The Benefice of North Bradford-on-Avon was created in May 2010 and consists of the parishes of Christ Church (Bradford-on-Avon), St James (South Wraxall), St Nicholas (Winsley) and St Peter (Monkton Farleigh).
Tuesday 17th november 2015 was the occasion of the licencing of Keith Charnley and Ruth Mecredy as Associate Priests in their respective benefices. Keith and Ruth were licenced by the Bishop of Ramsbury, Edward Condry in St Nicholas Church Winsley. Folk from both benefices (North Bradford on Avon and Villages and Broughton Gifford, Great Chalfield and Holt) were there to witness the latest step in their journey of service in the church.
Ruth Mecredy and Keith Charnley
The hymns, which were chosen by Ruth and Keith, were: Be Thou My Vision, Water You Turned into Wine, Bless the Lord, O my Soul, Holy Spirit Living Breath of God and O Lord My God, When I in Awesome Wonder. The organist David Mitchell was joined by musicians from St Nicholas and Christ Church music groups.
Following the service, there were refreshments in the Church Hall and Ruth and Keith cut a beautiful congratulations cake.