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 in1361.

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

  • 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 GradeI 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

Graham Laslett Edington Music Festival
Friends will be saddened to hear that Graham Laslett died at the end of June.
Graham served on the Friends' Council, and was a staunch supporter of the Priory Church over many years. Many of us remember the tours and lectures that he used to give, and his fascinating book (see below) has featured on this website for several years.
Graham's funeral will be held in the Priory Church on Wednesday 26th July at 2pm.
Meanwhile, our thoughts and prayers are with his widow, Christine.
    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.
       
  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.
 
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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Friends of Edington Priory Church | Registered charity no: 00268249 | updated 5/07/17