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.

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.



Remembrance Service this year was carried out at Ham. John Railton took the Service and Bernard Lane played the organ. The Service was all inside with a full church and included an excellent Last Post and Reveille Bugle from a clever machine brought along by John. Afterwards the Ham Village Hall displayed their WW1 stories of Ham residents and relatives. Names of the fallen were read out and wreaths were placed by Shalbourne, Ham and Tidcombe. Also this year a children from the villages took up special poppies to the alter. 

In Shalbourne 25 residents enjoyed a curry or roast beef lunch in the Plough once again organised by the Burrows family.

The magazine will not be published until next February so the Services on the back page cover December, Christmas, New Year and January. We continue to be short of Clergy and Lay services will be on 2nd Dec  and 27th January. Andrew Blake has kindly agreed to lead the New Years Day Bells Service. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served after.

A special note elsewhere in the magazine highlights our Christmas Services  with the Crib Service at 3pm on 24th Dec and Christmas day Family Communion Service at 9.15am for which we hope we will have a full Church. Sadly we are unable to hold a Midnight Service this year.  

The School Carol Service is at 1.30pm on Thursday 20th Dec and the Village Carol Service at 6pm on Saturday 15th Dec. Carolyn Bartholomew once again will lead the Choir and has rehearsals in the Church on 3rd and 10th Dec at 7.00pm. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served after. 

Copies of the application form for the Parish Giving Scheme have been distributed in the village. We are grateful to those who have already donated.  

Stella Zweck's son Kevin organised a Thanksgiving Service for her life. Many tributes were given recognising her work in the village and local community. Music was provided by Kevin and his family on their instruments and Polly Cox sang. John Railton took the Service.

We have found a new home for the old church keyboard at Shalbourne School.


Date for the diary:


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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