Welcome to Wellsprings Benefice
In the heart of Wiltshire, comprising the parishes of Bulkington, Potterne, Poulshot, Seend and Worton & Marston
While the nation takes measures to combat the spread of Covid-19, we recognise that God is still God and we are still church, whether we’re able to gather together or not.
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 resources if you're stuck at home, for whatever reason:
The readings this Sunday, fifth Sunday of Easter:
Genesis 8. 1-19
Acts 7. 55-end
Psalm 31. 1-5, 15-16
1 Peter 2. 2-10
John 14. 1-14
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 Alison Pratt 01380 726868
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.
The Wellsprings Benefice was formed in November 2017 from the former parishes of Seend, Bulkington and Poulshot and joining with the parishes of Potterne, Worton and Marston to form the new Benefice, which is set within stunning rolling Wiltshire countryside.
Our area is noted for its many springs and wells which remind us of scriptural references to the “living water” we find in Jesus Christ.
Our parishes are situated adjacent to the market town of Devizes. We are surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty mainly given over to farmland and unspoiled chalk downland which is rich in wildlife, history and archaeology.
Our five churches are served by a Team Rector, an Associate House for duty priest, a Licensed Lay Minister, and a number of other clergy and licensed laity, together with the Churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils.
Bulkington - Christ Church
Poulshot - St Peters
This will be a link to the website for this church
Live Morning Prayer:
Monday to Friday 9:00am
Thursday and Friday 6:00pm
Sunday Services 10:00am.