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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.
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.
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SHALBOURNE CHURCH NEWS OCTOBER 2021
We are sorry to hear Jo Reid is taking a break and so the Team looking after our Churches in the Savernake area are one third reduced. This means a few less services in our Church. Zoom Sunday 11am services will continue. Alan Deboo has kindly stepped in and we will be welcoming him first at the Shalbourne Harvest Festival on 17th October at our 11am Family Communion.
This year the Remembrance Sunday Service on 14th November will be held at Ham at 10.50 am. The names from all the villages will be read out as usual.
At the Shalbourne Classic Car Show the PCC held a raffle and had a bric a brac stall making about £800 for the Church. Many thanks to Donna Scott and Rozzie for all the work setting it up, and to those who also helped sell.
As mentioned elsewhere in the News this month our Treasurer has set up a new account in his records for payments to the PCC and money donated. This means, for example, cash payments in the envelopes for the magazine may now be made as direct bank transfers using the new published bank account details.
Maya Pointing and her large family had a lovely Christening at St Michael Shalbourne on Saturday 4th Sept.
We have applied to the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust for a grant to go towards the cost of the work we are planning this winter.
Thanks to Charles Scott we now have received the faculty needed from Salisbury to commence the new gutters around the Church etc. Tenders are now being submitted to our architect from three contractors. We await the consequences of this work being carried out and when.
This weekend we have a village wedding for Nicola Tait and Derk Hartman. On 16th October Christopher Burrows is holding a concert in the Church. Starting at 6.30pm tickets will be on the door and in the shop.