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.
Team Rector 2
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.
Being a short month we have only had three services in the Church. However preparations for Lent events and the advertising for a new team Vicar have kept the PCC busy.
Elsewhere in the magazine are details of the 'Come and See' events in Lent. One of them is being held in Shalbourne. On the afternoon of 28th March the barn at Westcourt Farm is hosting the Flower Arranging course run by Ros Peace.
Both Shalbourne and Ham together with Burbage are working on the advertising profile for their new Team Vicar who is hoped to be in place by about September. The Church Times are due to post the vacancy towards the end of March.
Two members from the Shalbourne PCC are representing the village, Jane Woodroffe and Sarah Davies. The overall co-ordination of the project is being handled by Caroline Cunningham from St Katharines.
Ash Wednesday is on 6th March. An Ashing HC Service will be held on that day at Collingbourne Ducis at 7.30pm. St Michaels Lent Services are as usual with the fourth Sunday shared Service with Ham at Shalbourne. A Mothers Day Cluster Service will also be at Shalbourne at 9.30 on Mothering Sunday, 31st March.
Tickets are now available in Polly's shop for Christopher Burrows's next concert in St Michaels on 6th April. On Sunday 17th March as part of our HC 4pm Service a lady from Wales, Rhys Lloyd, will present St Michaels with a framed copy of her descendants will, one Martha Smith. Afterwards there will be a special tea for everybody.
At five year intervals the Church Electoral Role has to be completely revised and everyone can sign up. This is happening this Easter and Felicity Burrows has distributed to everybody in the village, the appropriate forms. It is just a list of names of people in Shalbourne who feel they are members of our Church. Please ensure the forms are returned to her house or left in the box in the Church.
COME & SEE 2019
A wide range of events, including cinema evenings, pancake racing, a flower arranging workshop, several talks and a puppet show, are scheduled under the church’s ‘Come & See’ initiative which runs throughout March and April. All are within striking distance of Shalbourne. For details visit:
A MUSICAL EVENING
Saturday 6th April 2019, 7pm
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Shalbourne
Christopher Burrows in Concert
Programme to include all time favourites from
The Sound of Music and Les Misérables,
….as well as famous works from the masters such as
Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven.
Tickets £12.50 to include drinks and canapés
Children under 16 free
Proceeds in aid of St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Shalbourne
Tickets on the door (cash only), or in advance from Shalbourne Stores
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