Churchwarden : Rev Marion Harrison 01380 816963
A communion service is held at St Mary’s Church, Market Lavington on the fourth Sunday of every month at 11 am during the summer months. Through the winter, November to April, we join with Easterton Church on the third and fourth Sundays of the month.
On the second Sunday at 10.30 am a United Service with Trinity Church, Methodist/United Reformed Church takes place. See magazine for venue. January at the Community Hall, February at St Barnabas Church etc.
Services are held at West Lavington on second Sunday, 11 am, Easterton on third Sunday and Great Cheverell on fourth Sunday.
Last year a lot of work was done to the interior of the church. Some of the pews have been removed and the plasterwork removed to remedy the damp on the walls. There are plans to make some more changes, which will make the building much more flexible for different uses. A new heating system is required as well as new toilet facilities and a servery for refreshments. These improvements are dependant on sufficient funds being raised.
Noticeboard – Benefice Policies on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults can be found on the noticeboard.
In past years the Summer Fete at Clyffe Hall and the Christmas Bazaar in aid of the church were generously supported by the village community.
The Real Nativity at Christmas takes place in and around the church.
St Mary’s Church is a focal point in the village community – standing beside the Community Hall, next door to the Village Museum and just above the Old School where the Library is now accommodated. It has been used for concerts with the Community Choir and Market Lavington Village Band and by Lavington School for services.
Historical Notes: In the Church building the Chancel dates from the late 13th Century.
The Nave is 14th Century and the Tower 15th Century Grade 1.
There are six bells with a team of bell ringers.