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Welcome to the Woodbridge Group of Churches...

The Woodbridge Group benefice is a group of six rural churches located in the beautiful countryside around Malmesbury, in Wiltshire.
We are part of the North Wiltshire Deanery which in turn is part of the Diocese of Bristol.  The six churches, based in the villages of BrinkworthDauntseyGarsdonGreat SomerfordLea and Little Somerford offer a variety of worship styles from traditional Book of Common Prayer through to very informal contemporary praise.

 
Coronavirus update: Sunday services are now restarting, with a service rotating around the six churches on a weekly basis.  Most midweek activities remain suspended for the time being.  Morning Prayer takes place at 9am from Monday to Friday via our Facebook group and we continue to provide online Sunday services  – see our Virtual Sunday Worship page – starting at 9.45am and 10.30am with coffee and chat by Zoom afterwards.
 

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Virtual Sunday Worship

Visit our page Virtual Sunday Worship for details of our online services which will continue to run alongside our services in buildings as we work to restore our usual pattern.

Daily Morning Prayer

From Monday to Saturday we offer Morning Prayer live on our Facebook page from 9am, or watch again later in the day

Re-opening our buildings

Although things are starting to return towards normality as lockdown restrictions diminish our church buildings regrettably remain closed to the public except when a ceremony or a Sunday service are in progress. Churchyards remain open, but social distancing must be observed.

Weddings and funerals are once more permitted in a church, subject to a limitation on numbers attending. 

We are working towards a restoration of our usual Sunday service pattern, but for the time being we are only offering one physical service per Sunday, due to the limited availability of the Ministry Team. These services will rotate around the Group, whilst our online services will continue.

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP: See the Service Schedule page for information on our temporary reduced pattern of Sunday services and the times and places where churches are open for Private Prayer 

Publications

Some village and parish magazines are now available online while they can’t be distributed in paper form

Our Group of Churches

Join us for Morning Prayer - online 9am Monday to Saturday

We will be leading a virtual service of Morning Prayer at 9am via our Facebook Group six days a week. On Sundays we’ll lead a 10.30am service in the same location and on YouTube (‘Woodbridge Churches Online’)

For Morning Prayer you can simply follow the Facebook Live event, or you can also follow the texts we’ll be using

EITHER: visit the Church of England’s website

https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

and under ‘More options’ select:

·        Type of Service: Contemporary (Common Worship)

·        Time of Day: Morning Prayer

·        Date: today’s date

This option is free to use

OR: download the app ‘Daily Prayer: from the CofE’ from the AppStore
or Play Store – this requires a subscription of £1.49 per year.

Either of these will present you with the text of the service. We don’t use all the text, which is designed for a full-on cathedral experience, so we’ll miss some bits out, but we’ll aim to tell you where we are jumping ahead to!  There are some texts to join in with, a Psalm (or a portion of one), a couple of Bible readings, and most importantly time for prayer. We will have some pre-prepared prayers, but we will also give you some times of silence and may prompt you to pray your own prayers against particular topics. You could also type prayer requests in as comments during this time, but be aware that these will be publicly visible so ensure that any individuals named are OK with this before you do so.