Services, News & Events

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On Sunday 4th August, 5pm at St Mary’s, Great Bedwyn, we will say a sad goodbye to our Rector Michael McHugh. We hope you can join us for this special evensong song service to celebrate Michael’s 12 years of ministry within the Savernake Team by sharing bubbles and canapes and fond farewells with him and his family.

We will have reduced services in August but offer 11am communion services each week as follows:

4th: Ham & East Grafton

11th: Collingbourne Kingston

18th: Great Bedwyn

25th: Burbage

Lay led services of worship will be advertised soon.




9am and 6pm Monday to Thursday.

You are welcome to join us for Morning and Evening Prayer on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 826 6887 4600
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Mid Week Holy Communion

Join us every Wednesday at 12.30pm in the North Transept of St Mary’s, Great Bedwyn.


Our monthly walk from one of the churches in the Savernake team, taking in the beauty and awesomeness of Gods Creation, is on hold for the foreseeable future.


What’s On…


Burbage Church Centre  

Wednesday Holiday Clubs  31st July:  ‘All about Nature’ &    14th August: “It’s Festival Time”. 10.00am to 1.00pm.


St Andrew’s Collingbourne Ducis Open Day

Sunday 21st July. Have a go at bell ringing, a tour of the church and join in the celebrations with bubbly and Bishop Andrew! For full details click  HERE 


Fancy a cuppa…?

Why not come along to any of the following for friendship and fulfilment.

Collingbourne KingstonCoffee Club in the village Hall every first and third Wednesday. 10.30am until 12 noon.

Great BedwynThursday Club in the south transept of the church every week until further notice. 12 – 2pm. Soup and a roll plus table games. Saturday Teas 3-5pm every week.

BurbageFill The Gap every Tuesday. 12 – 2pm. Soup and a roll.(Closed during August) Coffee & Cake 10am – 12pm every 1st Thursday. Both in Burbage Church Centre.



The Savernake Team Council ‘Open’ Meetings are held for anyone interested in what’s going on their parish – you don’t need to be a member of a PCC or even be a church goer! Come along to find out more. We always welcome you with refreshments and snacks. Watch this space for the next Open Meeting date.

The St Timothy Foundation – Helping support life in Nzara, South Sudan. We are proud to advertise the charity of our fellow benefice, The Vale of Pewsey.

Find out about all the amazing work they do and the events you can attend all in aid of the St Timothy foundation. 

To read our Rector’s message for the month click on a month:

June: Cash Generating Units

July: Pleasing other People

To see our Weekly Notices, which include service listings and general information, click on the date below. If you would like to receive the Weekly Notice sheet via email each Wednesday please email Samantha at

    Jul 07   Jul 14   Jul 21


Celebrating Palm Sunday at Great Bedwyn with Rector Michael McHugh


Our 2024 WDP took place on Friday 1st March, 7pm at St Andrew’s, Collingbourne Ducis and raised nearly £100 for WDP. Next year on March 1st we will join at St Mary’s, Great Bedwyn time tbc.


Huge congratulations to our Ride and Stride junior group who have won the cup for a second year in a row! We are so grateful to all of those who sponsored the children on their bike ride. They raised an amazing £754 for Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust. Half of this comes directly to Shalbourne Church, along with an extra £100 of prize money and the Junior Group Cup. The children will receive their medals and be presented with the Cup by His Honour Mark Everall KC in the 11am family service on Sunday 3rd March. Thank you to everyone who took part and helped on the day. We hope you can join us in the service and encourage an even bigger turn out for the next Ride and Stride in September!
Rosie Style, Charlie Style, Amelia Collins, Annabelle Collins, Maisie Scott Harden, Oliver Mendus-Edwards, William Harrison, Annabel Harrison, Isabella Bannister, Jack Bannister

Our Confirmation Service took place on Tuesday 12th December at All Saints’, Burbage. Bishop Andrew welcomed our 3 confirmands from the Savernake Team as well as one from the Vale of Pewsey. Pictured with the Bishop are Jackie, Ashley, Harry & Grace.

Easter Gardens made by the children at Great Bedwyn and East Grafton.

For more pictures visit the Church ‘Parishes’ tab in the menu.

Funerals, Weddings & Baptisms:  If you wish to discuss any of these life events please contact our team Administrator, Samantha, on 01672 550870 or email 

Please note that Baptism events usually take place during a Sunday morning Family Service.

Alternatively you can contact a member of the Savernake Team Clergy direct on the telephone numbers below:

Rev’d Michael McHugh
01672 870779   Great Bedwyn, Little Bedwyn, East Grafton, St Katharine’s

Rev’d Jo Reid   01264 850384 Collingbourne Ducis, Collingbourne Kingston, Tidcombe & Chute

Rev’d Dr Colin Heber-Percy 01264 731386 Burbage, Shalbourne, Ham & Buttermere

The following helplines and/or Facebook pages have been set up for local communities who are co-ordinating help of any kind be it collecting prescriptions, shopping, providing meals or just a telephone call for a comforting chat:

Gt Bedwyn Facebook pages “Bedwyn Parish Volunteers and Support Group” and “St Mary’s Church Gt Bedwyn”. Telephone the Bedwyn LINK number on 0771 700 6787 if you require help with something or would like to volunteer to help those in need.

Burbage Facebook page “Burbage Community Wilts”.  The COVID-19 Community Helpline is 01672 810853

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