Aldbourne

News & Notices

Services for the Whitton Team of Churches

Click here to see the contact details for clergy, the Parish Administrator, Lay Pastoral Assistants and Safeguarding Officer

Please email helpline@whittonteam.org.uk with any requests for prayer and/or practical help. Email pcc@whittonteam.org.uk to be added to our mailing list.

Please click here to visit the Whitton Team Safeguarding Policy page.

Links

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

The Methodist Church in Aldbourne – opens a link to the North Wiltshire Methodist Circuit website. Contact details are also on the the new version of the Aldbourne Net village website

The Aldbourne Net Village website – home page

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

St Michael’s MMXXI Commemorative Altar Cloth Project

To mark these unprecedented times St Michael’s Church is organising the creation of a commemorative cloth for the Lady Chapel altar.
The MMXXI Cloth will comprise over 240 squares, hand-stitched, using cross-stitch embroidery, by (or for) anyone who wishes to remember or thank someone special, or who would like to be part of a heritage project.
Please click on the image below for more information and contact details.

Dear Friends

As part of St Michael’s Church Aldbourne’s fundraising for Lambourn Riding for the Disabled (RDA) we would like to invite you to adopt Harley, a horse who has recently joined Lambourn RDA. Harley is a gentle giant who is already much loved by riders and volunteers and can be safely ridden by riders of all levels and ages.
Adopting Harley for a year costs £15. As an adopter you will receive information about Harley including a photo and a Christmas Card and be offered the opportunity to meet him at an annual open day (when Covid restrictions allow).

To adopt Harley on behalf of yourself or as a present for someone go to

Save the Date! – 10 July 2021 – Aldbourne Combined Churches Fête on The Green

Community Contacts, Aldbourne – please click on the updated list below for a clearer view. See also the Aldbourne Village website https://www.aldbourne.net/covid-19-coronavirus/

How you can help St Michael’s Church Aldbourne

It costs over £1,000 a week to keep our church ticking over. Over 90% of our income comes from donations. If you would like to support our church, you can do so:

1. By payment direct to our bank account, either as a one-off donation, or as a regular gift. Our bank account details are here

2. Standing Order form here

3. By on-line giving through our CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) page –click here for details. Please note that CAF payments are paid to us net of a small administration fee

4. By cheque made out to “Aldbourne Local Church Committee” and delivered for the attention of  Treasurer, St Michael’s Church Aldbourne, c/o The Church Office Back Lane, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wilts SN8 2QH

5. If you are a UK taxpayer and would like us to collect Gift Aid on your gift, please complete this form and send by post “For the attention of  Treasurer, St Michael’s Church Aldbourne, c/o The Church Office Back Lane, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wilts SN8 2QH”, or email to treasurer.smc.aldbourne@gmail.com

All gifts, small and large, are very appreciated. Thank you.

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.)

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.