Alabare annual sleep out

> The Christian charity Alabare held its annual sleep out on 13th March this year. Over 100 bedded down in the cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral as temperatures dropped towards zero and a brisk south westerly breeze kept everyone tucked up in their sleeping bags. The Salisbury Plain Benefice had three participants including the Rector’s husband, Sean. Picking the doorway of the Chapter House the team rolled out their bedding and two of the three were soon snoring steadily. Unfortunately, the third, Sean had to move fifty feet from the other two so that he could finally get to sleep. Sleeping mats and beds were rolled up at 6.30am and the team were sent on their way with a warm drink and a range of sweetmeats donated by local businesses. The event raised over £5,000 and money is still coming in. Every pound raised will be used to finance the charity’s rough sleeper drop in centre. > Sent from the iPad

The ‘Cross pilgrimage’

Dear all,

Should you wish to participate in the walk between the 4 villages of the benefice, the details are as follows. You are welcome to join for any or all of the walks. All walks are from church to church as listed. No need to ‘sign up’, just come along on the day. Dogs & horses welcome.

Wednesday morning leaving at 10am: from Shrewton Church to Orcheston (St Mary’s) Church

Thursday afternoon leaving at 3pm: Orcheston (St Mary’s) to Tilshead Church

Friday morning leaving at 9am: Tilshead Church to Chitterne.

The Good Friday service will begin at 12 noon in Chitterne.

for further information please do get in touch,

with kind regards,


– Eleanor Rance

Salisbury Plain Benefice
01980 620580