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 - November 2015
BCP = Book of Common Prayer (Traditional Language), CW = Common Worship Service (Contemporary Language)
1st November
All Saints
Parish Communion (CW)
Catherine Blundell
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Broad Chalke Jenny Taylor
11.00am Family Communion (CW) Ebbesbourne Chapel Ann Philp
11.00am Mattins (BCP) Berwick St John Lay Led
11.00am Family Communion (CW) Coombe Bissett Jenny Taylor
11.00am Morning Service Odstock Adrian Taylor
3.00pm URC Joint Induction Service Salisbury URC  
5.00pm Reflection for All Souls Bishopstone Jenny Taylor
Evensong (BCP) Homington Catherine Blundell
8th November
Holy Communion (BCP)
Broad Chalke
Jenny Taylor
9.30am Remembrance Service Bowerchalke Catherine Blundell
10.55am Remembrance Service Bishopstone Ann Philp
10.55am Remembrance Service Broad Chalke Jonathan Plows
10.55am Remembrance Service Coombe Bissett Jenny Taylor
10.55am Remembrance Service Charlton All Saints Rick Williams
11.20am Remembrance Service Alvediston Catherine Blundell
Remembrance Service Berwick St John Rick Williams
15th November
2nd Sunday
before Advent
Holy Communion (BCP)
Catherine Blundell
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Bishopstone Jenny Taylor
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Odstock Rick Williams
9.30am Revive Broad Chalke School Lay Led
10.30am URC Holy Communion Broad Chalke Chapel Ana & Todd Gobledale
11.00am Parish Communion (CW) Homington Ann Philp
11.00am Mattins (BCP) Ebbesbourne Chapel Lay Led
11.00am Parish Communion (CW) Berwick St John Catherine Blundell
3.00pm Evensong (BCP) Fifield Bavant Sylvia Parrett
Evensong (BCP) Britford Jenny Taylor
22nd November
Christ the King
Holy Communion (BCP)
Berwick St John
Jenny Taylor
9.30am Family Communion (CW) Broad Chalke Catherine Blundell
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Charlton All Saints Rick Williams
11.00am Family Service Nunton Adrian Taylor
11.00am Holy Communion (BCP) Alvediston Ann Philp
11.00am Choral Mattins (BCP) Coombe Bissett Rick Williams
11.00am Parish Communion (CW) Bishopstone Catherine Blundell
3.00pm Café Church Broad Chalke Chapel Janet Roe
Evening Prayer (BCP) Bowerchalke Rick Williams
29th November
1st Sunday of Advent
Benefice Communion (CW)
Jenny Taylor
10.00am Benefice Communion (CW) Nunton R Williams / AC T-Rosingh
Darkness to Light Service Bishopstone Jenny Taylor
6th December
2nd Sunday of Advent
Parish Communion (CW)
Bishop of Salisbury
9.30am Parish Communion (CW) Broad Chalke Catherine Blundell
11.00am Family Communion (CW) Ebbesbourne Chapel Catherine Blundell
11.00am Mattins (BCP) Berwick St John Lay Led
11.00am Family Communion (CW) Coombe Bissett R Williams / AC T-Rosingh
11.00am Morning Service Odstock Rick Williams
11.00am Morning Service Bishopstone Lay Led
Evensong (BCP) Homington Rick Williams

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
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
01747 828693
Meditation usually 2.00pm to 3.30pm; contact Janet Roe or Anna Watson
Every 1st Thursday URC Chapel Coffee Shop   Valley Coffee Morning; 9.00am to 12noon; £1
Every 4th Sunday URC Chapel Coffee Shop   Café Church; except August; 3.00pm; with Bible stories
1st November 2015 Bishopstone   All Souls Service; 5.00pm
8th November 2015 Village Hall   Remembrance Sunday Curry Lunch; 12noon; £16; tickets from the post office
10th November 2015 Village Hall   Wellspring Christmas Fair; 9.30am to 2.00pm
10th November 2015 URC Chapel 01722 781264 Chalke Valley "Knitwits"; 2.00pm to 4.00pm; £2.00; knitting for charity including Feed the Children and Mission to Seafarers; contact Rina Musselwhite
12th November 2015 Village Hall   Sudan Trip Talk by Caroline Lamb; 7.30pm
18th November 2015 URC Chapel   A Refugee Crisis?; 7.30pm
24th November 2015 URC Chapel 01722 781264 Chalke Valley "Knitwits"; 2.00pm to 4.00pm; £2.00; knitting for charity including Feed the Children and Mission to Seafarers; contact Rina Musselwhite
25th November 2015     Deadline for Christmas Boxes for the Trussell Trust
1st December 2015 Fifield Bavant   Advent Taize Service; 7.00pm
6th December 2015 Village Hall   Ladies Choir Xmas Concert; 3.00pm
Phased work All Saints' Church  

Broad Chalke Church Development Project

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.

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 Catherine Blundell (from 7th July 2015) Team Rector 01722 780134 The Rectory, Newtown, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5DS
Rev'd Jenny Taylor Team Vicar 01722 503081 27 Viking Way, Salisbury, SP2 8TA
Rev'd Rick Williams Team Vicar 01722 330628 The Vicarage, Nunton, Salisbury SP5 4HP
Rev'd Tom Grant URC non-stipendiary Minister 01722 411379 United Reformed Church
Mrs Helen Atkinson Benefice Office Team Administrator 01722 781112

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

Chalke Talk Chalke Talk
News Editor
Rev'd Canon David Henley (retired February 2014) Team Rector 01823 481562 2 Beauchamp Gardens, Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton TA3 6SD
Rev'd Roger Redding (retired 8th July 2012) Team Vicar 01935 825057 46 Queen Street, Tintinhull, BA22 8PQ
Rev'd Alison Williams (retired 30th November 2012) Team Vicar 01722 330628 The Vicarage, Nunton, Salisbury, SP5 4HP
Rev'd Julian Thomas(retired 2013) URC Minister 01722 503251 United Reformed Church

Assisting Ministers

Canon Anthony Hawley Assisting Minister 01794 390607  
Rev'd Jackie Lowe Assisting Minister 01722 780008  
Canon Ann Philp Assisting Minister 01722 555178  
Rev'd Jonathan Plows Assisting Minister 01722 331647  
Canon Jane Charman Assisting Minister 01722 411944  
Rev'd Iori Price Assisting Minister 01722 430518  
Rev'd Terry Sankey (TS) Assisting Minister 07929 927849 7 Charnwood Road, Salisbury, SP2 7HT
Rev'd Michael Turner Assisting Minister 01722 504000  
Rev'd Sally Wells Assisting Minister 01722 322954  
Rev'd Nigel Cumming Assisting Minister 01725 518248 Pasture House, Whitsbury, Fordingbridge, SP6 3QB
Rev'd Charles Hatton (CH) Assisting Minister 01722 501409 4 Longhill Drive, Salisbury, SP2 8TD
Deaconess Annabel Tier (AT) Deaconess 01722 744110 7 Shaftesbury Road, Barford St. Martin, Salisbury, SP3 4BL
Mrs Sylvia Parrett Licensed Lay Minister 01722 782392 Pear Tree Cottage, Upper Woodford, Salisbury, SP4 6PA
Denis Blake Lay Leader 01725 511743 Yew Tree House, Lower Road, Charlton All Saints, Salisbury, SP5 5HQ
Adrian Taylor Lay Leader 01722 325862 Florida, Nunton Drove, Nunton, Salisbury, SP5 4HZ
Rev'd Kate Rosslyn Smith (KRS) Retired Clergy 01722 780011 The Old School House, Bowerchalke, Salisbury, SP5
Rev'd Westley Cole (WC) Retired Clergy 01722 718240 Cranborne Farm, Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, SP5 5LF
Rev'd Rob Eardley Retired Clergy 01725 519423 Bridge Cottage, Martin, Fordingbridge

Church Websites and Bulletin





Chalke Valley Church


01722 781112

Chalke Valley Church Broad Chalke page with online diary; also an online diary for the whole valley on the Diary page; event form to submit your event; links to Annual Parish Meeting Minutes and Report and Accounts

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 (October PDF file) or on Chalke Talk (November PDF file) which is also available in the Church or Chalke Valley Stores Coffee Shop.

Chalke Valley Bulletin

This is the Chalke Valley Bulletin for 11th September 2015 (Word document, may take a little time to download).

This is the Team Rector Bulletin received 4th November 2014 (Word document, may take a little time to download).

Email 13th April 2015 from the Benefice Office: Dear All
Following the announcements in our churches yesterday, we are delighted to announce, that following the Archbishop of Canterbury's offer of the post of Team Rector in the Chalke Valley Team Ministry, the post has been accepted by the Reverend Catherine Blundell.
Catherine is currently Vicar of the Winkfield and Cranbourne Churches in East Berkshire. She is married to David, and they hope to move in order to begin Catherine's new ministry on 7th July. Please continue to pray for Catherine and David as they prepare to leave their parishes and move to Wiltshire, and continue to pray for those who are sustaining the mission and ministry in our parishes at this time.
We also thank you all for all the prayers.
We have requested the Archbishop to offer the post to a candidate and that candidate will formally accept in due course.
Once we know more we will let you know.
Many thanks

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

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

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

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.

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)