Derry Hill: Christ Church, Derry Hill

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The church was originally built as a ‘Chapel of Ease’ for the residents of Derry Hill and Studley; most of whom worked on the Bowood Estate and lived far from the nearest parish church.  The foundation stone was laid on Monday 29th July 1839 and the church was finished and dedicated the following year, the year of Queen Victoria’s wedding and the year in which Rowland Hill introduced his famous Penny Post.
 

The site was donated by Mr Angell of Rumsey House with the cost of building raised partly by subscription and; according to an inscription inside the church; partly by a grant from the Incorporated Society of Promoting the Enlargement, Building and Reparation of Churches and Chapels.   The 3rd Lord Lansdowne provided the spire at a cost of £111-10s-0d. 

The inside of the church has the same light, spacious and airy appearance today as it had in 1840.

In October 2010 at a service of inauguration led by The Right Reverend Stephen Conway, the Bishop of Ramsbury, the parishes of Derry Hill, Bremhill and Foxham combined with that of Calne and Blacklands to form the Marden Vale Team Ministry.

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Reverend Ann Massey
The Vicarage
Church Road
Derry Hill
CALNE
SN11 9NN
(01249) 817926

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Sunday

Holy Communion (BCP) At St Marys Calne
This will now be held at St Marys in Calne
Every third Sunday at 8:00 AM
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion (CW)
Every first and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM
Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion All Age (CW)
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Family Service
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship

Wednesday

Meditation
The new meditation group is now meeting on a weekly basis. If you are coming home from work or have time before or after supper, just pop in. You can join on any Wednesday because we are all beginners! There are no "experts" or "masters", we are all novices and there is nothing complicated, so just turn up.
Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM for 40 minutes
Handbells
We meet to practice our hand bell ringing.� No experience needed!� Just come along if you are interested and give it a try.� There is a small charge of �2 per week per person to cover costs.
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
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Harvest Supper
Harvest Supper 29th September 7pm at Derry Hill Church 2 Course Dinner with entertainment after supper. Tickets £10.00 Call Stephen on 01249 821325.
Friday 29th September 2017 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Kentwood Show Choir
Kentwood Show Choir Saturday 14th October 2017 'The choir with a difference' Doors open at 7pm Tickets £10 includes refreshments Available from Averil Davis and Village shop in Derry Hill. Contact Averil on 01249 814411
Saturday 14th October 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours

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Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

 
     
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Incumbent: The Revd Robert Andrew KENWAY
Team Vicar: The Revd Elizabeth Ann MASSEY (Ann)
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9629
Built: 1840
Architect: Thomas Henry Wyatt
Archdeaconry: WILTS (344)
Deanery: CALNE (34401)
Benefice: Marden Vale (34/220AP)
Parish Legal Name: Christ Church Derry Hill (340487 )
CofE Church Info: (634487 34/487)
Short URL: acny.uk/9629/
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The current editor is: Diane Saxty

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 12th September 2017
 
 
 
Derry Hill: Christ Church : Church Road, Derry Hill, Wiltshire, SN11 9QY

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