St. Aldhelm’s Church, Corsham

About

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.


Location

The church is located at:

Pickwick Road
Corsham
Wiltshire
SN13 9BS
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

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

GroupDetails
Pittstopmeets fortnightly on Monday mornings, 10.30am  (10.00am for a cuppa’) in the church
Noomameets fortnightly on Monday evenings, 7.45pm, on church premises (usually in Galilee).
Book Clubmembers meet to share about a book read by all, or several individually read. See weekly notices for meeting
The Saints Skittles Teamplay in the Corsham & District Skittles League on Wednesday evenings. Their home alley is at the Corsham Football Club, Lacock Road
Corsham Churches Food BankSt. 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 HiveThe 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 CafeSAT 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 BreakfastThis 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 ChatTime for a catch-up and a cuppa’, every Tuesday, 10.00- 11.30am, on church premises

The Minister

This is the minister, Revd Pam Stranks.

She can be contacted at pamstranks@gmail.com and on 01249 818923

She has pastoral responsibility for Calen, Bromham, and St. Aldhelms, Corsham Churches


Other key people

Minister with Pastoral CareRevd Wendy Tucker
TreasurerCynthia Carter
Church SecretaryRoger Savin
Communion StewardsBeryl Chard, Roger Savin, Derrick Williams, Mary Mann, and Rob Metcalf
Organist/ClaviovaMrs Sharon Bridges
Property StewardVacant
Baptismal Roll SecretaryCynthia Carter and Joseph Glasgow
JMA OrganiserVal Johnston
Pastoral OrganiserJoy Finch
EldersPhyllis Nicholls,  Derrick Williams, Roger Savin, John Johnston,Sue Aitkenhead, Kathy Savin,   Cynthia Carter   
CleanerJoy Finch
Flowers OrganiserCynthia Weldon and Ali Blick
Covenants StewardVal Johnston
Creche OrganiserKathy Savin
Junior ChurchKatrina Greenwood
The HiveCynthia Carter
Hiring’s SecretaryPhyllis Nicholls
Key HolderPhyllis Nicholls
Skittle TeamJohn Carter
TraidcraftJoy Finch

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