Statement on the Clergy Vacancy in the Benefice of Mere, West Knoyle and Maiden Bradley:
FINDING A NEW VICAR
Following on from Archdeacon Alan Jeans’s piece in August’s Mere Matters, the Church Council (PCC) has set up a working group to consult with all interested parties and produce a plan to suit the Benefice. Salisbury Diocese has no plans for resident vicar in Mere at present and the Vicarage will continue to be let. It is probable that St Michael’s will share a vicar with more parishes than at the moment and the vicar may live out of Mere.
We hope to put a workable plan to the Archdeacon by Christmas.
Please give us your support and prayers at this time.
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.
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.
St Michael’s on the Map: