We are here to serve the combined Anglican churches and the wider communities of Corsham, Lacock, Bowden Hill, Neston and Gastard. Our main aim is to grow followers of Jesus Christ through three key areas of activity which build upon each other, and which encourage us to look up, in and out:
- Growing in God (or looking up). We will be committed to being disciples of Jesus through prayer, Bible study and an active Christian life.
- Growing in Love (or looking in). We will model Christian love towards each other, creating attractive and hospitable communities of faith where people feel at home.
- Growing Community (or looking out). We will engage with our communities, seeking to be a Christian influence and encouraging people to follow Jesus.
Whilst our churches may be closed because of COVID-19 we continue to serve our congregations through on-line resources and christian fellowship over the phone and Internet where possible. For the latest Information please go to this page: LATEST TEAM NEWS AND INFORMATION
The remainder of our site remains available, even though our services and activities are in abeyance. Should you find something that interests you and you may wish to pursue when we are back to normal, or about you would like more information please contact the named person on the article or email@example.com
You can keep up-to-date with what’s happening in our monthly and weekly Newsletters, the Rector’s News, and joining in with our activities; we also offer a wide variety of services for all ages. We look forward to meeting you in person!
There a wide variety of external sources in our Useful Links area and in particular should you need help with your faith please see our Growing In Faith section.
We also have a wide selection of ministers and other laity who help keep our parishes running, refer to our contacts section for more information
Revd Dr Andrew Johnson
Priest in Charge (Team Rector)
It is with great sadness we note the death of Bishop John Neale at Shockerwick House care home on Friday 17 July. Bishop John was an active minister in our team for many years, finally retiring in September 2016. Our prayers and condolences go to all his family and many friends.
Last updated 29 July 2020 at 10:50 BST
OPENING OF CHURCHES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER – Revised 25 July
Our churches will be open for individual private prayer for limited hours each week, due to the restrictions we currently need to work under to reduce the risk of Covid transmission. Social distancing measures apply, and we regret we are unable to provide Bibles, prayer books etc.
Corsham and Gastard: Sundays 11 am to 1 pm and Wednesdays 2-4 pm
Lacock: Sundays 10 am to 12 noon and Wednesdays 2-4pm (until end July only)
Neston: Sundays 11 am to 1 pm and Wednesdays 2.30-4.30p.m.
Please note that only parts of each church may be accessible, and you will be requested to use hand sanitiser on entry and exit. Whilst you are welcome to meet friends in the churchyard (within current social distancing rules) please do not arrange to meet anyone outside your household bubble inside a church.
A twice weekly newsletter, replacing the current WIS, Church News and Lacock Pew News, will be published on a Wednesday and Saturday giving more information. This will be emailed to those who have signed up to our current newsletters. You can be added to this distribution by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of these newsletters can be found at: TEAM NEWS. Latest Issue 40 released on 1 Aug 20
More info at: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches
A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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