St. Aldhelm's Church, Corsham
In 1790 a Congregational Chapel was founded and continued in being until 1972 when the Congregational Church joined with the Presbyterian Church to form the United Reformed Church (URC) Approximately 150 yards away a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel opened its doors for worship in October 1878. In 1902, a larger church was built adjacent to the original one which then became the present church hall.
From 1968 onwards, the two churches grew gradually together, sharing the worship occasionally and working together. Under the sensitive leadership of the ministers of that time, the two church families finally merged to become the United Church of St. Aldhelm's in 1984.
Revd. Wendy Tucker,
Tel 01249 818923
(Pastoral Responsibility for:- Calne, Bromham Seend and St.Aldhelms, Corsham Churches)
Location; The church is located on Pickwick Road, Corsham. From Melksham/Devizes enter on the B3353, pass the Methuen Arms on the right and go straight on at the next mini-roundabout, then the Church is immediately on your right.
From Calne/Chippenham, continue along the A4 through Pickwick to the Hare & Hounds, turn left at the mini-roundabout into Pickwick Road, and go down to the church on the left.
Address; Pickwick Road , Corsham SN13 9BS
Church telephone number; 07948 242 485.
Sunday Services are at 10.30am every Sunday. The Communion Service is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Click HERE our Mission Statement and some history of the two churches which came together in 1984. Who is St. Aldhelm? Find out what goes on. The two pictures were taken following the recent comprehensive church refurbishment, when the pews were removed, heating system updated and the church buildings adapted for a wider and variable range of activities to suit the needs of the community.
The community of Corsham, Wiltshire is today celebrating the news that St. Aldhelm’s Church has received a £5,000 funding boost from ‘The Hills Group Limited’.
The money has been made available through the Landfill Communities Fund which is administered for Hills by Community First, the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire.
St. Aldhelm’s Church had to raise £10,000 to replace the windows in the Church Hall and a number of adjacent rooms. The £5,000 grant from Landfill Communities Fund gave encouragement to the Church members that this goal was achievable. We received a further grant from the United Reformed Church and the rest of the money was raised by church members. The project commenced in October and by the beginning of January the Church was in a position to give the contractors, Homelook Windows Ltd, Box, the go ahead to order the windows. The work has now been completed to a high standard.
The new windows will help the building to be more heat efficient and thereby reduce costs. The premises at St. Aldhelm’s are well used by a large number of community based organisations including Toddler Group, Age UK, Corsham Flowers Arrangers, Kings Rise Chiildren Group, Children’s Parties, Country Market, Counselling Services, Corsham Food Bank and numerous Church Activities.
St. Aldhelm’s Church, Pickwick Road, Corsham. Wilts. SN13 9BS
STUDY / FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
meets fortnightly on Monday mornings, 10.30am (10.00am for a cuppa’) in the church.
meets fortnightly on Monday evenings, 7.45pm, on church premises (usually in Galilee).
members meet to share about a book read by all, or several individually read. See weekly notices for meeting
|THE SAINTS SKITTLES TEAM||
play in the Corsham & District Skittles League on Wednesday evenings. Their home alley is at the Corsham Football Club, Lacock Road
|CORSHAM CHURCHES FOOD BANK||
St. Aldhelm’s Church is the host church for this work together with the other churches in Corsham.
Open: Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am-12noon. TIME FOR A CUPPA!
TheHIVE meets on Wednesday mornings in the church hall during term time, 9.30-11.30am; a time for tea/coffee for Mums, Dads or carers - and a playtime for children!
SAT CAFÉ is open every Saturday morning in the church, 10.00am-12noon. On the first Saturday of each month there is a Book Swap; bring one or more books and swap as required. Traidcraft stall on the 3rd Saturday. Open to everyone.
|WOMEN'S BREAKFAST||This event has been moved from 4th Saturday to the 4th Thursday, 9.15 - 10.15 am, followed by Church Prayer time, and is open to all.|
|COFFEE ‘n CHAT||
Time for a catch-up and a cuppa’, every Tuesday, 10.00- 11.30am, on church premises
|Minister with Pastoral Care||Revd. Wendy Tucker|
|Church Secretary||Cynthia Carter|
|Church Treasurer||Roger Savin|
|Communion Stewards||Mrs Beryl Chard, Roger Savin. Derrick Williams , Mrs Mary Mann, Mr Rob Metcalf|
|Organist/Clavinova||Mrs Sharon Bridges|
|Property Steward||John Johnston|
|Baptismal Roll Secretary||Cynthia Carter, Joseph Glasgow|
|JMA Organiser||Val Johnston|
|Pastoral Organiser||Mrs Joy Finch|
|Elders||Phyllis Nicholls, Derrick Williams, Roger Savin, John Johnston, Joy Finch, Sue Aitkenhead, Kathy Savin, Cynthia Carter|
|Flowers Organiser||Cynthia Weldon/Ali Blick|
|Covenants Steward||Val Johnston|
|Creche Organiser||Kathy Savin|
|Junior Church||Miss Katrina Greenwood.|
|The Hive||Cynthia Carter|
|Hiring's Secretary||Mrs Phyllis Nicholls|
|Key Holder||Mrs Phyllis Nicholls|
|Skittle Team||Mr John Carter|
In 2009 the Worship area was extensively refurbished and the finished building retains a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere with an added flexibility of use and modern technology. There is a hall and other meeting rooms and the entire church is available for hire. A warm welcome is given to our regular charitable users and all who come to the church for Worship.
The church is also of course available for all your spiritual needs from Weddings, christenings and funerals and for more details of these please contact the minister.
In a world of busyness and stress we seek to offer a sanctuary of peace and hope through our worship, our welcome and our offers of practical help. We are an inclusive fellowship where all are welcome and everyone is given a seat and a voice.
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The Hive..... Wednesday Morning 09.30-11.30 am
Click for a poster
The Hive is a Morning Coffee club for ‘mums’ and babies that has been running for some years. Everyone is warmly welcomed. A chance to get to know other mums, lots of toys to play with and space to run around and make a mess! Contact Cynthia on 01225 709679
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