Children’s Christmas Craft Workshop

There will be a Children’s Christmas Craft Workshop held in All SaintsChurch on Saturday 25th November from 10am— Noon.

Entry is free but children must be accompanied by a adult.

The teddy bear nativity will also be on display.

Advent Service Old St Mary’s Old Dilton

Advent is the beginning of the Church’s year and is the season when we prepare to welcome the birth of Christ at Christmas. We will mark this season with our annual candlelit Advent Service at St Mary’s Old Dilton.

The service takes place on Sunday 26 November and begins at 4pm and there will be refreshments after the service.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Remembrance Sunday 2017

Please note that the Holy Communion service at Holy Saviour, Westbury Leigh will be taking place at the different time of 10.50am.

The Westbury Civic Act of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial in Soissy Gardens.

For more information about the ceremony, please see the Westbury Town Council website.

Dilton Marsh will be holding a Remembrance Service at the Memorial Hall at 10am.

 

 

 

Introducing our new Curate – Melanie Otto

We welcomed Melanie to Westbury in October 2017. We are very pleased that she is joining the White Horse Team.  We’ll let Melanie introduce herself…

Hello! My name is Melanie Otto and I am very excited to be joining you as Curate. I was ordained Deacon in Salisbury Cathedral in June 2016 and served the first part of my training in the Bradford Deanery. That has now ended and I am transferring across to the White Horse Team to complete my curacy.

Coming with me will be my husband Andrew, who is a Science Lecturer at Wiltshire College, and we have three sons, one daughter in law and a cat!

I did my training part time at Sarum College whilst working full time as a Pastoral Officer at St Augustine’s Catholic College in Trowbridge. I loved studying theology and learning about what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century, and the challenge we all face of making our faith relevant to those around us. These challenges are something, I hope, we can explore further together.

In my spare time I like reading, walking, going to the cinema and spending time with my family and friends. I also like gardening and playing my guitar, although I am still very much learning and developing my skills!

Please pray for us over the coming months as I initially commute from Bradford, and then as we settle into life in Westbury. We are looking forward to getting to know you and being part of your family as we all journey on together with God in this beautiful part of Wiltshire.

God bless, Melanie.

All Saints’ Church Christmas Tree Festival 2017

Our popular annual Christmas Tree Festival will be taking place this year from Thursday 30 November until Sunday 3rd December.

Local businesses, groups, organisations and schools are invited to take part. A donation of £25 for businesses and £18 for charities organisations and schools provides an excellent way to advertise your business or group as well of course, getting into the Christmas spirit!

Decoration of the trees will take place on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 November between 1pm and 6pm.

The Church will be open to the public from Thursday 30 November – Sunday 3 December as follows:

Thursday 30 November 6 – 9pm

Entertainment including the Ukulele Group

Friday 1 December 10am – 8.30pm

Evening entertainment including Hilperton Recorders, Steeple Rocks and Bratton Silver Band.

Fairy Light Half Hour 8 – 8.30pm

Saturday 2 December 10am – 8.30pm

A variety of musical entertainment throughout the day.

Fairy Light Half Hour 7 – 7.30 pm

Sunday 3 December 11am – 4pm

2pm – Stories in the Stable

4pm Christingle Service 

There will be refreshments available throughout the Festival.

For more details contact the Team Office

Team Vicar Vacancy November 2017

The White Horse Team Ministry is currently advertising for a new Team Vicar.

A Parish Profile is available from the Team Office

The Interview Panel meet for the shortlisting of applicants on Wednesday 22nd November. A team will be making the arrangements for the familiarisation day and interviews on 11th and 12th December. Please continue to use the vacancy prayer during this time:

Please pray for us as we look for the right person to join us.

Almighty God, giver of all good gifts through your Holy Spirit you call each one of us to ministry within your church; grant us wisdom and discernment in seeking a new Team Vicar to share with us in the White Horse Team Ministry.

Bless the one whom you are calling to join us and prepare us all to pray, serve and grow together, that we may worship you in spirit and in truth; reach out with confidence and compassion to our communities; and cherish all who respond to your invitation to new life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen