News & Notices

Welcome to the website for the Whitton Team in the Diocese of Salisbury.

Notices, Collect & Readings for Sunday 21 February 2021

Lent Resources: We have produced a variety of resources as we ‘Journey through Lent’ together. For further information visit our Resources & Links page

Church closures: Our buildings are, sadly, currently temporarily closed for both private prayer and public worship. Please help us by spreading this information as widely as possible, especially to those who do not receive these notices electronically. Please also be aware of those who may need additional pastoral care because of these measures, and help us as we try to care for everyone as best we can during lockdown. Churches will be re-opened for both services and private prayer as soon as we are safely able to do so.

Sunday Services

10am Holy Communion Services will now be live streamed and available by phone or Zoom. There will be no Facebook livestream but the 10am service will be recorded and put up on Facebook later @WhittonTeamNews 11.30am Phone in / Online Morning Worship on Zoom. Please note Communion and on-line Morning Worship have different numbers. Full details on the Services page.

We’re always here to support you; please contact one of the clergy or Lay Pastoral Assistants if we can help in any way. Please email helpline@whittonteam.org.uk with any requests for prayer and/or practical help at this time. We are here to serve you!

Pastoral Care

We are committed to continue providing spiritual and pastoral care for all who live in our communities.

  • Revd Beth Hutton 01672 520235 rector@whittonteam.org.uk
  • Revd Rhona Floate 01672 540523 rhonafloate@aol.com
  • Revd Sue Rodd 01672 541571 revsuerodd@btinternet.com
  • Parish Administrator 01672 520963 teamoffice@whittonteam.org.uk
  • Estrid Eyles (Lay Pastoral Assistant) 01672 520789
  • Marianne Adey (Lay Pastoral Assistant & Safeguarding Officer) 01672 540629

Please email helpline@whittonteam.org.uk with any requests for prayer and/or practical help. Email pcc@whittonteam.org.uk to be added to our mailing list.

Whitton Team – Safeguarding Policy

Please click here to visit the Whitton Team Safeguarding Policy page.

Please click here to read the Whitton Team Ministry Safeguarding Policy (PDF opens in new window)

The Whitton Team Benefice PCC has formally adopted the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy Statement. The Team’s designated Safeguarding Representative is Mrs Marianne Adey. Any queries should be addressed to her or to a member of the clergy.

Urgent Swindon Food Collective Appeal & Assistance

How can you help? We have a special appeal page. Click here

Swindon Food Collective

There are food donation collection baskets in the porches at Aldbourne, Baydon and Ramsbury and at Aldbourne Stores.

Information on donating funds to the Swindon Food Collective is on their website.

“Feeding the Five Thousand”

The churches have made contact with Swindon Food Collective, who would be prepared to help us with food parcels for anyone who is currently having difficulty in paying for basic food. There is also local funding available to help with this, in addition to the sterling work already being done by Parish and County Councils and volunteers in the villages. Please contact the Revd Sue Rodd on 01672 541571 if you are aware of someone in this kind of need, or email helpline@whittonteam.org.uk

Whitton Team News on Facebook

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You can find and follow the Whitton Team on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WhittonTeamNews

Whitton Wonderings on Facebook

Short video reflections about life, the universe and everything from a faith perspective, can be found on Whitton Team News, our Facebook page, at 11am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and remain available to view when it suits you. You do not need a Facebook account to watch these, but if you are on Facebook, please click on the reactions, comment and share it with friends. Contributors are drawn from our Worship Leaders, lay and ordained.

Praying round the Parish

Just a reminder that on Facebook each day, we nominate a small set of roads from our six villages, as well as some of the groups within them, suggesting that we particularly remember the people in them in our prayers that day. In the course of a month we cover the whole Parish. After you pray, perhaps ring someone you know in one of those roads or groups and check they’re OK – and maybe add some practical help to your prayers? PDF showing places and groups of people (opens in new window)

Grapevine

Grapevine is the Diocese of Salisbury’s newsletter, sharing stories of lives transformed in Christ from around Dorset and Wiltshire. Please visit the Diocese of Salisbury website for the latest Grapevine. Current copies can also be found at the back of each church.