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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev Jo Reid email@example.com
Jonny Buxton firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The wonderful summer seemed to continue almost since the last magazine edition, day after day a warm clear dawn with a Mediterranean afternoon. It did not suit everyone but it was a treat for most of those who stayed at home.
St Michaels was in fact one of the cooler places however the PCC are still waiting to get the noisy heating contactor replaced before its needed this autumn. Some old furniture has been able to be replaced by gifts kindly made by the family of Professor and Mrs Bastion.
The Countryside Fun day is reported elsewhere in the magazine, only to say it provided a marvellous community event where so many people in the village supported an activity (and raised money) for Shalbourne church.
Services in August have been shared with Ham due to our team clergy shortages. However we were able to welcome Cannon Tony Monds from Salisbury for Holy Communion on 12th August with a congregation of 25.
Ride and Stride takes place this year on 8th Sept. It is a fund raising event run by Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust where locals on bikes or walking call in to Wiltshire churches and raise money by sponsorship. Application forms are available from Jonny Buxton.
The Remembrance Sunday service this year will be at Ham. Other dates for Christmas are being worked out but Shalbourne Carol Service will be on Sunday 15th Dec at 6pm and we are hoping to have a midnight Communion and a service on Christmas Day. Our Harvest Festival will be on 7th October.
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