Amesbury Parish Church
The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor
Serving the community and growing in Christ
COVID-19 update: Various precautions are in place to help keep everyone safe, so our range of services is more limited than normal, and they look different to our usual worship. Pre-booking is no longer essential, but you will be asked to book in on arrival. Wearing of face-coverings and social distancing is recommended although seating in pods is no longer required. Our 10am services will continue to be also live streamed via our Facebook page, @amesburyparishchurch, for which there is a link on this Home page. Music during our services is streamed with permission under One Licence #M-401541. All rights reserved. We welcome you online and hope to soon do so in person.
Welcome from the Vicar
Welcome, both to Amesbury Parish Church, Diocese of Salisbury and our new website. I hope that you are able to find the information you need in its pages, including how to make contact with us easily.
Amesbury is a deeply historical place, being the oldest continuous settlement in England. The parish church, the Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor dates from 979AD and is believed to be the final resting place of Queen Eleanor of Provence. It attracts many visitors each year. Do have a look at our History page to find out more and please visit if you can.
The parish church is not only a building of great historical interest, it is above all a place of worship. Details of our regular services and the pattern we are using during the pandemic are on the Worship page. We are a Church of England church in the liberal-Catholic tradition. You will find most of our worship to be sacramental and ordered with moderate ceremonial and an established choral tradition, our approach to the Bible and theology open-minded, and our outlook inclusive and socially engaged.
We continue to seek ways to make church life and worship more accessible to those for whom it is new or unfamiliar. There are various activities and groups to become involved in, of which there are more details on the relevant pages, and we are ready to develop more. Most importantly, we welcome everyone, of all faiths and none and of all ages, and we hope that you will come and not only meet us, but also want to join us and share in our common life. We assure you of a warm welcome.
With every blessing