Aldbourne

Services for the Whitton Team of Churches

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St Michael’s Church, Aldbourne – A Church Near You

The Methodist Church in Aldbourne – opens a link to the North Wiltshire Methodist Circuit website.

St. Michael’s C of E (Aided) School, Aldbourne

St Michael’s Church Christmas Fair in Aldbourne Memorial Hall – Saturday 30 November 2-4pm

“Made for an Angel” chocolates are back!

(Order Form/Contact Details here) PDF opens in new window.

An Angel’s chocolatiere

Is making treats you can give and share

If such sweet delights

Are in your gifting sights

Come buy at St Michael’s Christmas Fair…

2-4pm Saturday 30 November, Aldbourne Memorial Hall; profits to St Michael’s Church.

Click on the picture to see the order form and contact details (opens PDF in new window). Order in advance for collection at St Michael’s Christmas Fair, 2-4pm on Saturday 30 November 2019, Memorial Hall, Aldbourne); lots more to choose from at the Christmas Fair!

Further information from: The Revd Karen Rizzello (07882055878).

Reflective Spaces – St Michael’s Church, Aldbourne

A respite from a busy life with contemporary words, quiet songs and moments of stillness. A short act of reflective worship based on materials from the Iona Community, at 7pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

An opportunity to reflect on aspects of Christian teaching and living and to look at our own reflections in the mirror of belief and intention.
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Please come and bring a friend. For further information please contact Revd Karen Rizzello [07882-055878] or Tim Marriott [01672-541734].

Breakfast Church

Breakfast Church is an all age event which takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month at St Michael’s Church, Aldbourne. We meet for breakfast at 10.15am.  During the service (11am – 11.45am) the children are taken out to enjoy activities in the great outdoors. We all meet back in the church at 11.45am for refreshments. Parents are welcome to accompany their child/ren or stay in church for the service. If you decide to stay for the service one of our DBS checked helpers will look after your child/ren and bring them back to the church at the end of the service.

Friends of St Michael’s Church

The Friends of St Michaels Church are a village charity dedicated to ensuring the future of our heritage church building and churchyard for the benefit of the whole community. If you wish to find out more, or become a member, then please pick up a leaflet in the church or contact us at friendsofstmichaelschurch@gmail.com You can also download our information leaflet, with membership/subscription form, HERE. (7 meg PDF opens in new window.)

Community Contacts

There is a nominated contact for each house in the village. This person welcomes newcomers, giving them a village Welcome Pack with details of village amenities. In addition he/she delivers church leaflets, keeps an general eye on their area, and frequently is happy to point a person in the right direction to get specific help. Co-ordinator, Joanna Hobart (540418)

St Michael’s Churchyard Heritage Project

The St Michael’s Churchyard Heritage Project, carried out in 2017 and 2018, has sought to record, as far as possible, the inscriptions on each visible gravestone, building on key details captured in the Wiltshire Family History Society survey carried out in the early 1980s, and the information in St Michael’s Churchyard Burials file, located in the church.

Thanks to the efforts of project volunteers, we now have a comprehensive digital record of burial plot information dating back to the second half of the nineteenth century, including plots for which there are no headstones, as well as photos of each gravestone (from 1677), with full inscriptions, to the extent that these are legible. This digital record is available through the Aldbourne Community Heritage Group website, at http://aldbourneheritage.org.uk/village-history/aldbourne-monuments-digital-record
A book is available for reference in the church that looks at, among other things, various aspects of the project, the history of the churchyard, interesting features of some of the stones and the people that they remember.