All Saints Church, Crudwell, SN16 9EP
Welcome to Crudwell Church
Our church and people
We hold a variety of services, delivered by ordained and lay ministers, as well as churchwardens, and we are always mindful of the needs of different generations, including the use of a play area at the back of the church.
Our congregation is often boosted by visitors, and following services we enjoy socialising over refreshments. We welcome anyone who is a member of any church to take communion with us.
Our church and community
The local community shows its commitment to the church by giving time and resources to support our work. The annual Strawberry Fayre is our main fundraiser, running for a whole weekend in July. Virtually everyone in the village takes part in some way, making shortbread, serving teas, manning stalls, performing in musical events etc.
We could not maintain the high standard of housekeeping in the church without a team of volunteers from the village, who clean, arrange flowers, maintain the clock and tidy the churchyard.
The church hosts community groups such as the benefice Youth Group. Church Recorders from the Decorative and Fine Arts Society are recording the contents of the building, in thanks for the welcome that they have received from the village.
We have strong links with the school. Church members run an ‘Open the Book’ assembly once a fortnight. We also help to make Mothering Sunday gifts, palm crosses etc. The school, in turn, holds special assemblies in the church on a regular basis.
Our church building
Although the church is Grade 1 listed and of Norman origin, in 2009 a disabled toilet and a food preparation area were added to the church, and some pews removed, to allow more flexible space for informal worship, concerts, coffee mornings and group meetings.
All Saints is proud to host several weddings each year, many of which are followed by a reception at The Rectory Hotel next door, with whom we have a very good relationship.
As many of the couples who are married here live outside the parish, we encourage them to come to services in the run up to their big day, and we are delighted to get to know so many happy people.
Strawberry Fayre 2017
We are delighted to announce that this year’s fayre raised a whopping £6,000 for church funds. The money will help us to maintain the fabric of All Saints Church. This year we aim to improve accessibility to the church and deal with some health and safety issues; in particular, the health and size of some of the older trees in the churchyard.
Many thanks to all those who helped to make our 30th anniversary event such a success.
Previous events have raised funds for:
We are indebted to the following organisations for providing grants towards this work, which has minimised the amount of money that the church has had to find.