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.
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.
The church is located at:
|Tel: 07948 242485|
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.
Times of services
Our Church meets at 10:30am with Communion taking place on the 3rd Sunday of each Month
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
Study / Fellowship Groups
|Pittstop||meets fortnightly on Monday mornings, 10.30am (10.00am for a cuppa’) in the church|
|Nooma||meets fortnightly on Monday evenings, 7.45pm, on church premises (usually in Galilee).|
|Book Club||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
|The Hive||The HIVE 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 Cafe||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|
This is the minister, Revd Pam Stranks.
She can be contacted at email@example.com and on 01249 818923
She has pastoral responsibility for Calen, Bromham, and St. Aldhelms, Corsham Churches
Other key people
|Minister with Pastoral Care||Revd Wendy Tucker|
|Church Secretary||Roger Savin|
|Communion Stewards||Beryl Chard, Roger Savin, Derrick Williams, Mary Mann, and Rob Metcalf|
|Organist/Claviova||Mrs Sharon Bridges|
|Baptismal Roll Secretary||Cynthia Carter and Joseph Glasgow|
|JMA Organiser||Val Johnston|
|Pastoral Organiser||Joy Finch|
|Elders||Phyllis Nicholls, Derrick Williams, Roger Savin, John Johnston,Sue Aitkenhead, Kathy Savin, Cynthia Carter|
|Flowers Organiser||Cynthia Weldon and Ali Blick|
|Covenants Steward||Val Johnston|
|Creche Organiser||Kathy Savin|
|Junior Church||Katrina Greenwood|
|The Hive||Cynthia Carter|
|Hiring’s Secretary||Phyllis Nicholls|
|Key Holder||Phyllis Nicholls|
|Skittle Team||John Carter|