Royal Wootton Bassett

   A Christian presence at the heart of the community for over 750 years.

“We seek to grow through prayer and share Christ’s love through engagement with all”



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If you need a priest, if you need any help, or if you would like to join our email list for updates and information,

please contact us on 01793 853272 or email: churchadmin @ stbartholomews-wb.com

(In case we’re unable to answer the ‘phone, please leave a message)


Sundays at 10:00 am

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

What we ask of you to ensure everyone feels safe coming to our services...

Everyone is encouraged to check in on arrival. Our NHS QR code will be displayed at the church door for those wishing to check in using the app.

And the names and contact details of those not wishing to use the app will be requested on entry into the building.

(In line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care, we will keep your details safely and in compliance with GDPR legislation for 21 days before securely disposing of or deleting them. We will only share your details with NHS Test and Trace, if asked, in the event that it is needed to help stop the spread of coronavirus. We will not use your details for any other purposes or pass them on to anyone else.)

Please use your own hand sanitiser or the sanitiser provided when you enter the building and during the service as required.

  Face coverings are no longer mandatory in any setting but may be recommended in enclosed or crowded places, particularly where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet.

Please continue to be mindful of physical distancing between households and bubbles. We will guide people to seating appropriate to their needs and preferences, provide Please give me space cards, and ensure that there is plenty of seating for those who feel particularly vulnerable.

What we will do …

The minister and others involved in leading the services will observe careful hygiene practices throughout.               

We will be careful in our use of service sheets and other printed materials.

We will continue where possible to make these available on the website/via email beforehand for those who may want to print out and bring their own copy.

For the time being we will continue not to sing as a congregation. We will also ask people not to shake hands with those outside their household/bubble either at the Peace or elsewhere.

Communion will be received in one kind only, and communicants are asked to receive the bread standing.

Regular cleaning of the church and the provision of hand sanitiser.

Regular review of our risk-assessments and guidance.

The Sunday service will continue to be recorded for posting on our YouTube channel and made available via our website, Facebook account and weekly email.

And finally …

If anyone has symptoms of COVID-19 or is feeling unwell; if anyone is waiting for the results of a COVID test or has tested positive; or if anyone has been told to self-isolate – please do not attend the service.

Please take note of Government advice if you or any of your household are in a vulnerable category.

In the light of current COVID-19 rates of infection both nationally and locally we are taking a gradual approach to how we manage our services. Knowing that concerns remain about crowded areas, we are putting the above measures in place to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 whilst still encouraging people to take personal responsibility for their own safety. So we hope you understand and will help us in this. Thank you.

  Some sources of Practical help...

Phone Church

If you know of someone who does not have internet access and would appreciate a short prayer service over the phone please do contact us to find out more about our local 'Phone Church' network: 01793 853272


Support for the COVID-19 self-isolated and quarantined

Picking up shopping - collecting prescriptions - friendly phone call

Call 01793 847472 or email rwbhelpers@gmail.com

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub

For vulnerable people in need of support

Deliveries of food and other essentials - loneliness and wellbeing.  

Call the helpline on 0300 003 4576

or email wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Royal Wootton Bassett Food Bank

Contact the Parish Office on 01793 853272

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Access to the Church

Access for Public Worship

addendum for Holy Communion

Current guidelines

 for Christenings

Current guidelines

 for Weddings

Current guidelines

 for Funerals

addendum for Funerals