Imber Church – open days

St Giles Church, Imber

Newsletter No 36
5 November 2012

 

 

Welcome to the latest News

 

If you know anybody who might like regular information about St Giles,please refer them to the web site where they can easily sign up to the mailing list and it’s completely free of charge.  Just follow this link

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Open Days

 

The church will be open over Christmas and New Year.  Those who organise the open days are always looking for people to assist so, if you live around Salisbury Plain and would like to help out, please go to www.imberchurch.org.uk and contact Neil Skelton whose email address is on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Carol Concert

 

 

The annual carol concert will be held in the church on Saturday 22nd December at 1430hrs.  The Bratton Silver Band and the St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury, Hand Bell Ringers will entertain and the audience will be invited to participate in a number of traditional carols.  It should prove to be an afternoon full of festivity; mulled wine will be served on arrival !

 

If this is your first visit to the carol concert, please note that there is no heating in the church so wear warm clothing and footwear.  Seating in the church is limited.  However, it may be possible to accomodate a number of small folding chairs for those who want to bring them.  The concert should last approximately 1 hour. Admission is free of charge. However, there will be a retiring collection towards the expenses of the concert and The Churches Conservation Trust which maintains the church.  Programmes will be available.

 

 

 

Carol Concert Bus Service

 

A Free Double Decker Routemaster Bus Service, No 23A will run from Warminster Railway Station to Imber and return on the afternoon of the Carol Concert on 22nd December.  The bus will leave from Warminster Railway Station at 1330hrs and return after the concert at approximately 1545hrs.   There is no charge for the service but as before, donations will be most welcome.

 

 

 

Christmas and New Year Open Days

 

 As well as opening St Giles for the annual carol concert, the church will be open to visitors on the following days.  Please note the times of opening as they are different on Sundays !

 

Thursday 27th December from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Friday 28th December from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Saturday 29th December from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Sunday 30th December from 1200hrs to 1600hrs

Tuesday 1st January 2013 from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Wednesday 2nd January from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Thursday 3rd January from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Saturday 5th January from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Sunday 6th January from 1200hrs to 1600hrs

 

 

 

Adverse Weather

 

Please make sure you read this information.  You may remember that two years ago there was severe weather on Salisbury Plain during the Christmas period and Imber became impossible to reach.  You should please read this section closely because, in the event of further adverse weather, we may need to keep the church closed on specific days.

 

Access to Imber across the Salisbury Plain Training Area is allowed by the Ministry of Defence and they may close off access, or it may become very difficult and dangerous to travel on the roads.  We are only responsible for access into St Giles Church graveyard and the church building.

 

In the event that we decide that the weather is too severe for safe access to St Giles then we will advise on the home page of the web site www.imberchurch.org.uk as soon as a decision is made.  If the MoD decide to close the range roads we will advise as soon as we are told by the MoD. 

 

Weather on Salisbury Plain can change very quickly and we will do our best to keep you in touch with the situation.  However, we cannot be held responsible for nugatory time or expense incurred in finding that the church or Imber are closed on the day you wish to visit.  If you are planning to travel to visit St Giles Church during the Christmas and New Year period, please keep checking www.imberchurch.org.uk .  It is set to refresh if updated but to be certain, you may want to right click over the home page and click on ‘refresh’ or ‘reload’ in your drop down menu.

 

 

 

Travelling to Imber

 

We must remind you to use only the metalled roads from Warminster, Gore Cross (A360), Heytesbury and Bratton and the track leading to the church. An outline map of how to reach Imber is on www.imberchurch.org.uk All other areas are out of bounds to the general public. You can read the latest SPTA Newsletter on www.imberchurch.org.uk for detailed safety information regarding the Salisbury Plain Training Area.

 

 As you are probably aware, the Ministry of Defence always reserves the right to deny access to SPTA at short notice for operational reasons. We always contact mailing list members as soon as we become aware of changes to dates and times when the MoD will allow access or at short notice we post on the web site www.imberchurch.org.uk  Such decisions are outside our control so we cannot be held responsible for any nugatory travel or expense as a result of last minute closures.

 

copyright St Giles Church, Imber 2012

St Giles Church, Imber

Newsletter No 36
5 November 2012

 

 

Welcome to the latest News

 

Thank you for your continuing support.  We now have over 560 members of the mailing list.

 

If you know anybody who might like regular information about St Giles,please refer them to the web site where they can easily sign up to the mailing list and it’s completely free of charge.  Just follow this link

 

 

 

Newsletters

 

This is the second newsletter in the new format.  We hope that you like the look of it.  Please let us know if you would like more information or you have ideas about content or design.  This is very much your newsletter !  You can email to imber.info@ntlworld.com we will be pleased to hear from you.

 

 

 

Coming Open Days

 

St Giles Church is open in November for the annual service of remembrance. The church will also be open over Christmas and New Year.  Those who organise the open days are always looking for people to assist so, if you live around Salisbury Plain and would like to help out, please go to www.imberchurch.org.uk and contact Neil Skelton whose email address is on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

 

 

 

Remembrance Service

 

The annual remembrance day service will be held at St Giles Church on Saturday 10th November.  The service begins at 1100hrs but PLEASE NOTE: all those wanting to attend the service must meet at Vedette Post No 2 (VP2), Warminster no later than 1030hrs.  Vehicles will then be escorted by the Army to Imber and on return to Warminster after the service.  Access to the church is being granted by the Ministry of Defence only for the period of the service.  There will be no opportunity to stay at the church after the end of the service.

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Carol Concert

 

 

The annual carol concert will be held in the church on Saturday 22nd December at 1430hrs.  The Bratton Silver Band and the St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury, Hand Bell Ringers will entertain and the audience will be invited to participate in a number of traditional carols.  It should prove to be an afternoon full of festivity; mulled wine will be served on arrival !

 

If this is your first visit to the carol concert, please note that there is no heating in the church so wear warm clothing and footwear.  Seating in the church is limited.  However, it may be possible to accomodate a number of small folding chairs for those who want to bring them.  The concert should last approximately 1 hour. Admission is free of charge. However, there will be a retiring collection towards the expenses of the concert and The Churches Conservation Trust which maintains the church.  Programmes will be available.

 

 

 

Carol Concert Bus Service

 

A Free Double Decker Routemaster Bus Service, No 23A will run from Warminster Railway Station to Imber and return on the afternoon of the Carol Concert on 22nd December.  The bus will leave from Warminster Railway Station at 1330hrs and return after the concert at approximately 1545hrs.   There is no charge for the service but as before, donations will be most welcome.

 

 

 

Christmas and New Year Open Days

 

 As well as opening St Giles for the annual carol concert, the church will be open to visitors on the following days.  Please note the times of opening as they are different on Sundays !

 

Thursday 27th December from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Friday 28th December from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Saturday 29th December from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Sunday 30th December from 1200hrs to 1600hrs

Tuesday 1st January 2013 from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Wednesday 2nd January from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Thursday 3rd January from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Saturday 5th January from 1000hrs to 1500hrs

Sunday 6th January from 1200hrs to 1600hrs

 

 

 

Adverse Weather

 

Please make sure you read this information.  You may remember that two years ago there was severe weather on Salisbury Plain during the Christmas period and Imber became impossible to reach.  You should please read this section closely because, in the event of further adverse weather, we may need to keep the church closed on specific days.

 

Access to Imber across the Salisbury Plain Training Area is allowed by the Ministry of Defence and they may close off access, or it may become very difficult and dangerous to travel on the roads.  We are only responsible for access into St Giles Church graveyard and the church building.

 

In the event that we decide that the weather is too severe for safe access to St Giles then we will advise on the home page of the web site www.imberchurch.org.uk as soon as a decision is made.  If the MoD decide to close the range roads we will advise as soon as we are told by the MoD. 

 

Weather on Salisbury Plain can change very quickly and we will do our best to keep you in touch with the situation.  However, we cannot be held responsible for nugatory time or expense incurred in finding that the church or Imber are closed on the day you wish to visit.  If you are planning to travel to visit St Giles Church during the Christmas and New Year period, please keep checking www.imberchurch.org.uk .  It is set to refresh if updated but to be certain, you may want to right click over the home page and click on ‘refresh’ or ‘reload’ in your drop down menu.

 

 

 

Travelling to Imber

 

We must remind you to use only the metalled roads from Warminster, Gore Cross (A360), Heytesbury and Bratton and the track leading to the church. An outline map of how to reach Imber is on www.imberchurch.org.uk All other areas are out of bounds to the general public. You can read the latest SPTA Newsletter on www.imberchurch.org.uk for detailed safety information regarding the Salisbury Plain Training Area.

 

 As you are probably aware, the Ministry of Defence always reserves the right to deny access to SPTA at short notice for operational reasons. We always contact mailing list members as soon as we become aware of changes to dates and times when the MoD will allow access or at short notice we post on the web site www.imberchurch.org.uk  Such decisions are outside our control so we cannot be held responsible for any nugatory travel or expense as a result of last minute closures.

 

copyright St Giles Church, Imber 2012

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