We are here to serve the combined Anglican churches and the wider communities of Corsham, Lacock, Bowden Hill, Neston and Gastard. Our main aim is to grow followers of Jesus Christ through three key areas of activity which build upon each other, and which encourage us to look up, in and out:
Growing in God (or looking up). We will be committed to being disciples of Jesus through prayer, Bible study and an active Christian life.
Growing in Love (or looking in). We will model Christian love towards each other, creating attractive and hospitable communities of faith where people feel at home.
Growing Community (or looking out). We will engage with our communities, seeking to be a Christian influence and encouraging people to follow Jesus.
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!
There a wide variety of external sources in our Useful Links area and in particular should you need help with your faith please see our Growing In Faith section.
We also have a wide selection of ministers and other laity who help keep our parishes running, refer to our contacts section for more information
Revd Dr Andrew Johnson Priest in Charge (Team Rector)
The Family Service at Corsham on 26 Feb will take place in the Corsham Town Hall, rather than St Bart’s. The Young Church Bubble is leading this service and is keen to again have a successful “different” type of service to follow on from The Harvest Service, the Pets Service and the Grand Parents and Grand Children’s Service. A quick search on the Internet will show that across the country churches of all denominations are now using this service as a popular means of reaching out to its church members and the Community. So why not Corsham?
Services of this type are mainly based on Jesus after the Resurrection cooking Breakfast on the beach and sharing d it with his fishermen disciples. The Bible shows many instances where Jesus shared food, for example The Feeding of the 5000, The Wedding at Canaan, and the Last Supper. All that this Service is about is SHARING. We will SHARE Breakfast, Fellowship, and Worship with each other. Chat, sing, pray and enjoy a You Tube clip or two that show the meaning of SHARING. Do please come along at 9.45 am to the Town Hall to SHARE, meet, greet and maybe laugh with the people of our Church and Community.
A 6-week course entitled “The Joy of the Gospel” will be held on Mondays in St Aldhelm’s Church and is repeated on Thursdays in St Patrick’s Church Hall at 10.30am. Week 6 (10 Apr) will only be held once, at St. Aldhelm’s church hall.
Monday: 7:30pm (Refreshments 7:00pm)
6th March – week 1
13th March – week 2 – Church Hall
20th March – week 3
27th March – week 4
3rd April – week 5
10th April – week 6 (no Thursday repeat)
St. Aldhelm’s Church
Corsham. SN13 9BS
Thursday 10:30am (Refreshments 10:00am)
9th March – week 1
16th March – week 2
23rd March – week 3
30th March – week 4
6th April – week 5
St. Patrick’s Church Hall
Corsham. SN13 9LG
Week 1 – The Joy of the Gospel
Speaker: Revd Cathy Arscott – St. Aldhelm’s Church
Week 2 – The Church’s Missionary Transformation
Speakers: Mary Jose – St. Patrick’s Church (Monday)
Revd Andrew Johnson – St. Bartholomew’s Church (Thursday)
Week 3 – Amid the Crisis of Communal Commitment
Speaker: Mary Jose – St. Patrick’s Church
Week 4-The Proclamation of the Gospel
Speaker from the Baptist Church
Week 5 -The Social Dimension of the Gospel
Speaker: Christine Harvey – St. Patrick’s Church
Week 6 – Spirit Filled Evangelisers
Speaker: Revd Andrew Johnson – St. Bartholomew’s Church
A 5-week course is available on Wednesday evenings at Lacock Vicarage at 7.30pm starting 8th March. This Lent course is themed around our diocesan vision, ‘Creating connections’, and leads participants to consider what it means to be a disciple connected to God, each other and our communities.
WEEK 1 – What do we mean when we call God Father?
Bible study written by The Very Revd Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol Cathedral
WEEK 2 – How now shall we live?
Bible study written by The Rt Revd Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol
WEEK 3 – Holiness
Bible study written by The Ven Christine Froude, Archdeacon
WEEK 4 – Our identity in Christ
Bible study written by The Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon
WEEK 5 – I am who I am
Bible study written by Revd Canon Derek Chedzey