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 - May 2020
BCP = Book of Common Prayer (Traditional Language), CW = Common Worship Service (Contemporary Language)
Every Wednesday at 12.15pm, there is a short benefice service of Holy Communion.
First Wednesday of the month at Broad Chalke, remainder at Bishopstone.
Please note that all services have been cancelled until further notice.
3rd May
4th Sunday
of Easter
Parish Communion (CW)
Jenny Taylor
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Broad Chalke Catherine Blundell
11.00am Family Communion (CW) Ebbesbourne Wake Anna-Claar T-Rosingh
11.00am Mattins (BCP) Berwick St John lay Led
11.00am Family Communion (CW) Coombe Bissett Jenny Taylor
11.00am Family service Nunton Adrian Taylor
Morning Service Bishopstone Catherine Blundell
10th May
5th Sunday
of Easter
Holy Communion (BCP)
Broad Chalke

Catherine Blundell
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Odstock Anna-Claar T-Rosingh
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Bowerchalke C Blundell / R Leake
10.00am VE Day Service Broad Chalke David Blundell
10.30am URC Morning Worship Broad Chalke Chapel tbc
11.00am All-Age Service Alvediston Biddy Trahair
11.00am Choral Mattins (BCP) Charlton All Saints Lay Led
11.00am Family Service Coombe Bissett Don Morgan
3.00pm Evensong (BCP) Fifield Bavant Biddy Trahair
Evensong (BCP) Berwick St John Lay Led
17th May
6th Sunday
of Easter
Rogation Service
Roger Leake
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Bishopstone Jenny Taylor
9.30am Family Communion (CW) Nunton Anna-Claar T-Rosingh
10.30am URC Holy Communion Broad Chalke Chapel tbc
11.00am R3vive Broad Chalke Village Hall Anna-Claar T-Rosingh
11.00am Parish Communion (CW) Berwick St John Catherine Blundell
11.00am Parish Communion (CW) Homington Jenny Taylor
Mattins (BCP) Ebbesbourne Wake Biddy Trahair
21st May
Benefice Communion (CW)
Fifield Bavant
Catherine Blundell
Benefice Communion with School Coombe Bissett Jenny Taylor
24th May
Sunday after Ascension
Holy Communion (BCP)
Berwick St John
Kate Rosslyhn Smith
9.30am Family Communion (CW) Broad Chalke C Blundell / R Leake
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Charlton All Saints Jenny Taylor
11.00am Family Service Odstock Adrian Taylor
11.00am Holy Communion (BCP) Alvediston C Blundell / R Leake
11.00am Parish Communion (CW) Bishopstone Ann Philp
6.00pm Evening Prayer Bowerchalke Lay Led
Evensong Homington Jenny Taylor
31st May
Benefice Communion (CW)
Jenny Taylor
10.00am Benefice Communion (CW) Charlton All Saints A-C T-Rosingh / C Blundell
Pentecost Service & Picnic Bowerchalke Roger Leake
7th June
Parish Communion (CW)
Anna-Claar T-Rosingh
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Broad Chalke Catherine Blundell
11.00am Family Communion (CW) Ebbesbourne Wake Catherine Blundell
11.00am Mattins (BCP) Berwick St John Lay Led
11.00am Family Communion (CW) Coombe Bissett Anna-Claar T-Rosingh
11.00am Family service Nunton Adrian Taylor
Family Service Bishopstone Jenny Taylor

Local Events

See also events in the Chapel.
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 3.30pm; contact Janet Roe or Anna Watson

Check if event has been cancelled or postponed.

15th July 2020 All Saints' Church   church re-opening for private prayer; 10.30am to 3.30pm
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,

Church Websites and Bulletin





Chalke Valley Churches


07890 262376

Chalke Valley Churches Broad Chalke page with online calendar.

Church Times Archive



Church Times Archive 1863 to today


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.

Chalke Valley Bulletin

This is the Chalke Valley Bulletin for 1st July 2020 (PDF document, may take a little time to download).

The Rt Revd John Kirkham RIP
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that The Rt Revd John Kirkham died on Thursday the 10th October after a short illness borne with fortitude.
Bishop John served as chaplain to Bishop Lancelot Fleming from 1965 to 1969 and as chaplain to Archbishop Michael Ramsay from 1972 to 1976 when he became Bishop of Sherborne, a post that he held with distinction for 25 years. During that time he was also Bishop to the Armed Forces (1992 to 2001) and the Archbishop's Adviser to the Headmasters' Conference. In retirement, Bishop John was an Assistant Bishop in the diocese.
Bishop John was a man of great faith, strength, kindness and gentleness. He will be remembered with enormous affection by the many whose lives he touched for good.
Bishop Nicholas said, "Bishop John Kirkham was a Bishop in this Diocese for over 40 years, first as Bishop of Sherborne and then as an Honorary Assistant Bishop. He loved, and was much loved by, the clergy and people. In his retirement he helped at the Spinal Injuries Unit in Salisbury District Hospital where he felt he rediscovered what it meant to be a deacon. He was a faithful shepherd for whom many will give thanks. His marriage to Hester was a great strength and blessing and we remember her in our prayers."
Bishop John's funeral will be a private one but there will be the opportunity to remember Bishop John at a service of thanksgiving in the cathedral, the details of which will follow in due course.
Please remember Bishop John and his widow, Hester, in your prayers. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

£96,000 stolen from Church funds between 2008 and 2017. The culprit will avoid a court case. Read the Rector's report.

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).

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

The Ministry Team

All Saints' Church     South Street, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5
(Car park in The Causeway)
Rev'd Catherine Blundell (from 7th July 2015) Team Rector   The Rectory, Newtown, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5DS
Rev'd Jenny Taylor Team Vicar   27 Viking Way, Salisbury, SP2 8TA
Rev'd Dr Anna-Claar Thomasson-Rosingh Team Vicar   The Vicarage, Nunton, Salisbury, SP5 4HP
Rev'd Roger Leake Curate    
Mr David Blundell Licensed Lay Minister   The Rectory, Newtown, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5DS
Rev'ds Ana & Tod Gobledale URC Ministers   URC Website & contact form
Rev'd Jackie Lowe Assisting URC Minister   Church Bottom, Broad Chalke
Emily Broomhead Benefice Office Team Administrator 07890 262376 or

URC Chapel, High Road, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5EH

Chalke Talk Chalke Talk
News Editor
Chris Littlemore Churchwarden  
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.

Assisting Ministers

Canon Ann Philp Assisting Minister    
Rev'd Jonathan Plows Assisting Minister    
Kate Rosslyn Smith Assisting Minister    
Mrs Sylvia Parrett Licensed Lay Minister   Pear Tree Cottage, Upper Woodford, Salisbury, SP4 6PA
Canon Anthony Hawley Assisting Minister    
Canon Jane Charman Assisting Minister    
Rev'd Iori Price Assisting Minister    
Rev'd Terry Sankey (TS) Assisting Minister   7 Charnwood Road, Salisbury, SP2 7HT
Rev'd Michael Turner Assisting Minister    
Rev'd Sally Wells Assisting Minister    
Rev'd Nigel Cumming Assisting Minister   Pasture House, Whitsbury, Fordingbridge, SP6 3QB
Rev'd Charles Hatton (CH) Assisting Minister   4 Longhill Drive, Salisbury, SP2 8TD
Deaconess Annabel Tier (AT) Deaconess   7 Shaftesbury Road, Barford St. Martin, Salisbury, SP3 4BL
Rev'd Westley Cole (WC) Retired Clergy   Cranborne Farm, Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, SP5 5LF
Rev'd Rob Eardley Retired Clergy   Bridge Cottage, Martin, Fordingbridge

Lay Worship Leaders

Michael Chandler Lay Worship Leader    
Caroline Lamb Lay Worship Leader   Knighton Manor, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5EB
Sally Leaver Lay Worship Leader    
Donald Morgan Lay Worship Leader    
Adrian Taylor Lay Worship Leader   Florida, Nunton Drove, Nunton, Salisbury, SP5 4HZ
Biddy Trahair Lay Worship Leader   Yew Tree House, Lower Road, Charlton All Saints, Salisbury, SP5 5HQ
Denis Blake Lay Worship Leader   Yew Tree House, Lower Road, Charlton All Saints, Salisbury, SP5 5HQ

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)