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 Brinkworth, Dauntsey, Garsdon, Great Somerford, Lea and Little Somerford offer a variety of worship styles from traditional Book of Common Prayer through to very informal contemporary praise.
Following the Government’s announcement on March 23rd 2020 our church buildings are regrettably closed and inaccessible to the public until such time as we are permitted to open them again. Churchyards remain open, but social distancing must be observed.
Weddings and baptisms are also suspended. Funerals will be either at a crematorium (conducted in accordance with their current requirements), or a simple graveside ceremony for churchyard burials. Unfortunately no church funeral service is possible at this time, but we will offer you a memorial service at a later date.
Virtual Sunday Worship
Visit our new dedicated page Virtual Sunday Worship for details of our online services which will run while Sunday services are suspended
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
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
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
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.