St Mary & St Melor, Wiltshire Mx Granger

St Mary & St Melor

A gorgeous former abbey church established in 979AD.

Amesbury, Wiltshire

Opening times

Only open for services due to ongoing roof repairs, although guided tours can be organised through the parish office.


Church Street

Our beautiful historic church dates from 979 AD. The former abbey had links to Fontevrault in France and is the resting place of Eleanor of Provence: the only Queen of England without a marked grave.

This large flint cruciform Grade I church was built for the Benedictine nuns of Amesbury. It is mainly Norman and Early English although heavily restored by Butterfield. The south aisle has a painted medieval ceiling. Some medieval glass survives.  

We are a vibrant church with a liberal Catholic tradition and an inclusive ethos, with regular services and events. We are proud of our flourishing four part choir and our excellent team of bell ringers. 

Close to world famous Stonehenge, we welcome all visitors.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Famous connections

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • National heritage here

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Wildlife haven

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Café within 500m

  • Car park at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Midweek Eucharist Wednesdays 11am. Holy Communion (BCP) Sundays 8am. Parish Eucharist Sundays 10am. All Age Eucharist 1st Sunday of the month, 10am. Choral Evensong 1st Sunday of the month, 6pm. Compline, 6pm every Sunday through Lent and Advent.

  • Church of England

  • Cornerstone Grant, £30,000, 2020

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

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