The church of St Michael the Archangel

Following a conversation with the Bishop of Ramsbury and the Archdeacon, the future options for ministry with the parishes of Mere, West Knoyle and Maiden Bradley, and the Upper Stour benefice are still at a consultation stage.  However, it has been agreed that some additional ministry for Mere would be welcome in this transitional period.  Therefore, The Rev’d Canon Simon Evans, a newly retired priest living in Hindon, has offered to provide support for ministry, and Simon will be supporting services for two Sundays a month, and working with the Bishop and Archdeacon to determine future options.  Simon looks forward to working alongside the existing team of clergy and lay ministers in the coming months.

The parishioners of St Michael’s are an active and friendly group of Christians who enjoy the fellowship of worshipping together in the Anglican tradition and helping each other to find and grow our faith. We also help and support each other in our daily needs and reach out to others in the wider community.

Mere is a large village of about 2,600 in Wiltshire, England, set in the southwestern tip of Salisbury Plain, close to the borders of Dorset and Somerset. Parts of our church building date from the 11th century, and it attracts many visitors because of its interesting architectural and historical features.

The website tells the St Michael’s story in four main sections:

We have regular services on Sunday and also during the week. We also hold other occasional services that appeal to special interests and tastes. You can also find out about our music, our activities for children and young people and other adult groups.       

Groups and community
St Michael’s runs many church-related activities in the main building and also in the Grove Building across the street. Other groups use it for their meetings, concerts, exhibits and comings-together. Here is what they do, with links and contacts to help you find out more.

Building and History                

Like all old buildings, our ancient church shows the history of Mere’s Christian community in stone, hewn and carved wood, stained glass and brass. Find out why so many church guide books single it out for listing.

 Who’s who
St Michael’s Churchwardens, a Parochial Church Council (PCC) and other lay people currently run the church during the vacancy.  See who is in charge of the parish and how to contact them.

St Michael’s on the Map: