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)
Readings: Zephaniah 3.14-20; Philippians 4.4-7; Luke 3.7-18
8:00am Holy Communion at Corsham
9.00am Holy Communion at Bowden Hill
10:00am Holy Communion at Corsham
10.00am Holy Communion at Neston
10:30am No morning service at Lacock
4.00pm Christingle Service at Lacock
6.00pm Carols at Corsham and Gastard
Bold type denotes a change to normal service pattern
Christmas/New Year: Details of our services over this period are now available. Please see the calendar (top right of the side bar) or visit A Church Near You (https://www.achurchnearyou.com/) or see the December issue of Church News
‘SEEN IN A NEW LIGHT’
On the first Sunday of each month, in St Bart’s, Corsham, at the 10am service we are following a course entitled “Seen in a new light”; a Sunday morning series based on the questions asked at Baptism. This course now pauses over the Christmas/New Year period and resumes on 3 February 2019 when the question “Do you believe in the Holy Spirit” will be under consideration.
Following yesterday’s Remembrance Day services across the county, and as part of Wiltshire’s centenary commemorations for the end of the First World War, Hartham Park are honoured to be supporting a wide-scale community tree planting project.
More than 10,000 trees are being planted across Wiltshire as a lasting tribute to all to our fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives in World War One, with the initiative being coordinated by Wiltshire Council and kindly supported by the Woodland Trust.
For the town of Corsham, 121 named servicemen are to be remembered with the planting of ‘The Corsham WW1 Memorial Woodland at Hartham Park’. Set within the 50 acre grounds of the Mansion House estate, the woodland will be beautifully landscaped with benches and glade openings to integrate the spectacular views.
Jeff Thomas, owner of Hartham Park said: “As a resident of Corsham for over 20 years, I am incredibly passionate about supporting the local community.
Inspiring future generations to learn of our history and then prosper with education and business is why I am personally invested in a number of companies and charitable organisations that are helping to drive that.
Hartham Park is a thriving business community with a number of exciting developments in the pipeline. Whilst we already welcome members of the public to enjoy a selection of the unique facilities here including The Café, Virtual Reality Cave and our historic stické tennis court; one of only three remaining in the world, creating this special woodland will serve as a wonderful focal point for the people of Corsham and beyond.
Visitors will be able to come and enjoy our spectacular grounds, pay respects to our fallen heroes, learn about the historic events of WW1, and be inspired to make their own history!”
Set to open in Summer 2019 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of when the National Day of Peace was declared, a momentous event is currently being planned that will involve the local community and schools.
Further details about the project will be shared in the New Year, and any enquiries in the meantime can be directed to Chloe Swift, Marketing Manager for Hartham Park on email@example.com.
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