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.
CHURCH NEWS NOVEMBER 2019
Once again the weather conspired against the Shalbourne Classic Car Rally where the PCC held our raffle. But in fact the very poor forecast did not occur and at least 50 old cars arrived and made a very jolly village party. Thanks go to the hard work by our ticket sellers for our first prize of a wheel barrow full of drink and other goodies. We were able to bank over £700 for St Michael's.
Harvest Festival on 6th October was a complete sell out in the Church. The Flower Angels had done a marvellous job including all the windows and a beautiful entrance display. Juliet Robson was also baptised together with her family attending. Being the first Sunday of the month and our Family Service, Martyn Truran and Carolyn Bartholomew provided the music.
The next Family Service on 3rd November is also with a baptism and will be taken by Lt Col Dowell Conning who is Jo Reid's Cadet Commanding Officer. Remembrance Sunday this year is at Shalbourne at 10.45am on 10th November. We are expecting a large congregation and will be outside at the War Memorial for the Act of Remembrance.
The Shalbourne Carol Service will be at 6.30pm on Sunday 15th December. Once again Carolyn Bartholomew will gather our choir for rehearsals at 7pm on 2nd, 9th and 12th December in the Church. Please use the other announcement in the magazine to contact her about joining the choir.
This year on Christmas Eve our Services will be the Crib Service at 3pm and Midnight Mass at 11.30pm. Christmas Day Holy Communion will be at 9.15am. Shalbourne School services are their Navitiy Play on 12th December at 5pm, and their Carol Service on the 20th December at 1.30pm.
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