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.



In early December we were let into the news by Jo Reid that at last the team had a new Vicar for Shalbourne lined up, and it was soon announced that Colin Heber-Percy was the one. As part of the Tidcombe team for our Carol Service he was a reader, which was an excellent introduction for him to St Michael and All Angels. The Church was completely full, the choir brilliant and the party afterwards great fun. The spirit of Shalbourne could not have been better shown. Many thanks again to all who participated especially Carolyn Bartholomew, our leader, and Christopher Burrows, the organist.

During December we were also lucky enough to  have Sandy and John Railton lead some of our Advent services. Sandy led the Carol service and also on Christmas Day. We had Gerald Osborne lead our Midnight Mass. December is always a busy month . We had Derek Moody's Thanksgiving, Rich Barker's Crib service and the school's Nativity Play and Carol Service. All were very well attended. Somehow the car park stood up thanks to Bartholomew mud mats kindly laid.

The New Year was welcomed in with all six of our bells ringing with the service organised as usual by Ian Daziel. Soon after was the Thanksgiving for the life of Lindsay Symon, with yet another bursting church of family and friends.

Colin Heber-Percy had his Installation Service at Burbage All Saints. A wonderful, large service with participation by members of our PCC. He will be leading his first service at Shalbourne for the joint Matins with Ham at 11am on Sunday  26th Jan.

Timings for our services are slightly changing. The second Sunday  in the month HC and the joint 4th Sunday with Ham, in the future, will both  be held at 9.30am in the morning. 


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