About the Church

St Michael & All Angels, Shalbourne, Wiltshire SN8 3QH

Shalbourne is one of a group of 11 village parishes in north-east Wiltshire, which form part of the Deanery of Pewsey in the Diocese of Salisbury. The Parish belongs to the Savernake Team Ministry and you can read more about its activities in the monthly newsletter on this page.

Our lovely church is 12th century in origin and has been in continual use (apart from a period of extensive restoration during the 1870s). The tower contains a full (working) set of bells dating from the 1660s and the War Memorial outside has recently been listed Grade II. We have a loyal and enthusiastic congregation and the church can be packed to the rafters for key festivals and concerts. You are most welcome to join us.

More about the building

Team Rector 2

Rev Michael McHugh clergy@savernaketeam.org.uk

Team Vicar

Rev Jo Reid jo.reid185@btinternet.com


Jonny Buxton jjbuxton@btopenworld.com


Jennifer Blake (PCC Secretary) jennikewlogic@aol.com
Dr Trevor King (PCC Treasurer) trevor.king@nhs.net
Mrs Donna Scott (Flower Angels) donnascott@gmail.com


The bells at St. Michael and All Angels have been re-energised, thanks to Ian Dalziel's efforts. Practices are held on Thursdays at about 7.15pm. All levels of ability are welcome, and instruction is provided. Sessions last about an hour and a half, and both apprentice and experienced ringers have been known to slip off to the pub for a pint to reward their efforts.


St Michael and All Angels is open again

On Monday 15th June we were able to unlock the Church but just for individual prayer. This involved working out a risk assessment and providing the necessary equipment and spacing restrictions inside. Cleaners have been busy and the church is now looking its best. Please feel free to go in for prayer and peace and quiet.

Latest news is that the Government has given its consent for small gatherings to be allowed in churches from 4th July. While we await guidance from the Diocese on how this can be safely achieved we are not able to forecast services.


GOOD NEWS. There will be a service of Marning Prayer at 9am on Sunday 12th July. Please follow the safety guidelines.

As soon as we are aware of plans to hold church services we will let you know. Many are still shielding and are anxious, so the popular Sunday Zoom Service from Colin will continue for the time being. Here is the link which is the same each week:

Morning Worship - 11am Sunday June 28th 2020 - Third Sunday after Trinity

To join Zoom Meeting just click:


Or just open the Zoom application, click ‘Join’ and type in the Meeting ID:

777 5227 2323

If you have any questions, do contact me at jjbuxton@btinternet.com 

Or call Colin on 01264 731386

In the meantime, watch this space. We will be gathering to worship again in our church soon, but we need to be patient just a little longer. It will be a gradual reopening during which time we will continue to gather online.  


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