Related Churches within the area and contact information from external sources such as Crockfords can be found below.
St Bartholomew, Corsham
This place has been a centre of Christian worship for over one thousand years. There was certainly a Saxon church on this site long before the Normans invaded England in 1066 A.D. It is recorded that William the Conqueror granted the church at Corsham to the Abbey of St. Stephen at Caen in Normandy. The present building dates from the middle of the twelfth century, but there have been many changes and additions since then, ending with a major restoration in Victorian times. Church open during daylight hours - free guide available.
St John the Baptist
On Sir Thomas Fowler’s death in the Boer War it was his resolute (somewhat eccentric) sister Jean who for many years managed Gastard House and estate. Whatever her strengths and shortcomings may have been, one action must stand as a lasting tribute: she made possible the erection of St John the Baptist Church, Gastard. Motivated by Christian zeal and a desire to build a memorial to her father, Sir Robert Nicholas, and her brother Sir Thomas, she and her family generously supplemented the nucleus of money obtained from fund raising efforts in the village.
She also donated the plot of land on which the church was erected. On Thursday, 11th July 1912, in the presence of a large company, the formal ceremony of laying the foundation stone took place. Miss Jean Fowler herself laid the cornerstone bearing the date 1912.
St Philip & St James
Construction of St Philip and St James’ Church started in 1866, shortly after the adjacent school had opened.
In 1985 a long-awaited scheme to adapt the building for modern needs was finally undertaken (records show that the scheme had first been formally discussed in 1972!), resulting in internal reordering to create a vestibule, kitchen and cloakroom, choir vestry, and a large upstair meeting room.
St. Anne (Bowden Hill) is one of 5 Churches in the team ministry. The others are St. Bartholomew (Corsham), St. Cyriac (Lacock), St. John the Baptist (Gastard) and St. Philip and St. James (Neston).
Bowden Hill church was built by the elder brother of the Liberal Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone.
St Anne’s Church is currently closed both due to COVID-19 restrictions and structural concerns: please see https://corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk/services/ for alternatives.
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