Welcome to Wellsprings Benefice
we are one community that worships together across five unique and inspiring churches In the heart of Wiltshire, comprising the parishes of Bulkington, Potterne, Poulshot, Seend and Worton & Marston
These rules take effect from Sunday 24th October, 2021
There is no need to pre-book to attend services
Please continue to sign-in at services using the sign-in sheets or QR code
Use of hand sanitiser is also recommended
Masks are to be worn whilst inside the church building
Masks are to be worn for communal singing
If the church is particularly full, then the presiding minister may request that some of the day’s hymns are said, rather than sung
Alternate pews to be used where possible
There will be a designated area in each church for clinically vulnerable people.
Each church will also have place markers that you can use to keep extra distance between you and the person next to you, if you would prefer that
Communion wafers will be intincted with wine and will be administered in pews
The sign of the peace will continue to be socially distanced
Refreshments will not be available after the service
Starting on Saturday 8th January, and then every Saturday, at 5:30pm at Poulshot Village Hall.
Gathering on the Green, Marston
Open for private prayer !
“I was glad when they said unto me, “let us go to the house of the Lord.”” (Psalm 122 v1)
Seend, Potterne, Poulshot, and Bulkington churches will be open for private prayer from Sunday 5th July from 9-5pm. The churches will then be locked for cleaning and will re open the following Sunday.
We are following the guidance laid down by the Government regarding social distancing . Please use the hand sanitiser on entry and only sit where directed.
Worship From Home
Some useful links:
Pray as you Go https://pray-as-you-go.org has daily prayer you can listen to.
Every day the Church of England website publishes a prayer for the day https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-daily-prayer/todays-prayer
Sunday worship on the BBC can be found here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds
There is also the daily service here on Radio 4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wzfs
Some reflections from Salisbury Cathedral https://www.sarum.ac.uk/category/sarum-blog
Church of England resources:
You may also be interested in some of the central Church of England resources:
To light a candle in prayer - click here
There are also more worship resources - click here
For advice on Spiritual Communion during the Coronavirus outbreak - click here
Above all; we pray for all those who are concerned with making decisions about the Corona virus, those involved in front line healthcare and those who are already ill. Keep safe and please do get in contact with us if there is anything we can do to help.
The Wellsprings Benefice Team Ministry is committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims of domestic abuse, and vulnerable adults.
We have adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England website via this link.
If you have a safeguarding issue then please contact our local safeguarding officers for the Benefice:
Mrs Sarah Leckie 01380 739064
Mrs Liz Futter 01380 828485
or the Rector
Revd Ali Bridewell 01380 739064
If you want to speak to the Diocesan safeguarding team or someone outside the church then you'll find the Salisbury Diocese safeguarding contacts via this link to the Salisbury Diocese web page.
You'll also find the Wellsprings Benefice safeguarding page right here and via the menu at the top of the site under More information.
Welcome to the Wellsprings Benefice Website
Thank you for looking at our website
My name is Ali Bridewell and I am the Rector of the Wellsprings Benefice
We are one community that worships together across five unique and inspiring churches in the heart of Wiltshire, comprising the parishes of Bulkington, Potterne, Poulshot, Seend and Worton & Marston
We want to love and follow Jesus, and build our local community sharing Christ’s transforming love where everyone’s welcome, everyone matters, and everyone’s involved.
Everyone is welcome, we want to be churches that are easy to join and we want this to be your home and to feel like you belong here.
Everyone matters those who come to church but also those who live in all our villages. We are here for all of you.
Everyone is involved we want to build communities where everyone pulls together using their gifts and time and talents, and where the faith that is within us is able to spill out and overflow to those around us.
We would love to meet you and hope to see you soon.