About Us

About us

We are located in the beautiful Kennet Valley, and seek to serve the needs of today's community whilst appreciating the special heritage of our historic village and church building. With a blend across the month of traditional and more contemporary worship, we want to be a church for all sections and ages of the community.

We are one of 6 churches in the Whitton Parish (named after Whittonditch, on the edge of Ramsbury, in the centre of the Parish). Our daughter church of St Michael, Axford also offers worship at the major festivals of the year.

The earliest written history of Ramsbury can be traced from the Saxon era when the bishopric of Ramsbury was created in 909 AD.

In Saxon times, Ramsbury was an important location for the Church, and several of its early bishops went on to become Archbishops of Canterbury. In 1058 it was joined with the bishopric of Sherborne to form the diocese of Sarum and the sees of Sherborne and Ramsbury were removed to Old Sarum in 1075 and thence to the present cathedral site in Salisbury in 1225.

Although no longer a diocesan see, the bishopric of Ramsbury has been (since 1974) an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England in the Diocese of Salisbury.

Please see our 'News' and follow the 'Picture Gallery' link on the right to see photos of the Holy Cross 1100th Anniversary of the Bishopric of Ramsbury Celebrations.