the future of the church

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The church today was part of one of the major religious foundations in south-east Wiltshire, and St Mary and St Melor is now a Grade 1 listed building. Running costs for our church, including heating, lighting, annual maintenance to the historic building, and emergency works in the event of a structural problem costs on average £120,000 per year.

This church receives no government grants or assistance from the wider Church of England to pay the running costs – this is raised solely by generous donations from parishioners and visitors. Please donate generously to ensure that we can keep our beautiful historic building open for worship as it has been for over 1000 years.