ABOUT OUR CHURCH
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 its activities in the monthly newsletter on this 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.
CHURCH NEWS DEC 2021
Christmas Day service at Shalbourne will be at 11am and will be held by Colin.
We will also have, on Christmas Eve, a Candle Lit Mass at 11pm led by Tim Novis from Marlborough College, and at 3pm we will have our children's Crib Service led by Rich Barker.
Other dates are 7th and 9th December for the School Nativity Play productions at 5.30pm, and the Shalbourne Candlelit Carol Service at 6pm on the 19th including mulled wine after.
The traditional New Year's Day Bell Service will be held at 12 noon on 1st Jan 2022 with Allan Deboo.
The work on St Michael and All Angels replacement of all the rainwater goods has been accepted to be done early in the New Year, probably in March. Use of the Church should not be interrupted by the work.
The Church was filled for a double Christening for the Fisher family with many Godparents and friends on Saturday 13th November for their grandchildren, Oscar Fitzgerald and Scarlett Hager.
Our beautiful Advent Ring has appeared yet again. This has been an annual gift for our Church made by Jette Finlay-Heath in the village now for 40 years! We cannot thank her enough.
Remembrance Day Service this year was shared with Ham but a special thank you to Lizzie Shaw Hardy for the beautiful poppy arrangement over the front door of our Church.
Rev Michael McHugh firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev Colin Heber Percy, email@example.com
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Bell - Ringing
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.
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