St Andrew's Church

The Reverend Jonathan Plows


01722 790616

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What's On at St Andrew's Church (StAC) 2022

Regular Church Services

These occur on the first Sunday of every month at 9.30am.

5th June (Jubilee Service, Celebrating HMQ), 7th August, 4th September, 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December

Special Church Service / Events / Celebrations

These include special services of worship, events and celebrations to bring new and old friends together at our Church, Village Hall or other venues.

  • 22nd May, Rogation Sunday and sponsored stroll,

      Going for a countryside walk really DOES reduce stress and anxiety: Studies reveal that strolling in natural

      surroundings 'is good for the brain! Join us on Sunday 22nd May for an old fashioned 5 mile sponsored walk, starting

      from the Village Hall at 2:00 p.m.: through South Newton, Stoford and Little Wishford; along Monarch's Way out to

      Chain Hill and then back along the banks of the River Wylye.

      Sponsorship forms and map of the route are available from Steve Black (Tel: 01722 792744 or Email:


      All funds raised will go to St. Andrews Church.

  • 4th June, HMQ Jubilee Tea Party and tree planting, 3pm. Village Hall.

  • 26th June, Manor Farm, South Newton. Open Farm event, 12pm to 3pm.

       An exciting opportunity to enjoy a visit to Manor Farm, between midday and 3:00 p.m., courtesy of Chris Swanton

       and Family. £10 for each adult ticket (E5 for children) includes guided farm tour, lunch and drinks.

       All funds raised will go to St Andrews Church.

       To book your ticket, please email: jrderryman@gmail.com

  • 16th July, Stofest, attended by Church representatives, 3pm. Village Hall.

  • 9th October, Harvest Festival, 6pm. StAC.

  • 27th November, Benefice Advent Carol Service with Choir, TBC.

  • 30th November, St Andrew's Day Quiz and Service, 6pm. Village Hall.

  • 10th December, Christmas Tree decorating, 3pm. StAC.

  • 18th December, Carol and Crib Service, 4pm. StAC.

  • 25th December, Christmas Day Service, 9.30am. StAC.


If you would like more information about these events, please contact JohnDerryman via email: jrderryman@gmail.com or call 07703 629101.

If you would like to support our Church financially, please contact our Treasurer, Mrs Nikki Softley via email: nikki.softley@btinternet.com

St Andrew's Church Spring Clean - Thank you!

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to Mark and Karin Pountain, Tim Purchase, Steve Black, Laura Myers, Diane Blake, Theresa Jones, Jackie Stott, Maggie Metcalfe and Nikki Softley for all their hard work in cleaning our Church on Saturday 9th April.  There were amazing home made cakes, fun and a brilliant renovation of St Andrews Church.


Mark, our Church Warden said “Wow!  The whole place looks, smells and feels different and makes you want to be in that space. Thank you all very, very much for such a brilliant turn-out and for such sterling work.  Humbled by such a great team effort - upwards and onwards St Andrew’s!”


We look forward to seeing you at the next event – Palm Sunday Easter Arts and Crafts!








Survey Update.


Thank you to everyone who has completed the recent survey about our community Church. We have had 44 responses, with lots of great ideas.  Of the people that responded, 77% regard our Church as an important part of the character of the village.  48% said it holds special memories and community history.  In addition to all of the wonderful religious events, 75% would like social events, such as coffee / cake / plant sales.  64% of respondents would like music events and 50% would like a Christmas Tree decorating social event. There is also strong interest in bell ringing, and if you would like to register your interest, our Rector, Reverend Jonathan Plows has asked that you contact him by email Rectorwtv@gmail.com or 01722 790616.


We asked if there was anything that put people off and / or prevents people visiting the church.  The main challenges are parking and a lack of toilets.  We are delighted to confirm that parking is now available at the Hospital and we are exploring options to provide toilet facilities.


Mark Pountain, Vice Chair of the Church Parish of Wylye and Till Valley and Church Warden of St Andrew’s Church said “I am hugely grateful to John Derryman for organising the survey, to everyone who has completed the survey, and also to everyone who attended the service and meeting at St Andrew's Church on 7th November.  We had 20 people there, enjoyed refreshments together and shared ideas as to how we can support St Andrews and achieve the future that we all want.  To ensure the financial security and continuation of our Church, we need ongoing support from across our community.  The survey results and conversations being had give us hope that this is starting to happen.  On behalf of Jonathan, Maggie, Mary and Rosemary, thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at our Services and fund raising events over the coming months.”

St Andrew's Church Spring Clean Team
St Andrew's Church Spring Clean Team

Parish Council Meeting:

Wed 3rd March 2022.

Draft Minutes


Next Meeting: Thu 12th May 2022 - Parish Council AGM at 7pm Agenda followed by the Parish Council Meeting Agenda


200 Club - March Winners


Valley Art; details 



Swans W.I.  May 2022 meeting report; date of next meeting: 

2nd June 2022.