Aldbourne: St Michael, Aldbourne

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St Michael’s Church aims to be a channel of God’s love to the local community and beyond by active involvement in worship, prayer, fellowship and practical help.

The church, with its clock and bell-tower, is a dominant feature above the village green and adjacent to the church-aided primary school. Services are held each Sunday and include a variety of styles of worship. A number of children's groups are run jointly with the Aldbourne Methodist Church; 'Messy Church' which began in autumn 2010 has proved highly enjoyable.

St Michael’s is one of six churches in the Whitton Team with joint confirmation classes being held across the Team. St Michael’s also has a covenanted relationship with the local Methodist church. Joint activities include regular combined services, the Sparklers group for pre-school children and their mums, harvest appeals, a summer fete and a float in the annual village carnival.

About our building

It is thought that a wooden church may have existed in Aldbourne as early as the 7th or 8th century and the Domesday Book (1086) records that the church held two hides of land, sufficient for two plough teams, to provide for the church and priest. There is evidence that a Norman church was built in the twelfth century and in the reign of Henry III (1215-72) the church was completely rebuilt possibly following fire. In 1865 a major restoration was begun which was dedicated by the Bishop of Salisbury in 1867. More recently, the chancel was re-ordered in the late 1980’s when the altar was moved from the East End and the church redecorated throughout.

A separate charity, the Friends of St Michael’s now raises money specifically for the fabric of the church and a team of people from the village contribute to the maintenance of the church building and churchyard.

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Revd Simon Weeden (Team Rector)
Revd Candice Marcus (Team Vicar)
Revd Sue Rodd (NSM Team Vicar)

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Holy Communion
Every second Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Holy Communion
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Informal Morning Worship
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly


Morning Prayer & Bible Study
Every Thursday at 8:00 AM



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
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Incumbent: The Revd Simon Andrew WEEDEN
Team Vicar: The Revd Susan Eleanor RODD
Team Vicar: The Revd Candice Ann MARCUS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9698
Archdeaconry: WILTS (344)
Deanery: MARLBOROUGH (34404)
Benefice: Whitton (34/378CX)
Parish Legal Name: Whitton (340620 )
CofE Church Info: (634554 34/554)
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The current editor is: Paul Trickey

This page was last updated on Monday 3rd April 2017
Aldbourne: St Michael : Crooked Corner, Aldbourne, Wiltshire, SN8 2EL


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