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 what’s going on across the area in the Ministry Team-sheet and more about the Parish in the monthly newsletter on the Services 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.
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Rev Michael McHugh email@example.com
Rev Jo Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonny Buxton email@example.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.
April has been a busy month at St Michael's. Christopher Burrows completely filled the Church with his organ and keyboard concert and helped towards our fundraising. We are most thankful to him and the Burrows family who gave us all wine and good eats during the interval.
Easter weekend had three services. The Walk of Witness, which this year started at Ham, the Team Service of Light on Holy Saturday evening, and our Easter Family Communion early on Easter Sunday. Beautiful flower arrangements were in the porch, on the windows and on stands. Many thanks to our Flower Angels. Ham were due to join us but then organised their own service, however, as it was, we were almost 100 in the Church.
Ride and Stride this year will be held on Saturday 14th Sept. Anyone interested should get an application form from me. Shalbourne Collection Concert rehearsals have started and their concert will be at 4pm on Sunday 19th May. A special service will be held at Tidcombe Church on Saturday 18th May to celebrate the completion of their roof repairs and replacement of their lead that was stolen.
The 13th May is the due date that a shortlisting of applicants for the position of our new Vicar takes place. Our first wedding of the year will be on Saturday 25th May. Two other dates are the APMC (annual PCC meeting) will be in the Church at 5pm on 9th May and the PCC have organised a Church fundraising late afternoon Bridge Party at Westcourt Farm on Tuesday 14th May.
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