ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Rev Michael McHugh email@example.com
Rev Colin Heber Percy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonny Buxton email@example.com
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.
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.
SHALBOURNE CHURCH NEWS MAY 2022
A full church, bursting at the seams has been a distance memory at St Michael's, but now it is back again. We have been celebrating Easter and the Bartholomew wedding with crowds.
The Church looked wonderful with really special flowers laid on by Donna Scott and her flower angels. Special mention to Lizzie Shaw Hardy again who did so much.
Colin reminded us at Easter for all the congregation to 'Remember our Baptisms' This was done from the font surrounded by the children, but then taken by him, with a soaked sprig of rosemary, and spread among everybody in the Church. It was a very special moment for the Easter Communion Service where 75 attended including a good number of local families.
At the Church annual meeting in April all the members of the PCC agreed to stand again for another year.
Our Walk of Witness on Good Friday was to Ham with as many dogs as walkers on a wonderful sunny spring day. We stopped at the four points on the walk and two readers from Shalbourne and Ham told us the story of the crucifixion. Thanks to Ham for providing coffee and hot cross buns after Colin gave us prayers in the church.
Next month envelopes will be attached to the magazine for the annual subs/donation. This year bank details will be shown for online payments to be made.
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