So who are we? Well we’re young, old, black, white, short, tall, male, female, rich, poor, married, single – a right mixed bag really. The only thing you can guarantee we’ve got in common is our shared faith. That’s what makes a church community so special. Everyone is welcome, everyone belongs, everyone is loved.
We come together to learn more about faith, to celebrate it, and to share the good times and the bad.
We try not to be inward-looking, but to instead find ways to share God’s love for all in our wider communities, and to live out our faith in our daily lives, not just on Sundays.
The Vale of Pewsey Team is led by three vicars (there is currently one vacancy):
Canon Rev. Deborah Larkey is the Team Rector, and leads the clergy. Married to Neil, and based at Woodborough Vicarage, they have two children.
Rev. Mark Windsor is a team vicar, a keen sportsman, and is based at the Wilcot Vicarage.
Canon Gerald Osbourne supports the team as Rural Dean.
Not much would get done without the support of Brenda Woodrow; the Parish Administrator at the Team Office in Bouverie Hall.
Youth, Children & Families Team
Known as YACHT, the team plan and run events throughout the year. From Holiday Club in the Summer, to regular Youth Meetings and the ever popular Crib service on Christmas Eve. The team are Rev. Mark Windsor, Vicky Fawdry, Heidi Gorvin, Iain and Jo Gutteridge, aided by many other volunteers, especially at the mammoth summer holiday club. Visit the Youth, Children & Families page for more info on the events.
You don’t need a maths degree to see that three vicars doesn’t cover sixteen churches. They’re good but they can’t be in five churches at once on a Sunday morning! To cover everything else there is a team of ‘Licensed Lay Ministers’ and ‘Lay Worship Leaders’.
There are many other voluntary roles as well; readers; cleaners; flower-arrangers; Church Wardens; sidespersons; caterers; washer-uppers – there’s something for everyone!
The Church of England
The Vale of Pewsey Team is part of the Church of England, in the Diocese of Salisbury. To visit their websites, see the links below: