CHRIST CHURCH, BULKINGTON
Christ Church, Bulkington in the The Church of England Diocese of Salisbury was consecrated on 25th September 1860. Until then, the villagers of Bulkington, then an agricultural village with five farms, a mill, a blacksmith and a pub brewing its own ale, had to walk to Keevil for worship and records show that services were frequently held in houses during the winter months.
After years of discussion and disappointment, Sir Walter Long of Preshute House gave half an acre of land as a free gift to God and His work, also giving building materials and money to help bring the work to an early completion. Dr Gaisford, who was Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and owner of the ‘Manor of Bulkington’, also subscribed £400 towards the cost of the building and it is likely that our little church was named Christ Church in recognition of his generosity..
The church was consecrated by the Bishop of Salisbury and newspaper cuttings of the time show a very happy occasion, with the ceremony beginning with a procession from Dr Gaisford’s (now Withdean House) to the west porch accompanied by a large body of clergy from the surrounding locality.
The 150th Anniversary of the consecration was celebrated on Saturday 25th September 2010 and Bishop Bill Ind (from the Seaside Parish) attended to take our service
The Gate at Christ Church, Bulkington
Interior of Christ Church, Bulkington
Regular Services at Christ Church
1st Sunday of the month - 9.30 am, All Age Worship. This is NOT a special children's service but is informal and very child friendly.
2nd Sunday 6.00 pm Evensong
3rd Sunday 9.30 am Parish Communion
4th Sunday 6.00 pm Evening Communion
Regular Meetings organised by Christ Church
1st Wednesday of the month: - The Lunch Club, to which everyone is welcome, 12.30 in The Well, Bulkington. Please contact Jane Coles (828145) if you would like to join us.
The vicar is always pleased to receive queries about baptisms, weddings or even just a request for a home visit.
Please contact Revd Renee Coulson, Seend Vicarage, tel. 01380 82728501380 827285. Email: Revd Renee Coulson
Newsletter December January 2014.doc
Link to Christ Church Bulkington Welcome Pack
The Friends of Christ Church, Bulkington
Link to The Friends of Christ Church Bulkington leaflet November 2014
Bulkington 100+ Club (run by The Friends of Bulkington)
Follow this Link to Bulkington 100+ Club
will meet on Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 7.30 at 4 Northfields, Bulkington, led by Maureen Allchin
This group, for all in Seend, Bulkington and Poulshot, meets to discuss various issues of Christian thought. At this meeting we will continue discussing the Ten Commandments. Everyone is welcome to this informal and pleasant evening.