
0915: Semington Morning Prayer online via zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84008141990
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. 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.
Prayer Opportunities in Holy Week and Easter
During Holy Week, prayer trees have been set up at St Michael's, St Mary Magdalen and St George's churchyards. Cards will be available in the church porches for you to write your prayers on (please provide your own pen) or you may wish to write a prayer on a card at home and bring it to tie to one of the trees.
Stations of the Cross / Stations of Creation
In the gorunds of both St Michael.s and St George's churches, there will be an opportunity to explore the Stations of the Cross through creation. Please allow yourself time to explore this prayerfully and maintain social distancing at all times.
In addition to the stations there will also be a cross in the churchyards for you to pause at and reflect on how Jesus died for us, for the forgiveness of our sins. Traditionally we are offered the chance to leave the burden of our sins at the foot of the cross. You may wish to symbolise this by leaving a stone at the foot of the cross. This might be the stone marked with ash you collected the beginning of Lent, but any stone will be appropriate.
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.