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.

CHURCH HISTORY

From the hill above Edington, you can see the harvest is well under way and that the landscape becomes more and more parched.

But the church is cool and welcoming and will soon resound with the glorious music created by the singers and organists who come to take part in the Edington Festival, beginning on 21 August.   Full details can be found via the link below.

If you can’t make it during Festival week, do drop in if you are passing.   It is well worth a visit.

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