ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Rev Michael McHugh email@example.com
Rev Colin Heber Percy,
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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.
CHURCH NEWS APRIL 2021
At last light at the end of the tunnel. As the climax to Easter has occurred so decisions to start to use Churches in our deanery are being made.
A Palm Sunday Evensong service was taken by Colin and on Easter Sunday we will be having two Services. At 6am, with a firepit, we will gather outside with Colin to see in the Easter dawn and later at 11am we will be having a family service with Rev'd Tim Novis, the senior Chaplain of Marlborough College. Hopefully we will see some families from the village who have been denied any services at our Church for four months.
Restrictions for social distancing will still apply so our maximum numbers will be about 40 if we go inside the Church. The team zoom Service will continue to be held at 11am on every Sunday. Sadly we are not able to carry out the walk with our cross to Ham on Good Friday.
We are now able to pursue the next task on our Q5 inspection report we completed in 2019. It is to replace all the gutters and downpipes on St Michaels. Our architect is drawing up the schedule of works which will be tendered soon and be in hand during the summer.
We are holding our annual meeting (APCM) in the Church on 15th April at 7pm, everyone is welcome to attend.
Martin Wild has had a beautiful cherry tree planted in his memory to the left of the entrance gate replacing the old tree. Thank you to the family for arranging this, and James has done a very good job giving the annual pollard to three of the lime trees. The churchyard fence onto the Mill has been kindly repaired by Jem Fawcus, the new owner.
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