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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.

 
All Sunday services and midweek activities are suspended for the time being during the COVID19 coronavirus outbreak.  The Ministry Team will continue to pray for you at the times when we would have had Morning Prayer and we will arrange for a Facebook Live stream of one of the team leading a form of service on Sundays, starting at 10.30am.  Please sign up for our news updates so we can keep you informed.

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

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

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.