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.
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 10th October go to https://youtube.com/watch?v=92imnKBGXow&feature=share
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.
Harvest Festival - this year we are collecting nonperishable foods for the food bank and monetary donations for a project in Myanmar called ‘PIG PROJECT’. The Church of the Province of Myanmar (CPM) in the Hpa-an diocese need funds to support families in the Mission Area on the Thai border. The project aims to buy pigs which can be used to generate income to support the people of this area who are most in need.
Click here to donate: Harvest Festival 17th October 2021
Sunday 3rd October at 6pm. Choral Evensong as part of the Calne Music and Arts Festival. Click here to watch a recording of the service https://youtu.be/5Cc0p5Zv2HQ
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'.
SSt Mary's Church is now on facebook