St. Aldhelm’s Church, Corsham


In 1790 a Congregational Chapel was founded and continued in being until 1972 when the Congregational Church joined with the Presbyterian Church to form the United Reformed Church (URC)  Approximately 150 yards away a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel opened its doors for worship in October 1878.  In 1902, a larger church was built adjacent to the original one which then became the present church hall.

From 1968 onwards, the two churches grew gradually together, sharing the worship occasionally and working together.  Under the sensitive leadership of the ministers of that time, the two church families finally merged to become the United Church of St. Aldhelm’s in 1984. 

In 2009 the Worship area was extensively refurbished and the finished building retains a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere with the added flexibility of use and modern technology. There is a hall and other meeting rooms and the entire church is available for hire.  A warm welcome is given to our regular charitable users and all who attend the church for Worship.

The church is also, of course, available for all your spiritual needs from Weddings, christenings, and funerals, for more details of these please get in touch with the minister.

In a world of busyness and stress, we seek to offer a sanctuary of peace and hope through our worship, our welcome, and our offers of practical help. We are an inclusive fellowship where all are welcome and everyone is given a seat and a voice.


The church is located at:

Pickwick Road
SN13 9BS
Tel: 01249 818923


The church is located on Pickwick Road, Corsham.   From Melksham/Devizes enter on the B3353, pass the Methuen Arms on the right, and go straight on at the next mini-roundabout, then the Church is immediately on your right.

From Calne/Chippenham, continue along the A4 through Pickwick to the Hare & Hounds, turn left at the mini-roundabout into Pickwick Road, and go down to the church on the left.


Times of services

Our Church meets at 10:30 am with Communion taking place on the 3rd Sunday of each Month

The Hive

The Hive is a Morning Coffee club for Mums, Dads, Family members & Carers. Our toddler group has been running for some years now.  Everyone is warmly welcomed. A chance to get to know other mums, family members & carers, lots of toys to play with, and space to run around and make a mess!  Contact Cynthia on 01225 709679

Study / Fellowship Groups

PittstopMeets fortnightly on Monday mornings, 10.30 am (10.15 am for a cuppa’) in the church
LighthouseBible study, Prayer & fellowship group. We Meet every Thursday at 7:15 pm at the church with a 7:30 pm Start. The closing prayers with be at 8:30 pm. For more information call Michael on 07973996287
The Saints Skittles TeamPlay in the Corsham & District Skittles League on Wednesday evenings. Their home alley is at the Corsham Football Club, Lacock Road
Corsham Churches Food BankSt. Aldhelm’s Church is the host church for this work together with the other churches in Corsham. 
Open: Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 am-12 noon. 
The HiveThe HIVE meets on Wednesday mornings in the church hall during term time, 9.30-11.30 am; a time for tea/coffee for Mums, Dads, Family members & carers – and playtime for children!
Sat CafeSAT CAFÉ is open every Saturday morning in the church, from 10.00 am-12 noon. On the first Saturday of each month there is a Book Swap; bring one or more books and swap as required.
Open to everyone.

Other key people

Minister with Pastoral CareRevd Craig Manley
TreasurerVal Johnston
Church SecretaryCynthia Carter (01225 709679)
Communion StewardsVal Johnston, Derrick Williams.
Organist/ClaviovaMrs. Sharon Bridges
Property StewardDerrick Williams
Baptismal Roll SecretaryCynthia Carter
JMA OrganiserVal Johnston
Pastoral OrganiserRevd Anne Dove
EldersDerrick Williams,  Michael Wyatt, Sylvia Nutt, Cynthia Carter, Lorna Robertson, Val Johnston.  
CleanerJoy Finch
Flowers Organiser, Door Stewards, Vestry Stewards, Refreshments, Communion Steward, Music. Sharon
Covenants StewardVal Johnston
Creche Organiser
Junior ChurchKatrina Greenwood
The HiveCynthia Carter
Hiring’s SecretaryTheresa Matthews (07488228662)
Key HolderTheresa Matthews
Skittle TeamJohn Greenwood
Social media/Sound & Presentation.Michael Wyatt, John Johnston, Derrick Williams, Dennis Dove.