During Covid-19

 

Now that our churches are starting to open again, this page is now into abeyance and,

with luck, won't have to be used again.

 

 

For details of future services, please go to the Services page;

for reports on what has happened,please go to the Recent Events  page

and we hope that there will soon be items on the Forthcoming Events page.

 

It's a joy to be back in church again! To read more about going back into church on 12th July, please go to the Recent Events page.

 

 

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Some churches are now open for Private Prayer. 

For up-to-date arrangements, as we receive them, please go to the Arrangements for opening churches page.

 

The Reverend Tony Gilbert has live-streamed a Word for the Day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9am finishing on Friday 17th July. These can be watched on the  Facebook Page or you can read the texts on the Word for the Day page.

 

Look up in Lockdown blog is now completed. The Reverend George Moody is now  writing a new blog called The Rectory Window (therectorywindow.blogspot.com) based on Mark's gospel. It will appear on a more occasional basis.
If you would like to subscribe please click here for instructions. 
 

     

To read the text of the Reverend Tony Gilbert's  address for Trinity 2 (21st June 2020) 

please click here. 

To read the text of the Reverend Tony Gilbert's  address for Easter 7 (24th May 2020) 

please click here. 

To read the text of the Reverend Tony Gilbert's  address for VE day,

please click here

To read the text of the Reverend Tony Gilbert's  address for Easter 4 (3rd May 2020),

please click here.  

To read the text of the Reverend Tony Gilbert's Easter Day address,

please click here.

 

BENEFICE PRAYER

Heavenly Father

In this time of great uncertainty,

we pray for our world, our nation, our villages and our neighbours.

In particular, we pray for those who suffer isolation,

that they may find friendship;

for those who have lost loved ones,

that they may find new hope;

for those whose work does not pay,

that they may find the help they need;

for those risking themselves to help others,

that they may find joy;

for those who give up time to care,

that they may find rest;

for those who have nowhere to go,

that they may find shelter;

for those with responsibility for leadership,

that they may know wisdom;

and for those who have lost all,

that they may find new life.

Finally we pray for ourselves,

that we may know the saving, loving, peace-giving presence of jesus.

Amen

The clergy team suggests that if the people of Benefice reserve this prayer to say at least once during the day on a third hour of the day (3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock! and even through the night - I was surprised to learn how many insomiacs we have in the villages) then you will know that somewhere someone else is saying it to.  This can be a great comfort.

 

Please look at the Three Valleys Team Facebook Page page by following the link. This will show any messages from the clergy; people needing intercessions; live-streaming  of services etc.

(You will need to join Facebook).

 

If you are not a member of Facebook you can still watch some services which have been uploaded but, as yet, we can't show them live. Click here to take you to the jolly website and then go to the ON LINE page. The services can be watched through YouTube: Three Valleys Team.

 

Live Feed instructions:

Go to Facebook;

Search for Three Valleys Team;

Click on the Join button;

Just before any services (see below for advertised times) go to the Three Valleys Team Facebook page again;

click on the notifications icon (a little bell);

Click on Livefeed;

Join in.

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Sunday 19th July 2020 11.00am Benefice Service ‘Rural Mission Sunday’ 

Leigh St Andrew's churchyard.

The theme will be ‘Heaven in the Ordinary’.  

Please bring with you: A garden flower/wild flower

A picnic and hot drink for after the Service (None will be served after the Service)

A garden chair

Parking will be in the Leigh Village Hall car park.

In the event of rain there will be shelter in the churchyard for those attending the service under open sided canvas.

Sunday 19th July 2020 10.00am On-line Holy Communion service via Three Valleys Facebook 

for those who would prefer not to come out yet

Led by the Reverend Anne Budgell.

For text of service please click here.

For text of Eucharistic Prayer  C please click here.

For text of Sermon please click here.

 

Services and happenings from the start of lockdown until 12th July 2020

 

 

Sunday 12th July 2020 10am BCP Holy Communion led by the Reverend Anne Budgell

via Three Valleys Facebook

For text please use the Book of Common Prayer using the template which Anne has made showing which prayers she will be using. 

To read Anne's sermon, please click here

Sunday 12th July 2020 10am Church Services, clergy-led, will be held in

Yetminster St Andrew

Thornford St Mary Magdalene and

Folke St Lawrence

Leigh  St Andrew Churchyard  10.15am lay-led service

  

Friday 10th July 2020 6pm Celtic Compline led by the Reverend Anne Budgell via Three Valleys Facebook

For text click here.

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020 6pm Reflective Night Prayer led by the Reverend Richard Kirlew via Zoom.

For text click here.

 

Monday 6th July 2020 6pm Compline will be led tonight by Tony Gilbert at 18:00.

The text can be found on the C of E website.  link: https://daily.commonworship.com/daily.cgi?today_np=1

 

Sunday 5th July 2020 10am Holy Communion led by the Reverend Anne Budgell via Three Valleys Facebook.

For text please click here

 

Friday 3rd July 2020 Evening Service 6pm - Taizé  - A Service of Music, Word and Silence led by Marianne Mangham.

For text please click here

 

Wednesday 1st July 2020  6pm Evening Prayer led by the Reverend Richard Kirlew.

The order of Service will be displayed on the screen

so it will not be available to download off Facebook or the website.

  

Monday 29th June 2020 6pm Compline (traditional form) led by the Reverend George Moody

For text please click here.

 

Sunday 28th June 2020  10am  Celtic Communion

led by the Reverend Richard Kirlew via Zoom.

For text please click here.

 

Friday 26th  June 2020 Ember Day 6pm 1946 Shorter Prayerbook Evensong led by the Reverend Anne Budgell

For text  please click here

Psalm 51. [David's repentance.]  1-11

Readings:  from NRSV
Judges 6. 25-end (Gideon's call)
Luke 14. 12-24.  A parable against the twisted theology of the Pharisees.

 

Wednesday 24th  June 2020 6pm Reflective Night Prayer led by the Reverend Richard Kirlew via Zoom.

For text please click here.

 

Monday 22nd June 2020 6pm Compline (traditional form) led by the Reverend George Moody

For text please click here

 

Sunday 21st June 2020 10am Eucharist led by the Reverend Tony Gilbert

For text please click here

     

Friday 19th June 2020 6pm St Cuthbert Compline via Three Valleys Facebook

No text available but you may like to read the following:

Cuthbert, a shepherd lad looking after his flock on the Lammermuir hills, had an angelic vision coinciding with the death of Aidan which convinced him that he was meant to follow Christ as surely as the beloved founder of Lindisfarne Abbey. He became a monk at Melrose Abbey, under the guidance of Boisil. Cuthbert later succeeded him as Prior. Later in his life Cuthbert became a dearly-loved bishop at Lindisfarne, from where, until his death in 687, he loved to retreat in solitude to pray and fast on the Farne Islands.

 

Wednesday 17th June 2020 6pm Common Worship Evening Prayer

led by the Reverend Tony Gilbert via Three Valleys Facebook.

For text please click here

 

Monday 15th June 2020 6pm

Compline led by the Reverend George Moody

 via Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here

 

Sunday 14th June 2020 10am

This week it's informal style worship led by George and Alison on Zoom.

Login details by invitation or from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A craft activity for children of all ages: Instructions please click here, craft sheet please click here.

Please note that we cannot record the worship for copyright reasons, though we intend to upload the talk. 

For words of the songs please click here.

 

Friday 12th June 2020 6pm Evensong led by the Reverend Anne Budgell (1946 Shorter Prayerbook version)

 

For text please click here

Wednesday 3rd June 2020 6pm Reflective Night Prayer led by the Reverend Richard Kirlew via Zoom.

For text please click here

Monday 8th June 2020 6pm Compline led by the Reverend George Moody

 via Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here

 

Sunday 7th June 2020 10am Trinity Sunday Celtic Communion

led by the Reverend Richard Kirlew via Zoom 

For text please click here.

 

Friday 5th June 2020 6pm Common Worship Evening Prayer

led by the Reverend Tony Gilbert via Three Valleys Facebook.

For text please click here

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020 6pm Celtic Night Prayer led by the Reverend Richard Kirlew via Zoom.

For text please click here

 

Monday 1st June 2020 6pm Compline led by the Reverend George Moody via Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here

 

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From the Whitsun Festival panel of the Yetminster Millennium Hanging 

(Copyright Yetminster and Hilfield PCC)

Sunday 31st May 2020 10am Pentecost

An Informal Service was led by the Reverend George Moody via Three Valleys Facebook

For text (Welcome to Worship) please click here.

Activity for Sunday morning worship for the young at heart - Holy Spirit fire click here for activity sheet.

Here is a picture of the tongues of flame headband which was the activity in the service.

 

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From the Reverend George Moody: "Looking forward to Pentecost this Sunday, when we recall God's gift of the Holy Spirit. Do join us in a simple act of worship based on our Welcome to Worship liturgy ). We might even get to sing!

As with all technology, this may all go horribly wrong, but I thought I'd try virtual After Church Coffee. At the end of Sunday's worship (or possibly just before - timing is hard) this virtual room will be open for up to 50 members of the TVT Facebook page to chat. Bring a cuppa." 1030 via Three Valleys Facebook .

 

 Friday 29th May 2020 6pm Evening Prayer

led by the Reverend Anne Budgell and Keith Budgell via Three Valleys Facebook

It is a New Zealand version of Evening Prayer. For text please click here.

 

Wednesday  27th  May 2020 6pm Celtic Night Service via Zoom, led by the Reverend Richard Kirlew.

For text please click here 

 

Monday 25th  May 2020 6pm Compline via the Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here

 

Sunday 24th May 2020 7th Sunday of Easter  10am

The Reverend Tony Gilbert led a Common Worship Eucharist via the  Three Valleys Facebook

Please click here for standard liturgy, modified to cope with the current situation and to include some seasonal material.

 

Thursday 21st May 2020 Service of Healing and Reconciliation for Ascension Day via Three Valleys Facebook

For Text please click here.

 

No Evening Services on Wednesday 20th and Friday 22nd May

 

Monday 18th May 2020 6pm Compline via Three Valleys Facebook For text please click here

 

The Reverend Richard Kirlew apologises that Sunday 17th May Rogation  Zoom service didn't happen.

(Apparently more that 30,000 zoom users nationally crashed this morning!) 

A powerpoint presention of the Rogation Day service has been uploaded to 

 Three Valleys Facebook

 

  [For details and winners of the Yetminster Easter Competition, please see the Recent Events page]

 

Friday 15th May 2020 6pm Evensong via Three Valleys Facebook

Wednesday 13th May 6pm Celtic Night Prayer via Zoom. For text please click here

Monday 11th May 2020 6pm Compline via Three Valleys Facebook For text please click here 

Sunday 10th May 10 am the Reverend George Moody will lead an informal Act of Worship via Zoom. 

"Sunday worship is at 10 am as usual but with a difference. We're going to try informal-style worship led by George on Zoom.

A craft activity for children of all ages is available to print (click here) and instructions on how to make it are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaMxNoUTVFQ. You'll need to print in advance. Please note that we cannot record the worship for copyright reasons so sadly you won't be able to catch it later".

Friday  8th May 6pm Evening Service for VE day led by the Reverend Tony Gilbert

via Three Valleys Facebook For liturgy please click here

Wednesday 6th May 6pm Celtic Evening Prayer  via Zoom For liturgy click here

Monday 4th May 6pm  Compline For text please click here

Sunday 3rd May 10am Live-streamed Eucharist via  Three Valleys Facebook

Please click here for standard liturgy, modified to cope with the current situation and to include some of the seasonal material for Easter 4.

Friday 1st May 6pm  Evening Prayer  Click here for liturgy

Wednesday 29th April 6pm Evening Prayer  via Zoom St Catherine of Siena For liturgy please click here

Sunday 26th April 2020 10am Live streamed service via Three Valleys Facebook

To view/print out liturgy click here The music and words of "Jesus Loves Me" are included in the above.

Wednesday 22nd April Zoom 6pm Evening Prayer via Zoom.

Led by the Reverend Tony Gilbert 

Monday 20th April 6pm Compline  For text please click here

Sunday 19th April 10am  Celtic Communion Service   live-streamed via Three Valleys Facebook  Please click here to view/download the liturgy.

Sunday 12th April 2020 EASTER DAY 10.30am for Live Streamed Holy Communion service via  Three Valleys Facebook

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Holy Saturday                                    Easter Day

 

In the porch of St Andrew’s church, Yetminster, a garden for Holy Week and Easter was created.

 

On Good Friday and Holy Saturday more was added and it was beautiful in time for Easter Day

when the stone was been rolled away from the tomb showing the grave clothes neatly folded inside

 

 

Holy Week Garden 1 sm        Easter Garden Good Friday 2020 

Holy Week                                Good Friday

Good Friday Meditations for Website use. Please click here for a printable version (9 pages).

 

Sunday 5th April 2020 Palm Sunday Live Streaming of Palm Sunday Communion Service took place at 10am on Sunday 5th April, led by the Reverend George Moody. You can follow the service through the Facebook page or the jolly website. See above for instructions and links. If you wish to follow the service, the text can be printed by clicking on the links for the 4 pages below and printing using Ctrl+P.

For page 1 of text to follow the service please click here  For page 2 of text please click here

For page 3 of text please click here  For page 4 of text please click here

 

Sunday 29th March 2020 Lent 5 The Reverend Tony Gilbert led a live-stremed service of CW Holy Communion.

Wednesday 25th 2020 March Lady Day. Please click here for a copy of a special service which you can say at home.

Also on Lady Day a live service of BCP Evensong was streamed. Click here if you would like to follow it via Facebook.

 

Sunday 22nd March 2020 Mothering Sunday service was live streamed. It worked well and we are all very grateful to the Reverend George Moody. You can still catch up by looking at the Three Valleys Benefice Facebook Page page by following the link.

 

 

[NB An occasional blog has now been started. These are the instructions for the original daily blog:

The Reverend George Moody started a  daily blog for the Three Valleys Team Benefice  

 

Blog instructions (or you can see it daily on the Facebook Page ) 

 

Go to https://lookupinlockdown.blogspot.com/ ;

 

Click on the subscribe button; Go to your emails;

 

Open the email from Feedburner;

 

Click on the link;

 

Then you will receive it in your in box (currently a day late but that may be fixed).]

 

 

Posies were collected from churches or hand delivered for Mothering Sunday. 

 

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