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About the Church

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

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.

More about the building

Team Rector 2

Rev Michael McHugh clergy@savernaketeam.org.uk

Team Vicar

Rev Jo Reid jo.reid185@btinternet.com

Churchwarden

Jonny Buxton jjbuxton@btopenworld.com

Administration

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

BELL-RINGING

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.

CHURCH NEWS

NOVEMBER 2018

The Church looked really wonderful with flowers and produce for Harvest Festival. Many thanks to Donna Scott and her helpers. It was a Lay service for Shalbourne and so five from the village put the short service together. But the numbers attending were disappointing. The School did have their own Service before, but even so our numbers at under 30 were very low. Previously we have had up to 150 with masses of village children. After all it is probably the most important Sunday service less Christmas and Easter.

Dates for December services are being finalised and we have the School Nativity Play on 12th Dec at 5pm, Our Carol service on 15th Dec at 6pm, the School Carol service on 20th Dec at 1.30pm, the Crib service on 24th Dec at 3pm. On Christmas Day the Family Holy Communion service will be at 09.15am.

The Church was full for Martin Wild's Thanksgiving. People from far and wide and many from the village had standing room only. Jo Reid took a marvellous service, d readings and tributes were given by the family and friends.

The final result for Ride and Stride was £1465 sent to the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust of which 50% will be returned to our account. Thanks to all subscribers and riders including Polly and Martin. 

This year Remembrance Sunday on 11th Nov will be held at Ham starting at 10.45am. Being exactly 100 years to the day of the Armistice and end of WW1 it will be a particularly important service. Names of the fallen will be read out and wreaths will be laid. The Burrows family are hosting a curry lunch in the Plough Pub afterwards.

Rehearsals for the Carol Service are planned to be on Monday 3rd and Monday 10th December at 7.00pm in the Church.

JJB

 
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