Broad Chalke Church

All Saints' Church : Broad Chalke

Church on 1st March 2012

Church in South Street on 1st March 2012 from Church Bottom

Church Services

Services in the Chalke Valley Benefice - July 2024
BCP = Book of Common Prayer (Traditional Language), CW = Common Worship Service (Contemporary Language)
7th July
6th Sunday after Trinity
Holy Communion (BCP)
Berwick St John
Alison Waterhouse
9.30am Family Communion (CW) Broad Chalke Kate Woolven
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Britford Ruth H-S
11.00am Morning Prayer (BCP) Ebbesbourne Wake Biddy Trahair
11.00am Parish Communion (CW) Coombe Bissett Jenny Taylor
11.00am Family Service Odstock Adrian Taylor
Choral Evensong & tea Stratford Tony Jenny Taylor
14th July
7th Sunday after Trinity
Parish Communion (CW)
Kate Woolven
9.30am Family Communion (CW) Nunton Ruth H-S
10.30am Worship Together Broad Chalke Hub Lay Led
11.00am Morning Prayer (BCP) Charlton All Saints Rhoddy Voremberg
11.00am Family Communion (CW) Coombe Bissett Jenny Taylor
11.00am All Age Service Alvediston Biddy Trahair
Evening Prayer Fifield Bavant Biddy Trahair
21st July
8th Sunday after Trinity
Holy Communion (BCP)
Alison Waterhouse
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Bishopstone Jenny Taylor
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Odstock Katherine Robinson
11.00am Family Communion (CW) Ebbesbourne Wake Kate Woolven
11.00am Parish Communion (CW) Homington Jenny Taylor
Animal Service Berwick St John Alison Waterhouse
28th July
9th Sunday after Trinity
Parish Communion (CW)
Charlton All Saints
Jenny Taylor
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Broad Chalke Alison Waterhouse
11.00am Family Service Nunton Lay Led
11.00am Parish Communion (CW) Bishopstone Jenny Taylor
11.00am Morning Prayer (BCP) Berwick St John Lay Led
11.00am Holy Communion (CW) Alvediston Alison Waterhouse
Evening Prayer (BCP) Homington Jenny Taylor
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Chalke Valley Bulletin and other messages

This is the Chalke Valley Bulletin for July 11th 2024 (PDF document, may take a little time to download).

This is the Letter to Chalke Valley Benefice (DOCX document, may take a little time to download).

Special Announcement

As you will be aware last week we held interviews for the position of Team Vicar in the Chalke Valley Benefice. Once again, I would like to thank all of you who supported the recruitment process in any way.
Three candidates attended for interview and two of them were outstanding. As a result the Bishop of Ramsbury has requested that the following announcement is made in our churches this week and this is repeated here for those of you who are unable to be in church this weekend.

Following the interviews for the post of Team Vicar in the Chalke Valley Team Ministry, the Bishop of Ramsbury is pleased to announce that, subject to the usual statutory checks, he has appointed The Rev'd Alison Waterhouse to the post and she has accepted. Alison is currently serving in the Benefice of St Peter's, Petersfield, in Hampshire. A date for Alison's licensing will be determined in due course. Please pray for Alison as she prepares to leave her current post, and move to Wiltshire.
The Bishop is also pleased to announce that following the interviews, he has offered The Rev'd Kate Woolven the post of Associate Priest within the Chalke Valley Team Ministry, and that Kate has accepted. The Bishop anticipates Licensing Kate as soon as the usual statutory checks have been completed.
Please pray for Kate as she moves into this formal appointment as a member of the ministry team.

Jenny and I are delighted with this outcome and look forward to Alison and Kate joining the ministry team in due course.
With love and prayers,
Ruth and Jenny
The Rev'd Dr Ruth Howlett-Shipley
The Rev'd Canon Jenny Taylor
Chalke ValleyBenefice

Message from Chalke Valley Churches Team Administrator

Hello all
Please see below an announcement of exciting news in our Benefice…..
"Following an interview with the Chalke Valley Patronage and Appointment Panel on Wednesday last week,
the Bishop has offered the post of Team Rector to The Rev'd Dr Ruth Howlett-Shipley, and we are delighted that Ruth has accepted the post.
A date for Ruth’s Licensing as Team Rector will be determined in due course.
This also means that the recruitment of a Team Vicar to join the team will also begin.
Please pray for Ruth, Jenny, and the other members of the ministry team, as they continue to minister within the Chalke Valley".
Emily Broomhead
Chalke Valley Churches Team Administrator

Church Websites





Chalke Valley Churches


07890 262376

Chalke Valley Churches Broad Chalke page with online calendar.

Church Times Archive



Church Times Archive 1863 to today

This is the Chalke/Cueibet Partnership Newsletter 8 (PDF document, may take a little time to download).

This is the Fellowship Study Group (PDF document, may take a little time to download).


You can read about local Church news, events, coffee mornings, sales and auctions, etc. on Chalke Talk on Chalke Talk which is also available in the Church or Chalke Valley Stores Coffee Shop.


Some of the content on this page has been reproduced with the kind permission of the CHALKE TALK management.

Local Events

See also events in the Chapel.
Check if event has been cancelled or postponed.
25th July 2024 All Saints' Church   Albion's Delight Tour 2024; "Phantasia"; 7.00pm; tickets £15 from the Chalke Valley Stores or on the door.
ASAP All Saints' Church 01722 780 654 Church Electoral Roll; contact Jane Gilbert so be on the roll;
Every Monday All Saints' Church 0771 7110 200 Prayer Group; 5.00pm - 6.00pm; contact Julia
Every Tuesday Village Hall &
Old School
01722 780789
01722 781200
Parenting Course; five to fifteen year olds; 10.15am; contact Caroline Lamb or Jayne Jennings
Every Tuesday Wake House, Ebbesbourne Wake 01722 780285
01722 780008
Fellowship Study Group; Jane's Group meets weekly on Tuesdays, 10.00am until noon; contact Jane Pelly or Jackie Lowe
Tuesday evenings All Saints' Church   Team Prayers; 5.00pm
Tuesdays and
URC Chapel   Benefice Resource Centre; Library of Faith inspiring books and Traidcraft goods for sale; Tuesdays 10.00am to 12 noon and Thursdays 12.30pm to 4.00pm
Every 2nd Wednesday Lodge Farmhouse 01725 519242
01722 780028
Meditation usually 2.30pm; contact Janet Roe or Anna Watson
Various dates & times All Saints' Church 01722 780654
01725 519242
Church rotas contact Jane Gilbert or Janet Roe
All eight bells were rung at 7.40pm on 25th July 2023 after many years silent. The timber steps to the bell gallery were unsafe, although the chamber where the ropes hang is accessed by the stone spiral stairs.

The Parish Council update states that repositioning of the Church flagpole is being considered.
Improvements All Saints' Church   Parish Questionnaire: Friends of All Saints' Church have discussed improvements for the Church. Contact Chris Littlemore on chris @ (no spaces) or by hand to Meadow House, High Lane. See the 2008 proposals below which are now largely out of date.
Phased work
2008 plans
All Saints' Church  

Broad Chalke Church Development Project 2008, now subject to review

Phase 1 - An improved lighting system, now complete

Phase 2 - Improvements to the hearing loop system, upgrading the sound system and the integration of an audio-visual system, all now in hand including finance

Phase 3 - New heating system; fundraising will be required

Project details displayed in the porch in 2008 now seem to be a long-term plan, only partly implemented in the three phases described above. The plans included replacing central pews with seats; a new square centre altar; new vestry; additional storage; other relocations; improved lighting and heating using ground heat reclamation; inner glass doors to South Porch and an extension with kitchen and toilet through the North door. These were the three 2008 proposals: Church Upgrade 2008 (Potential Changes); Church Upgrade 2008 (Flexibility 1) and Church Upgrade 2008 (Flexibility 2);

ongoing St Martin's
Fifield Bavant
01722 417900 Fifield Bavant Church Restoration Appeal; contact William Hillary,

The Ministry Team

All Saints' Church     South Street, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5
(Car park in The Causeway)
Rev'd Dr Ruth Howlett-Shipley Team Rector 01722 697022  
Rev'd Jenny Taylor Team Vicar 01722 503081 27 Viking Way, Salisbury, SP2 8TA
Rev'd Alison Waterhouse Team Vicar 01722 679404 The Rectory, Newtown, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5DS
Rev'd Kate Woolven Associate Priest 07754 582395  
Rev'ds Ana & Tod Gobledale URC Ministers 01722 330980 URC Website & contact form
Rev'd Jackie Lowe Assisting URC Minister 01722 780008 Church Bottom, Broad Chalke
Emily Broomhead Benefice Office Team Administrator 07890 262376

Church Office, Byworth, Meadow Close, Dinton, Salisbury SP3 5HY
or URC Chapel, High Road, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5EH

Chalke Talk Chalke Talk
News Editor
Chris Littlemore Churchwarden  
Rev'd Catherine Blundell & David Blundell (from 7th July 2015 to 8th January 2023) Team Rector & Licensed Lay Minister   Devon
Rev'd Canon David Henley (retired February 2014; died 10/12/2018) Team Rector Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton TA3 6SD
Rev'd Roger Redding (retired 8th July 2012) Team Vicar   Tintinhull, BA22 8PQ
Rev'd Alison Williams (retired 30th November 2012) Team Vicar   Nunton, Salisbury, SP5 4HP
Rev'd Julian Thomas (retired 2013) URC Minister   United Reformed Church
Rev'd Tom Grant (retired) URC Minister   URC Website & contact form
Rev'd Rick Williams (moved 30th April 2017) Team Vicar   Charfield, one of the team villages, just off the M5 north of Bristol, close to Chipping Sodbury and Wotton-under-Edge.
Rev'd Roger Leake (left 26th June 2022) Curate 07947 149146  

Assisting Ministers

Rev'd Canon Anthony Hawley Assisting Minister 01794 390607  
Rev'd Canon Tony Monds Assisting Minister 01722 420942  
Rev'd Canon Ann Philp Assisting Minister 01722 555178  
Rev'd Kate Rosslyn Smith Assisting Minister 01722 780011  

Lay Worship Leaders

Yvonne & Kevin Follett Lay Worship Leader 01747 828785  
Caroline Lamb Lay Worship Leader 01722 780789 Knighton Manor, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5EB
Sally Leaver Lay Worship Leader 01722 780447  
Naomi Martin Lay Worship Leader 0771 3031774  
Donald Morgan Lay Worship Leader 01722 718557  
Adrian Taylor Lay Worship Leader 01722 325862 Florida, Nunton Drove, Nunton, Salisbury, SP5 4HZ
Gill Riley Lay Worship Leader 01722 780538  
Janet Roe Lay Worship Leader 01725 519242  
Biddy Trahair Lay Worship Leader 01722 780666 Yew Tree House, Lower Road, Charlton All Saints, Salisbury, SP5 5HQ
Roderick Voremberg Lay Worship Leader 07785 304142  
James Wardroper Lay Worship Leader 01722 718152  

Records, graves plans and old deeds

You can see some Church records and old deeds on the Church Records page.

You can see graves plans for the South West, West and North West and South and North and South East areas.

Church History & Photos

The Church History is shown on Church History and on the Chalke Valley Churches website.

Church Photos: Church, list of Vicars, Saxon Cross, names on bells, pulpit & font, crib, war memorial, bellringers and Church model

Sunday School 1909 & 1914

An extract from South Wilts Church Magazine February 1909:-

"The Sunday School Winter treat took place at the school on Wednesday, January 6th. After tea, to which the mothers of the children were also invited, games were indulged in, at the close of which presents were distributed to each child. Before giving away these presents the Vicar announced that next Christmas prizes would be given to those deserving of merit, and that to secure a prize a child would have to put in at least 45 attendances during the year."

An extract from South Wilts Church Magazine March 1909:-

"The Countess of Pembroke again very kindly presented three books as prizes for attendance and needlework in the school, these were supplemented by prizes most generously given by Mr Eastham. The following were the recipients of Lady Pembrokes's and Mr Eastham's prizes: Reginald Hitchings (for attendance), Lily Dimmer (for needlework) and Harry Poole, William Gurd, Ada Emm, Edith White (for attendance and conduct)."

An extract from South Wilts Church Magazine January 1914:-

"PRIZE GIVING. - At the closing of the school for the Christmas holidays the three special prizes so kindly given by the Lady Pembroke were awarded to Mollie Martin, Stanley Dowsett and James Emm. George Hargreave also received a prize for good attendance. Two other boys who had made a perfect attendance generously volunteered to waive their claim to these special prizes as they had previously won one. This is a kind of spirit we love to see and admire in the rising generation."

First World War History

You can see entries for The First World War concerning enlisting and the Armistice in the South Wilts Church Magazine 1914-1918 and the Peace Treaty and the War Memorial in the South Wilts Church Magazine 1919-1921.

Those who returned from the war (PDF file, download may be slow).

Church display at the Chalke Valley History Festival on 2nd July 2017

Janet Roe's Church display at the Chalke Valley History Festival on 2nd July 2017 with Caroline & John Dutson

Tom H and Church History on 4th October 2008

Careful, Tom, he might pop out at you
Tom H and his magic trick for Church History on 4th October 2008

Church and old school on 7th May 2008

Church and old school on 7th May 2008
after one large tree had been cut down (earlier photos on Photos and School pages)