A Hidden English Gem

Edington’s majestic Priory church towers over this enchanting little village, tucked beneath the escarpment on the edge of Salisbury Plain. Built in the 14th century by former Bishop of Winchester William of Edington, the Grade I listed building is now Wiltshire’s only perfect monastic church. Since 1956, supporters from far and wide have been helping local people to restore, maintain and improve this remarkable building.

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The fires of autumn

With the Music Festival behind us, we can look forward to misty mornings, brisk walks, and – who knows? – perhaps a little September sunshine. If you weren’t able to join us in person this year, there’s still time to experience the 2021 Festival via the YouTube recordings on the Festival website.

Meanwhile, our Harvest Festival service takes place on 26th September, with more live music to enjoy as Edington Arts mounts a mouthwatering weekend of Bach at the start of October. Head over to the Edington Arts website for full details and bookings.

By then the evenings will be drawing in, the curtains pulled and the fires will be lit. The church remains open every day, so do pop in if you are passing to look around or have a quiet five minutes.   You are always welcome.

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