We are here to serve the combined Anglican churches and the wider communities of Corsham, Lacock, Bowden Hill, Neston and Gastard, where our main aim is to grow followers of Jesus Christ.
You can keep up-to-date with what’s happening in our monthly and weekly Newsletters, the Rector’s News, and joining in with our activities; we also offer a wide variety of services for all ages. We look forward to meeting you in person!
Priest in Charge (Team Rector)
The proposed interviews for the Team Vicar/Deanery Missioner post will not be taking place this week as planned as only two applications were received, and in neither case were the candidates suitable for further consideration. The person who was previously shortlisted in June had in the meantime decided to withdraw, not because of the delay, but because they felt on reflection that the post was not the right one for them. The Team Council will be meeting on Tuesday 30 September as previously arranged, so if you have any reflections on this latest setback please let your church wardens know so they can represent your views. The Area Dean and Archdeacon are aware that we are meeting next Tuesday, and are keen to hear our reflections on where we go from here, but clearly we need to revisit the form the post takes, and also consider the implications of this further setback for our Team. Please do pray that we can discern God’s will in all this, as I do believe he has plans to give us a hope and a future as a Team, but they are rather difficult to discern at this moment in time.
As one of the local events to commemorate WW1, Corsham Area Heritage and the Ad Hoc Theatre Company have collaborated to bring together a WW1 Concert on Saturday 18 October, at Corsham School at 7pm . A programme of the songs of the time, sung by three local choirs, and recollections found in letters written from soldiers at the Front and from home, gives us a picture of how people lived through that period. Some of the material relates directly to the town and is demonstrated by period photographs of Corsham, loaned from the Civic Society’s collection, and Corsham School is providing much of the art work. (Tickets £5, available from the Corsham Tourist Information Office in the High St).
Please join us in an opportunity for a good evening of singing, and some reflections on Corsham’s contribution to the war effort.”