Revd. Sally Wheeler
Message from: Revd. Sally Wheeler, Vicar of Marshfield Benefice
Tormarton is one for four churches in the Marshfield Benefice, within the Diocese of Bristol.
The Diocesan Vision is that our Christian mission is to enable people to:
Connect to God, Each other and our Community
I arrived in the Benefice in 2012 to oversee all four churches and parishes with the help of our lay ministry team of Mike Strahdee, Aurea Hart, Andrew Gammie and more recently Charles Keen.
Together we ensure that services are run throughout the four churches so that there is always a variety of service styles and at least one communion each week in the Benefice.
Tormarton has a special link with West Littleton and they share the Tormarton newsletter. The monthly service pattern ensures that the church services complement each other, so that villagers can attend both churches throughout the month.
We have regular Benefice Services on 5th Sundays and on some special occasions when all four church congregations join together for worship.
Tormarton Church is a very special place where Christian worship has been offered for centuries. It is a beautiful building and churchyard – loved and looked after by volunteers in the village, and this holy space brings pleasure to passing walkers on the Cotswold Way as well as being a centre for regular worship and for celebrating, or commemorating life events.
The monthly pattern of services in Tormarton is:
1st Sunday 10.30am Communion Service
2nd Sunday 6.00pm BCP Said Communion
3rd Sunday 10.30am Informal Morning Worship
Currently children’s work takes place in Marshfield on behalf of the Benefice, however we would love to provide activities and exploration of faith for families within Tormarton too if the interest is there.
There is currently a monthly discussion group – ‘Faith Matters’ (dates, venues and times in Tormarton Newsletter) where we have looked at ‘what Christians believe’, and more recently ‘the 10 Commandments for the 21st Century’. If you enjoy reflecting on faith and big questions, with robust debate and a glass of wine, this is a good place to come!