Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 we are following governmental advice and that of the Church of England to temporarily suspend our services and close the church. Bishop Nicholas is  encouraging everyone to put a lighted candle in their window (if safe to do so) at 7.00pm on Sunday “as a sign of solidarity and hope in the light of Christ that can never be extinguished”.

Full details from the Church of England website can be found here.

Please keep in touch with the community at this time by phoning or emailing each other or by joining the St Katharine’s and Pewsey Deanery Facebook pages. Pewsey Deanery Facebook page, St Katharine’s Facebook page.

You can also sign up for the Pewsey Deanery prayer emails by contacting them at pewseydeaneryprayers@gmail.com

If you want to worship in glorious Savernake Forest, St Katharine’s Church is for you! We welcome everyone, regardless of background or culture, offering a mix of services with emphasis on traditional forms. We enjoy a reputation for staging high-quality festivals that are open to all and look to provide services in fresh ways, such as Celtic Evensongs. 

Instead of our usual list of services being displayed on the right of this page, there are details of alternative service options which we hope you may find useful.


St Katharine’s Church takes its responsibilities surrounding safeguarding very seriously and is compliant with the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policies and Guidelines that can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded and viewed below – see page 4

The Savernake Team

St Katharine’s Church is part of the Savernake Team, a grouping of 11 village parishes in beautiful countryside in North East Wiltshire. We are part of the Deanery of Pewsey in the Diocese of Salisbury, England. You can find more information about the Savernake Team here  

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Rosemary Davies. Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,  on  07500 664800 or email heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org

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