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' 60th anniversary weekend

  The Friends' organisation was founded in 1956 by Canon Ralph Dudley, then Vicar of Edington. Join us in July for a weekend of events to mark this major milestone in our history. Explore the secret corners of the church, climb the tower, and share music, meals and much more.
Click here to download invitation and programme
Edington: the Bishop's legacy   Choral Evensong

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.

    As part of the Friends' 60th anniversary, In Ecclesia will sing Evensong at 4pm on Saturday 9th July
Liz Lawrence concert
    On Friday 15th July, young musicians Ben Maton (organ) and Daniel Springate (cello) will present an evening of classical music including works by Bach, Widor and Albinoni
Join us!
  As a member of the Friends, you'll find a warm welcome to our annual Festival, and to other events during the year.
A church near you   Our Benefice
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