Can we help?

Showing the love of God in our actions and attitudes

We are blessed with seven very beautiful church buildings and opportunities to worship together week by week. But this is not what makes us a church community. We are united in our focus upon showing the love of God in our actions and attitudes within our community and farther afield.

So is there something that we can offer to you? Can we support you as you prepare for major challenges in your life? Can we help you to prepare for marriage, or birth of a new child? Do you need practical assistance, but have no-one to turn to?

Members of our churches already support many of the organisations in our villages. Below are just some of the ways in which we have supported our community in the past:

  • befriending
  • running errands
  • making meals
  • running activities
  • serving as governors
  • helping victims of our local floods
  • running Open the Book in our schools
  • visiting the elderly
  • and many, many more

Perhaps we can also support you. Please, contact us.

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Village charities 

You may be surprised at what help may be available close at hand:

  • Ann Estcourt Charity by her will of 1704 Ann Estcourt, spinster, of Long Newnton, Gloucestershire, made bequests for apprenticing boys of Long Newnton, and Rollestone and Shrewton in Wiltshire. Its aims have broadened since that time and you can find more details on the Charity Commission website, where it also lists the trustees and gives, as a contact, Mr K E Lovelock, on 01980 620825
  • Candlemas Charity sometimes known as Woodroffe and Tucker’s Charities (known as Candlemas Money) was registered in 1962. You can find more details on the Charity Commission website where it also lists the trustees. For further details please, read more…
  • The John Collins Charity was registered in 1964. Also known as The John Collins Charity for the Poor of Chitterne. You can find more details on the Charity Commission website where it also lists the trustees. It describes its activities as ‘The relief of poverty in the village of Chitterne,’ with its charitable objects being ‘For the general benefit of the poor and sick’
  • The Eliza Collins Trust in 1961 Miss Eliza Collins left a legacy of £100 to the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Finance, with the request that the income therefrom should be paid to Chitterne Church and used to keep the three Collins family graves in good order and repair and for the general up-keep of the graveyard. Annual
    income is now about £100. This is a Restricted Fund and the income can only be used as stated

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Other organisations 

We work with and support many other organisations that help people locally and further afield including:

The Trussell Trust activities Trussell Trust logoact trussell trust orcheston collection pointA Christian organisation motivated by Jesus’ teaching on poverty and injustice: ‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Matthew 25:35-To support the Trust in our four villages we have two collection points for food, read more… For details of how you can help please contact text and contact details need completing 

Alabaré logo for AlabareFounded in Wiltshire in 1991, Alabaré is a charity that works with vulnerable and marginalised people in our communities. It supports them towards gaining the independence they need to move on with their lives. They work with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, veterans, young people, and people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. Their website will tell you more

Salisbury Women’s Refuge act salisbury womens refugeContact telephone numbers:

          • Police – 999 
          • Abuse Liasion Officer – 01722 435390

Salisbury Women’s Refuge has charitable status and is supported by local charities, including members of Salisbury Diocesan Mothers Union branches. In the past Shrewton Mothers Union has, at their annual Advent Carol Service, given Christmas presents for the mothers and children, but now collects money for the mothers to be able to buy chosen gifts for their children. Each year in August the Shrewton Mothers Union also sponsors several families in residence at the Refuge to join other families on their MU Family Holiday in Sidmouth. Please visit the Refuge’s website for more information

Louie’s SMILES act Louies SMILES(Sharing Memories In Louie’s Everlasting Smile) is a charity founded in Wiltshire. It was set up in memory of Louis to provide children’s wards with toys. To find out more about Louis and the charity named after him please visit their website, or email them

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what we do, STFH imageswhat we do, STFH logoSalisbury Trust for the Homeless provides a home for single adults who would otherwise have nowhere to live. They provide support for our clients to develop essential life skills, identify and develop options for the future, access education, training and employment, access permanent housing, return to independent living. And they offer a safe supportive environment, shared housing with up to four people per house and their own bedroom and use of communal facilities. Please visit their website or call them on 01722 338510

what we do, RBL logoRoyal British Legion The Royal British Legion helps the whole Armed Forces community through welfare, comradeship and representation as well as being the Nation’s custodian of Remembrance. It helps serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-Service men and women (veterans), their families and dependants all year-round and provides practical care, advice and support to the Armed Forces family all year round. Please visit their website


Hospices Three of the hospices nearest to us:

  • Salisbury Hospice Provides specialist palliative care services for the Wiltshire area. You are welcome to visit their website, or to telephone them on 01722 416353
  • Naomi House and Jack’s Place At Sutton Scotney in Hampshire, provide care and support to life-limited and life-threatened children, young adults and their families. Find out how they can help by visiting their website, or give them a call on 01962 760060 
  • Dorothy House Hospice Near Bradford on Avon, gives free high quality care and support to people with life-threatening illness. You can visit their website or call them directly on 01225 722988 

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