AboutThe Churches Conservation Trust protects and cares for 21 historic churches across Wiltshire. The unique collection of churches includes irreplaceable examples of architecture, archaeology and art from 1,000 years of history. Why not visit and discover them for yourself? Activities include bell-ringing, organ-playing or exploring ancient churchyards, and there’s a variety of different events on offer. See our website for full details.
CCT’s Wiltshire churches include:
All Saints’, Alton Priors – medieval church close to the Kennet & Avon Canal and with fantastic views of the Alton Barnes White Horse. The yew tree in the churchyard is said to be 1,700 years old, and the church contains a hidden ancient secret!
Alton Priors, Swindon, SN8 4LB
St. John’s, Inglesham – an exquisite ancient wonder a stone’s throw from the Thames and the Ridgeway path. An amazing series of paintings, from the 13th- to the 19th- century, cover the walls.
Inglesham, Swindon, SN6 7RD
St. Leonard’s, Sutton Veny - an atmospheric partial ruin set in wonderful surroundings on the edge of a picturesque Wiltshire village.
Duck Street, Sutton Veny, Warminster, BA12 7AL
St Mary’s, Old Dilton – delightful 14th century church near the River Biss, on one of the many walking paths to the Westbury White Horse.
Old Dilton, Mr Westbury, BA13 4DB
St Mary’s, South Tidworth - a sumptuously decorated creation of John Johnson, architect of London’s Alexandria Palace. Expect exotic marbles, rich carving and Italian mosaics.
Shipton Road, South Tidworth, Tidworth, SP9 7ST
All Saints', Idminston - a 13th century church full of remarkable medieval stone carvings, including fearsome gargoyles.
Idmiston, Salisbury, SP4 0AU.
Unless otherwise stated all churches are open daily between 10am and 4pm and are free to visit, with donations welcome.
Entry by voluntary donation.
|2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* South Tidworth Church is open daily 10am to 4pm.
Access to All Saints’ Church is via local keyholders who live nearby.