Imber Church

St Giles Church, Imber

Special Carol Concert Newsletter

1 November 2013




21st December 2013


The fifth Christmas Carol Concert will be held at 2.30 pm on Saturday 21st December, 2013.  Seasonal music will be provided by the Bratton Silver Band and the Salisbury St Thomas Hand – Bell Ringers.


As the Concert has become increasingly popular it is necessary to limit the number attending to 250. Those who attended the Carol Concert in 2012 will recall that the church was packed to over capacity which raised Health and Safety concerns. This year entry to the Carol Concert will be by ticket only. Although a ticket will guarantee entry it will not necessarily guarantee one of the 150 seats available on a first come first served basis. TICKETS COSTING £5 EACH WILL BE LIMITED TO 6 FOR EACH APPLICATION.  A free glass of mulled wine or soft drink and a mince pie will be offered.


The duration of the Concert will be approximately one hour. There is no heating in the church. You are advised to dress accordingly.  Please note that the church will not be open until 1. pm.


Should you wish to purchase tickets please send a cheque for the required amount, made out to: ‘The Friends of St Giles’ to:


Peter Lankester

The Barn

26A Court Lane




BA13 4RF


Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for the delivery of your tickets.  Cheques will not be cashed until after the event. Should the Concert be unavoidably cancelled because of bad weather all cheques will be destroyed and no money taken.


A free bus service (No 23A) will operate from Warminster Rail Station, leaving promptly at 1.30 pm and returning fifteen minutes after the concert. Donations will be invited towards running expenses. N.B. Concert ticket holders only will be permitted to board the bus for the journey to Imber.


Should you have any queries please contact either:

Peter Lankester ( or

Neil Skelton (




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 All other areas are out of bounds to the general public. You can read the latest SPTA Newsletter on 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  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.


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