On Sunday 19th January we bid farewell to our Rector, Rebecca Harris, who has moved to a new parish in Westbury, Wiltshire where she is to be the Team Rector.  We wish her and her family well in their new home.

For the next few months we will be without a Rector but, of course, the life of our parishes goes on. 

If you have any queries about any aspect of ministry in the Benefice you may contact the following whose contact details may be found by clicking here.
Churchwardens – for any matters relating to the church buildings, churchyards, PCC matters. 
Administrator, Yvonne Yeoell – enquiries relating to baptisms, weddings, funerals, publication of banns of marriage, burials of ashes in our churchyards. 
Lay Pastoral Assistants (LPAs) – we have three LPAs who have all been trained and commissioned by the Bishop to offer pastoral care in our parishes. Please contact them if you, or anyone you know (with their permission), would like a pastoral visit at home or in hospital. We also have a member who is an authorised hospital chaplain at Musgrove Park and would be happy to visit anyone in hospital, if we know which ward they are on. If anyone would like to receive Holy Communion at home, because of infirmity or sickness, please contact one of the churchwardens or the administrator who will pass your request to the appropiate member of our worship team. . 
Retired clergy – Please contact Gwen Smith and Peter Mockford about any other important pastoral or spiritual matter. 

A prayer for the vacancy

Lord Jesus Christ,

You taught us to love our neighbour,

And to care for those in need

As if we were caring for you.

In this time of anxiety, give us strength

To comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,

And to assure the isolated

Of our love, and your love,

For your name’s sake.    Amen.