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BOX PARISH CHURCH
 ST. THOMAS A BECKET. (CHURCH OF ENGLAND)
Website : http://www.boxchurch.org/
Tel : (01225) 744458

Priest in Charge  : Rev Dr. Janet Anderson-MacKenzie
The Vicarage, Church Lane, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 8NR
email :
janet@anderson-mackenzie.co.uk


SUNDAY SERVICES. 8am, 10.30 am and 6pm on 4th Sunday

SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF ALL
OUR EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

History : To the north of the church is the site of a Roman villa. It is likely that the Romans had some building with an alter here. The earliest part of the present church is probably 13th Century. In the 14th C the church was substantially altered. Further changes were made in the 14th & 16thC. Major restoration took place in the early 1700s. Inside the church is the Hazelbury Chapel a very interesting part of the building. The surrounding churchyard contains several gravestones. After 1850 burials took place in the Parish Council's cemetery nearby. Burial records have been partially computerised (contact the Parish Council Clerk)

ST. CHRISTOPHER'S. DITTERIDGE, BOX.
 (CHURCH OF ENGLAND),  Canon John Ayers
Tel : (01225) 742123.
Email : johnayers@middlehill.supanet.com
WEEKLY SUNDAY SERVICES (Induction loop sound system installed)
1st SUNDAY: FAMILY SERVICE 10.30 ; 2nd SUNDAY: HOLY COMMUNION 8.00 ; 3rd SUNDAY: HOLY COMMUNION WITH 'BUZZ CLUB' FOR CHILDREN 10.30; 4th SUNDAY: MATINS 10.30. EVENSONG EVERY SUNDAY 6.pm. YOU WOULD FIND A WELCOME AT ANY OF THESE SERVICES

History : Excavations in 1999 confirm that Ditteridge has been a continuous settlement since pre-history. A Roman villa stood on the site of Cheyney Court and there were Roman and earlier farmsteads on Winnow Hill above the church. Ditteridge was an important Saxon centre and is a Doomsday village. The church, built in 1097, is a two cell structure with Norman doorway and font. Dedication crosses, a C13th rood loft stairway and a unique piscina are of interest to church visitors. The name "Ditch-ridge" and the dedication to St Christopher owes its origin to the proximity of the Fosse Way, which touches the parish boundary at the Shire Stones. The imposing manor house, Cheyney Court, is now an international language school. Thatched and stone cottages and a weathered war memorial give the hamlet a tranquility and timeless quality. Leaflets giving a history of the hamlet and of St. Christopher's are available in the church. The history of Ditteridge, 'One Bell Sounding', is currently being revised and reprinted.

BOX METHODIST CHURCH
THE PARADE, BOX -
Rev Elizabeth Kirova
Tel : (01225) 462426 and Email : ..............


www.boxmethodist.org

Sunday services 1100 every Sunday also 6.30pm but only when announced.

History - Methodists originally met in a cottage at Woodstock (Box). The original chapel was built in 1834 when membership was rising, partly due to the large numbers of workers moving into the village to build the railway tunnel and work in the stone mines. The present church was built next to the (still existing) chapel in 1897

CHAPEL PLAISTER.
WADSWICK,
BOX

History : This is a very small 15th Century building that was originally a hospice & chapel for pilgrims on route to Glastonbury.

The Pilgrims' Chapel
This Chapel is located adjacent to the Bradford Road (B3109) that runs between Fiveways and Corsham. It is a tiny and unique gem of medieval history. It is one of the few remaining examples of roadsidehavens, which would have provided shelter, and a place of worship to pilgrims journeying to Glastonbury to visit the Shrine of Joseph of Arimathea.

After the Reformation the chapel building was used as a store for beer by the then public house next door and a highwayman hid from the authorities within its walls. It was restored to a place of worship in 1893and services are still held every Sunday.

The Chapel is open every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm from 6th May to 16th September 2015.

So why not spend a little time to explore this wonderful building, our volunteer guides will warmly welcome you.
(text updated 1st May 2015)

ST. PATRICKS
CATHOLIC CHURCH, CORSHAM (Pickwick)

www.stpatricks-corsham.org.uk

Further details on the above website