St Peter's Church, Willersey Village as the sun sets.
Our parish Church is beautifully positioned at the end of Church Lane and is surrounded by a traditional churchyard.
You can learn much more about the church and its services from
Every Wednesday at 11:00am we celebrate Holy Communion with the traditional language from the 1662 prayer book.
You are always very welcome at our Church. We hope that the love of God will touch your heart during our services.
Do come along and/or drop in for a coffee and a chat from 11:30 to 12:00 noon.
Our vicar is the The Rev'd Scott Watts The New Vicarage, Stratford Road, Honeybourne, WR11 7PP
Tel: 01386 834946 email:
Every edition of our Church and Village News
contains a message from our vicar.
St Peter's in Willersey, St Lawrence with St John the Baptist in Weston-sub-Edge, St Andrew's in Aston Sub-Edge, St Lawrence in Mickleton,
St Ecgwin's in Honeybourne, St Peter's in Pebworth, St Peter's in Dorsington and St.Nicholas' Church in Saintbury are all part of
the Vale and Cotswold Edge benefice.
Enquiries to the Team Rector, The Rev'd Craig Bishop, The Vicarage, Church Street, Chipping Campden
Tel 01386 841927 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vale and Cotswold Edge ministry team includes the Rev'd Dana Delap in Blockley 01386 700676.
The United Benefice of Chipping Campden, Ebrington and Mickleton is also under the care of the Rev'd Craig Bishop.
New Year, new beginnings
I approach the New Year with a mixture of excitement, anticipation and with a bit of nervousness! I look forward it. I love looking at my new diary,
not yet full with commitments, and wondering what events will fill its pages. Some will be happy, things to really look forward to, and some, of course, will be sad.
When I feel that twinge of nervousness, which many of you may relate to, I turn to these words, written many thousands of years ago by the Old Testament Prophet Jeremiah,
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and
come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart…” Jeremiah 29: 11-13 (NRSV) and
those words fill me with hope.
God is Sovereign and whatever the year ahead has in store for us, we can be absolutely confident that God will be with us. This is good news for us as individuals and for our villages and communities.
Over the last six months that I've been with you as your Vicar, I have a growing sense that God has good and positive plans for our churches and communities.
There is something for us to do, though, and Jeremiah sets it out clearly. We are to be a people who pray and who seek God and His will. And what happens
when we do those things? In Jeremiah’s words, God will hear us and we will find Him if we seek Him with all our hearts.
In his Christmas Broadcast to the Empire in 1939, a year overshadowed with troubles of the worst kind, King George VIth quoted these words
from a poem by Minnie Louise Haskins,
‘And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.’
What wonderful words. Even when we walk into the darkness of uncertainty, we do not walk alone. God is with us – that Good News is
at the heart of the message of Christmas, the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, so recently celebrated and so fresh in our minds.
So, I encourage you in the year the lies ahead to ‘put your hand in the Hand of God’ and, if I can help and support you in anyway, regardless
of whether or not you come to church, please let me know.
I wish you a very Happy New Year.
Rev Scott Watts Team Vicar
For more details about our services look on page 8 or 10 of the appropiate Church and Village Newsletter.
Below are the times of all our local Benefice services for January 2018.