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.
CHURCH NEWS OCTOBER 2019
During the holidays St Michael has welcomed from the Team, Sandy Railton and Michael McHugh, who took a Holy Communion in the afternoon. Just one Lay Family Service has been taken by Rich Barker. Hopefully as we start October our services will return to our normal Rota.
As a reminder, the first Service of the month is our Family Service, very much children orientated; the second Sunday of the month is our quiet Holy Communion, without hymns. The third, again Holy Communion this time with music and hymns; Fourth Sunday, often swapped with Ham, is our Matins Service.
These days Family Service and Matins often have to be taken by members of the Village.
We started the work on the O5 Church inspection when Rich Barker and I ascended the Tower with brushes and tools. The good news is that it is all in very good condition and just needs small repairs and has had a good clean up. One bell is waiting an expert repairer to replace a wooden piece.
The Howard wedding filled the Church with flowers and a happy congregation.The Service was taken by Jo Reid and had a particularly nice Service Booklet with a description of St Michael's history written by Alan Deboo on the back. This was a very nice touch from the Howard family.
At the time of going to press the Car Show looms and we are all hoping for the weather to improve. The Church raffle will be situated in a tent beside the Tea/Cake stand.
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