Covid 19 Update 19 July 2021
From 19 July the restrictions imposed to keep us safe have been relaxed. It is now the responsibility of our Incumbent, Revd Rebecca Harris and the Parochial Church Council to decide how to move forward at All Saints’ Church Westbury.
After careful consideration and following an update of our risk assessment, All Saints’ Church will continue to ask its members to wear facemasks (unless they previously had an exemption) and to continue social distancing. This is due to the increasing rates of Covid-19 and to protect our congregation who although mostly double vaccinated continue to be in the category of being more vulnerable. We will also be asking you to sanitise your hands on entry and throughout the service as required
The NHS Test and Trace QR code is available or we will take a note of your attendance in case there is a need to contact you if one of the congregation attending develops Covid-19 after one of our services.
We have agreed to maintain communion in one kind only i.e. bread only and only the celebrant will take the chalice (wine).
We are going to re-introduce congregational singing at our services but ask that we do this with masks.
This position will be reviewed regularly to take into account the changing situation.
Our continued concern is the wellbeing of all our members in whatever role they play. We thank you for your support in these measures.
Support All Saints’ Church Westbury
All Saints’ Church, Westbury, built in the second half of the 14th century, is a fine Grade 1 listed building. It stands in an enclosed churchyard surrounded by cottages. The tower contains the third heaviest peal of eight bells in the world. They are rung regularly by a resident band of enthusiasts and are popular with visiting ringers.
Each Sunday our normal pattern of worship at All Saints’ Church Westbury is as follows:
8am service of Holy Communion. This is a said service with a short talk and no hymns.
9.30am is our main service, and is followed by a period of fellowship with light refreshments served in the church.
At 6pm we hold a service which is shared with the Methodists and is held either at All Saints or the Methodist Church.
Worship at All Saints’ Church is mostly traditional in format. At the 9.30am service on Sunday we have robed clergy and choir, and the hymns are accompanied by the organ. On the fourth Sunday of the month we have a more relaxed service without holy communion and musicians to accompany the singing. This is a great service to come along to if you are new to church or have young children.
Members of the congregation play an active part in all the services.
Facilities for children include:
- a children’s corner for the very young and their families.
- “First Steps to Worship”, a service for babies and toddlers and their carers on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am.
- Toilet with changing table
Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at 10.30am and Services of Healing are held monthly.
The Church is open everyday from around 9am to twilight and available for visitors to explore the beautiful building, to light a candle or say a prayer
How to find us
We are in the centre of Westbury between the Market Place and Edward Street.
There is limited parking in the Churchyard so please use the main car park off the High Street unless you have mobility issues which will prevent you from walking the short distance from the car park. Parking is free on a Sunday and parking is free for up to 2 hours – charges apply beyond that Monday – Saturday until 6pm. Please see the Wiltshire Council website for details.
The main entrance is through the South Porch which means going down one step. If you require access without steps please use the West door. Let the welcome team know or ring the bell and they will come and open up the door for you.