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.
SHALBOURNE CHURCH NEWS JULY & AUGUST 2021
Beginning to get into our new routine. We have been lucky to be able to hold our outside singing before entering St Michaels during June. Congregations have also increased which is encouraging. On the 11th July at 11 in the morning we will be holding our Shalbourne Family Service Holy Communion, This time you are invited to bring your dogs and any other family animals to join us, and to whom Colin has offered to give a blessing. Unfortunately cats cannot be welcome. Bring the family too, it will probably be all outside.
The Howard family were out in force with Godparents for the Christening of Rosa on yet another wonderful day on 5th June. Everyone gathered outside and Rosa behaved beautifully.
The Team are running Confirmation classes for any candidates on a course beginning on the 7th September. Please contact Colin.
On 16th October Christopher Burrows is planning to hold a concert in the Church. Starting at 6.30pm tickets will be on the door and in the shop. Depending on the situation, numbers may be restricted.
A fund raising raffle for the Church will be held at the Classic Car Show on 29th August.
On 2nd July Jim Rowell's ashes will be interred in the Churchyard at 4.30pm.
Ride and Stride, biking between Churches to raise money for our Church and the Wiltshire Churches Trust 50/50, will take place on Saturday 11th September. Riders should register and can collect a sponsorship form from me or the shop. Also see Wilts Ride and Stride on the internet.
Rev Colin Heber Percy,
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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