Welcome!

We are here to serve the combined Anglican churches of Corsham, Neston and Gastard.  (With effect from 1st March 2024, the parish of Lacock with Bowden Hill has joined a new grouping with St Peter’s Chippenham). Our main aim is to grow followers of Jesus Christ through three key areas of activity which build upon each other, and which encourage us to look up, in and out:

  • Growing in God (or looking up). We will be committed to being disciples of Jesus through prayer, Bible study and an active Christian life.
  • Growing in Love (or looking in). We will model Christian love towards each other, creating attractive and hospitable communities of faith where people feel at home.
  • Growing Community (or looking out). We will engage with our communities, seeking to be a Christian influence and encouraging people to follow Jesus.

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You can keep up-to-date with what’s happening in our Team News publication, and joining in with our activities; we also offer a wide variety of services for all ages.  We look forward to meeting you in person!

There a wide variety of external sources in our Useful Links area and in particular should you need help with your faith please see our Growing In Faith section.

We also have a wide selection of ministers and other laity who help keep our parishes running, refer to our contacts section for more information

Revd  Dr Andrew Johnson
Team Rector

News

Updated 6 Apr 24

The latest news can be read in Team News which can be found at: TEAM NEWS. 

Please see our Services page for the latest details of public worship services within the Team.  Please note these details are subject to change. 

Clergy availability this week: Revd Andrew is taking his usual post-Easter break from
6-13 April inclusive, returning to work on Sunday 14 April. During his absence Revd
Victor Howlett is kindly available should you need to contact a member of the clergy
(email associateminister@greatercorshamchurches.org.uk or telephone 01225
819954).

Our Pilgrim Course on The Lord’s prayer continues with the final section on 7 April in Corsham at the 10am Team service.
Our Summer Sermon Series across our Team, “Tenants of the King”,  will take place on the first Sunday of May, June, July and August. We will look at how we can reconcile contrasting pictures of God’s creation and how we can live as responsible stewards in today’s world. What changes must we make, how can we better follow Jesus at this time?  [For more details see Team News 14]
Pilgrim follow-up session on Zoom:
Wednesday 17thApril at 11.30 a.m. Contact Revd Andrew for the link at
rector@greatercorshamchurches.org.uk . (No evening session this month.)

An Invitation to all Parishioners: Tuesday 16thApril 2024, 2:00 pm
The Laying Up of the Brigade Flag of 2nd (National Communications) Signal Brigade.
Please attend and enjoy the ceremony, music and short historic service with
HM’s Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, the Bishop of Swindon, Councillors and other
distinguished guests.

Corsham EcoFair, April 20th  Corsham and Gastard EcoChurch groups will have a stall at the EcoFair on 20th April, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you could help staff the stall for an hour, or help with setting up/taking down, please speak to your EcoChurch lead (Don Kent for Gastard, Reg Lambert for Corsham).

Corsham Connections is a new Charity, whose aim is to connect socially isolated individuals with community groups in Corsham to help them overcome their isolation and so improve their wellbeing.  See more info on this page: Corsham Connections

St Bart’ s Thursday Café: This popular event takes place every Thursday morning in church, 10 a.m. until 12 noon. All welcome to share coffee, cake and conversation. 

 

Revision of Electoral Rolls: In preparation for our Annual Parochial Church Meetings
(APCMs) [to be held after the morning service at: Corsham: 21st April; Neston: 28th
April; Gastard 5thMay] the electoral roll for each of our parishes is under revision.
To have your name added to the Electoral Roll please speak to Charles Todd
(Neston), Ivis Thompson (Gastard) or L’nora Olney (Corsham). Please also let us
know if your details need to be updated. To be on the Roll (which allows you to take
full part at the APCM and to be nominated for the PCC etc.) you must be baptised,
and either resident in the parish, or a regular attender at church.

A prayer  for the people of Gaza, from Embrace, the Christian development charity tackling poverty and injustice in the Middle East:  (https://embraceme.org/ )

God of justice and compassion, We cry out to you for the people of Gaza, particularly for the children. We pray for an unequivocal ceasefire and the resumption of aid and food deliveries.
We pray for the unconditional release of all hostages held by Hamas. We pray that those released may find healing and the restoration of hope in the months ahead.
We continue to pray for a safe and prosperous tomorrow for Palestinians and                  Israelis, a future of equal rights for all and an end to the occupation.
We lift Embrace’s partners and their staff before you. We ask that they and all aid workers remain safe and know your peace and protection.
We pray for ourselves, that we may resist hatred, stand for justice, and open ourselves to be channels of your peace. We ask all of this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 

There is also other information on the Wiltshire website: https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/support-for-ukraine

Joint Statement on Ukraine from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York
Statement

2022 02 24 Ukraine Pastoral Letter from the Archbishops    A Prayer for Ukraine

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