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Rector
The Rev Richard Warhurst
01747 830174

Associate Priest
The Revd June Lane
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Church Warden
Suzanne Sandford
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Deputy Churchwardens
David McLaren Webster, Michael Butler, and Briony Hamilton
The Millenium window.  The resurrection of Christ The Yew tree at the front entrance is 470 years old. The plaster work was designed by Dr Wren the 17th century rector, the father of Sir Christopher Wren
St Mary’s Church East Knoyle  is one of six churches in the St Bartholomew’s Benefice:  The other five parishes in the Benefice are Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary with Charlton, Sedgehill, and Semley. The Benefice is within the Chalke Deanery and the Sarum Archdeaconry Diocese of Salisbury.

St Mary’s Church, with its Saxon origins, is the most significant building in East Knoyle.  A brief illustrated history of the church can be found in the Parish Plan.

 Like many country parishes, the church has a considerable struggle to cover its annual running costs.  Methods of raising this amount of money are many and varied, most of which are dependent on the hard work and good will of numerous parishioners.  Various fundraising events are organised each year to bolster the regular collections in church.

A major source of income is the Gift Aid Scheme; and over 100 currently contribute in this way.  There is scope of course for many more and should anyone feel they can afford more, or wish to become a contributor please use the  form on the contact page and your wish will be passed to the right person.

St Mary’s Church East Knoyle  is one of six churches in the St Bartholomew’s Benefice:  The other five parishes in the Benefice are Semley, Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary, Sedgehill, and Charlton. The Benefice is within the Chalke Deanery and the Sarum Archdeaconry Diocese of Salisbury

 Like many country parishes the church has a considerable struggle each year to cover its annual running costs.  In 2008 these amounted to £43,038 which included a diocesan share of £21,607.  Methods of raising this amount of money are many and varied, most of which are dependent on the hard work and goodwill of numerous parishioners.  Fundraising events for 2009 include Snowball lunches, open gardens day, Bridge Day and so on.  All these activities bolster the regular collections in church

A major source of income is the Gift Aid Scheme; and 114 individuals contributed in this way during 2008.  There is scope of course for many more and should anyone feel they can afford more or wish to become a contributor, they should send an email to Stephen Dawson, the Gift Aid Secretary at sedawson@btinternet.com.

It is worth pointing out that there are very few people who do not need the use of the church from
St Mary’s Church

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