The Parish of the Woodford Valley with Archers Gate
The Parish of the Woodford Valley with Archers Gate, in the Diocese of Salisbury, lies between the cathedral city of Salisbury and Amesbury. It is an extraordinarily beautiful place. At its heart are some nine small communities which lie on either side of the river Avon. A recent addition is the Archers Gate estate which lies on the Eastern border of the parish just south of Amesbury. We support three beautiful churches: All Saints in Middle Woodford, St Andrew's in Great Durnford and St Michael's at Wilsford. We also use the Bowman Centre at Archers Gate from time to time.
As a parish we are unusual in that we are a United Benefice. There are no parish boundaries between the three church buildings and we do everything together. Folk tend to worship where the service they prefer, or find most convenient, is taking place.
Everyone is always welcome at our services or other activities, so do come.
Our parish magazine, The Bridge, is available free of charge in each of the church buildings.
A short booklet about the Parish is available for download on the Links page.
The Rev Dr Michael Perry