Edington is a small village on the edge of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, and its Priory is one of England's most important village churches. Built by William of Edington, the distinguished former Bishop of Winchester, the church was completed in 1361.


The Friends of Edington Priory Church is a registered charity that aims to:

  • Restore and maintain the church
  • Care for the furnishings
  • Enable it to be a place of inspiration
  • Ensure it is a house of devotion

We do this by helping the parishioners with the substantial costs of maintaining this remarkable Grade I listed building.

Friends' Annual Festival
We have a very full day planned as usual, beginning with the Solemn Eucharist. Other highlights include lunch in the marquee, our AGM, and a talk by the crime writer Kate Charles. The day concludes with Solemn Evensong and Compline.
Download the full programme here

Friends' newsletter
Always a good read, Susie Hancock brings us up to date with the deliberations of the Friends' Council and looks forward to the annual Edington Festival. There's some news about this website, too!
Click here for the download

Join us!   Edington Music Festival

As a member of the Friends, you'll find a warm welcome to our annual Festival, and to other events during the year.

    Our 62nd annual festival of music in the Liturgy begins on 20th August. Click here for more details and a link to the all-new Festival website.
Edington: the Bishop's legacy A church near you
  This comprehensive book about the Priory church comes from local author Graham Laslett, who has generously donated the profits to the Friends.
The book costs £14.95 plus p&p - click here to email the Secretary for details.
    Open this Church of England site in a new window to give details of Edington parish and its weekly services.
  Our Benefice
    This community website opens in a new window with general information about Edington and the local area.
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