• Welcome to Calne                         
    CALNE is a small town in the north of the Salisbury Diocese.  The Parish of Calne and Blackland is part of a caring Christian community in the town and welcomes new members and visitors.
    It is surrounded by beautiful countryside to the west of the Marlborough Downs.  Calne has a fascinating history; St Edmund was vicar of Calne when he was called to be Archbishop of Canterbury in 1234, Joseph Priestly, who was significant in the discovery of oxygen, lived in Calne, as did Jan Ingenhuz who discovered photosynthesis.

     

     Three Churches one Family

    St Mary’s Church dates from 12th century and was substantially updated in the Victorian era, it has a wonderful organ case designed by CR Ashbee and many other treasures.  St Peter’s Church is on the outskirts of town and is also very ancient dating from at least 13th century and once served a small farming community.  It is situated in an idyllic rural setting.  Holy Trinity Church is a Victorian building  set back from the main A4 and has a large churchyard which is managed to benefit wildlife.

    These three churches work together as a family and offer a varied range of opportunities for worship and fellowship. 
    We look forward to welcoming you , St Mary's is open for private prayer on Wednesday and Friday mornings and services are taking place again.  See the Calendar page for more information.
    There are also All Age services at Holy Trinity .  For more information contact Stephen and Jenny Colby.  Seach You tube for 'Marden Vale Benefice' for recordings of Sunday worship.  To watch the recording of the service on 19th September go to https://youtu.be/nHHUSb0m3Co

    Rev Bob Kenway's Retirement
    After 40 years of ordained ministry - 25 of which have been spent in Calne- Bob will be retiring next July (2022).  Please pray for him, Sadie, the PCC and the benefice team as they prepare for this.


               Parish Newsletter - Click here to see the Newsletter for September
                                                                                                
          
    Here is a short video about why it is important to give to your church.  Click on this image to give to support the churches of the Parish of Calne and Blackland

    Christian Aid week takes place in May.  Click HERE to give.

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    Calne Food Bank   has moved to 4A Mill Street (the old Marden Cafe) and is open on a Monday and a Friday 12pm-4pm, also on Wednesday mornings 10am-1pm.   go to https://www.calnefoodbank.co.uk/   or go to  facebook page for calnefoodbank

    Go to https://www.salisbury.anglican.org/ to see the Salisbury Diocese Newsletter - Grapevine

     Help the Parish finances by going to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmarycalne and registering yourself for donations from companies to go to 'St Mary the Virgin Parish Church'.

    See the Noticeboard page or Calendar for more information about current events.  St Mary's Church is now on facebook

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