Ludgershall

The building

Ludergshall lies on the edge of the Bernwode Forest and it remains, as it has done for centuries, a typical English village. It still has working farms, with sheep and cattle still occasionally driven across the green. Within this tranquil setting, a church has stood on the site of St Mary's since 1080 and most probably before. Over the centuries many changes have taken place allowing the buildings to develop into what you see and enjoy today.

The nave looking west towards the door
The doors to the Wesley Room
Ludgershall Millenium Window
The East Window

Where we are...


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Church is open for private prayer

The church will be open daily for private prayer from 10am to 4pm.

Please note the instructions on entry and maintain social distancing.



Compline / Evening prayer

Please join Jenny and Peter for a short service of Compline

Each Sunday at 6pm.

You can join either using the internet or by telephone.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 565 217 9673
 
Or by telephone dial either
020 3481 5240 or  020 3051 2874
When asked, enter the meeting id on your phone keypad: 565 217 9673#


Church opennings

The ability of churches to open for private prayer is now become irregular.  This is because of the rules affecting churches that are now returning to services in Church. 

These rules mean that churches have to be locked for 72 hours either side of a service.

Ashendon, Brill, Ludgershall and Wotton will have days where they will be open for private prayer.  But this will change as the return to church based worship evolves.   Please talk to your local churchwarden or to Jenny for more information.



Returning to church based worship

The good news is that we are allowed to return to worship in churches under strict rules.

However, the rules require that we maintain social distancing within the church.  This limits the size of the congregation and how we can conduct the services.

Given this situation we are not advertising our services on the web (for once, we do not want to encourage large congregations).

For details of services around the benefice, please see the current edition of the Bernwode News, contact the local churcharden(s) or talk to Jenny.



The vacancy

As you will be aware, Priscilla has now retired and has left the benefice.

With that, we have now started the process of finding a new priest to fill the vacancy.   It can take time to find the right candidate for the post (before Priscilla arrived, the previous vacancy had lasted  some 15 months).

In the meantime Jenny will be supporting the benefice together with an array of retired and visiting clergy to take our services.

If you have a question, we recommend that a Churchwarden should be the first port of call, if appropriate to your circumstances.  You can find the list of Churchwardens in Who's Who.



Churchwardens

Jean Mole
(01844) 238 272
Alastair Thompson
(01844) 237 214
Wade Allison
(01844) 237 602

Local activities

Coffee morning: held every last Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall between 10.30am and noon. Everyone is welcome. Contact Jean Mole for more details.

Home Group: this group meets every fortnight during term time for an informal discussion.  Please see the calendar for details of the current Home Group activities or contact Alan Turner-Smith.