St. Aldhelm's Church, Corsham  

(Methodist/URC)

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. 

Minister

Revd. Cathy Arscott

Tel. 01225 702232

e-mail   carscott@wiltsunitedchurches.org.uk

(Pastoral Responsibility for:-Melksham United, St. Aldhelms, Corsham, Whitely Methodist,and Monks Chapel)

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.

Click HERE for a leaflet on the happenings at St. Aldhelms.  Please feel free to print your own copy

 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

 

Click HERE for a church leaflet outlining activities at St. Aldhelms 

Minister with Pastoral Care Revd. Cathy Arscott
Church Secretary Mrs Cynthia Carter
Church Treasurer Mrs Phyllis Nicholls.
Communion Stewards Mrs Beryl Chard,   Roger Savin. Derrick Williams ,  Mrs Mary Mann,  Mrs Rosemary Gilooly, 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 Vacant
Elders  Phyllis Nicholls,  Cynthia Carter, Derrick Williams,   Rosemary Gilooly,  Roger Savin, John Johnston,  Joy Finch, Sue Aitkenhead, Kathy Savin   
Cleaner Rachel Fisher
Flowers Organiser Cynthia Weldon/Ali Blick
Covenants Steward Val Johnston
Creche Organiser Kathy Savin
Junior Church Miss Katrina Greenwood.  Sharon and Steve Bridges. 
The Hive Cynthia Carter
Hiring's Secretary Mrs Phyllis Nicholls
Key Holder Mrs Phyllis Nicholls
Skittle Team Mr John Carter
Traidcraft Joy Finch

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

The Ecumenical food Bank......... Pickups on Saturday and Tuesday mornings.   For more information follow the link....

http://www.corshampeople.co.uk/Corsham-Food-Bank-Gives-Hampers-Families-Need/story-14229255-detail/story.html

Saturday morning cafe 10.00-12 noon in the church. A chance to relax in a friendly environment, get to know people and ask for advice and support. Manned by volunteers this ‘cafe’ has been running for 2 yrs and provides a valuable meeting place for the community.   Traidcraft goods are available to purchase; if not on display, ask those serving refreshments. 

 .........  preceded on the 4th Saturday each month by a Women's Breakfast  09.15 - 10.15. .... followed by St. Aldhelms Prayer Time - 10.30 to 10.50.

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