St Peter & St Paul, Great Somerford
One of the larger churches in the Woodbridge Group, St. Peter & St. Paul is set in a prominent position in Great Somerford, a village 4 miles south-east of Malmesbury.
The church, a Grade One Listed building, dates from the 15th century but traces of an older building have been found below the tower.
Our weekly services are mainly traditional, and of course we celebrate Feast Days as well as baptisms, weddings and funerals.
There have always been strong links between the village and the church. In fact our allotments, reputed to be the oldest in the country, were established in 1809 by the Reverend Stephen Demainbray for the benefit of the village people. The school uses the church for special services such as Harvest, Easter and Christmas and the Guides come to our well attended Remembrance Day Service and lead the procession from the War Memorial to the church. We have a peal of six bells.
The church was extensively re-roofed in 2016, and internally re-ordered between 2018 and 2020, making the interior space more suitable for community uses whilst retaining the look and feel of a traditional country church, adding a loo and servery, and improving the lighting and heating. In December 2022 we were awarded the A Rocha UK Bronze Eco Church award, and are now working towards the silver level.
|Sunday of the Month||Time||Service|
|1st Sunday||11am||Morning Prayer|
|2nd Sunday||9.30am||Morning Prayer or Holy Communion*|
|3rd Sunday||6.00pm||Evening Prayer|
|4th Sunday||10.30am||Woodbridge Group-wide service at different churches in the Group by rotation.|
|5th Sunday||10.30am||Woodbridge Group-wide service at different churches in the Group by rotation.|