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. See the Calendar page for more information. There are 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.
Parish Newsletter - see below for the current newsletter.
Here is a short video about why it is important to give to your church. Click on the'Give a Little' image to give to support the churches of the Parish of Calne and Blackland or give by online bank transfer to: Calne and Blackland Parochial Church Council. 90-01-53 a/c number 19503283