Our Churches

There are six churches in the Marden Vale Team

Sunday Worship

Christ Church, Derry Hill will be open for Sunday services from 2nd August. This will be a service of Morning Prayer. There will be a service of Holy Communion on 16th August. There will be a service of Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Foxham on 9th August and a service of Holy Communion on 23rd August. Plans to open St Martin’s, Bremhill will be considered once roof repairs are completed.

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Where a Sunday service has taken place in church, that church building will be closed for 72 hours after the service to minimise the amount of cleaning required. We plan to review safety procedures after each service in response to attendee numbers and behaviours, so please check service details and information on our website, Facebook page and Noticeboard.

Churches

Our main priorities are the health and safety of our community, so things will not be quite the same as usual, but we recognise the importance, for many, of meeting together in worship so have put together a brief explanation of what to expect. See 'Opening Church FAQs' below or the Coronavirus page.

Christ Church Derry Hill

Christ Church Derry Hill

Christ Church is a light and airy Victorian church built in 1840. It stands in the heart of the village between the vicarage, the primary school and the village hall. The church is open every day and the handsome spire is often lit at night through sponsorship and can be seen from many miles away.

St Martin's Bremhill

St Martin's Bremhill

St Martin’s Church was built c.1200. It was altered in 1850 and 1864 with only the tower and other perpendicular work left untouched and has a square 14th century tower. William Lisle Bowles (24 September 1762 – 7 April 1850) was an English poet and critic and in 1804 became vicar of Bremhill.

St John the Baptist Foxham

St John the Baptist Foxham

The parish church of Saint John the Baptist was designed by the Gothic Revival architect William Butterfield and built in 1878-81. It includes a stained glass window made in about 1855 that was part of the east window of St Martin’s parish church, Bremhill.

St Mary the Virgin Calne

St Mary the Virgin Calne

St Mary the Virgin stands proudly on the site of an earlier Saxon Minster. Its outer appearance, a skillful blend of stone masons’ art of five centuries, is Perpendicular, a feast of embattled parapets and pinnacles. A mighty 17th Century North Transept Tower replaces the fallen crossing tower.

Holy Trinity Quemerford

Holy Trinity Quemerford

This is a truly delightful church set back among trees just off the A4, to the East of Calne centre. Holy Trinity Church was built in the 19th century by the then Vicar of Calne, Canon John Guthrie, to meet the needs of the growing community of Quemerford.

St Peter's Blackland

St Peter's Blackland

St Peter’s Church dates from at least the 13th Century. There was a church here at the time of the Domesday survey, when it was described as being in very poor condition. The oldest visible part of the church is the chancel which still has its original trussed rafter roof. The bell that tolls at St Peter’s today has done so for over 300 years.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

The Marden Vale Team Ministry takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. The Parish Safeguarding Policies for Christ Church, Derry Hill; St Martin, Bremhill; and St John the Baptist, Foxham are available in the respective parish churches; from The Vicarage, Derry Hill; and on the website www.mardenvale.org.uk Safeguarding Contact Numbers if you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns: Peter Rigby Parish Safeguarding Officer 01225 704356 - David Stevens Parish Safeguarding Officer 01249 815337 - Rev Linda Carter Team Vicar 01249 817926 - Heather Bland Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 07500 664800

Contacts

Reverend Linda Carter
Reverend Linda Carter
Team Vicar Mardenvale

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