Our Vision

... to transform the historic Church of St Mary, Devizes, into a new vibrant building


Bishop Brings His Words and Music to St Mary’s

Saturday, 22 January 2022 - 7pm  ::  £10

TICKETS available from Devizes Books from 4th January or on the door

A bar will be available :: we ask that you make a donation for your drinks, so please bring along some cash as we cannot accept cards.

ARumsey Event

An evening with the Bishop of Ramsbury at St Mary’s Church, Devizes, will showcase Andrew Rumsey’s musical and literary talents.

COVID We are monitoring the situation re. government Covid guidelines and will publish any changes to this event here and on our social media pages. We ask that ticketholders ensure a clear lateral flow test on the day of the event.

He will be sharing songs and readings from his new book English Grounds: A Pastoral Journal in our beautiful 12th century church.

Dr Rumsey’s new book is rooted in the Wiltshire landscape, exploring themes of place, spirituality and belonging in a series of short essays and photographs, so what could be a more appropriate venue for the event than the Grade 1 listed building, which has been a place of worship in the town for nearly nine hundred years.

 “A marvellous book, lit by faith, love and imagination.” Former Literary Editor of The Times, Erica Wagner

The event will be the first of a number planned at St Mary’s for 2022 as the innovative plans to transform the church as a hub for arts in the community take a step nearer.

As well as being an author, whose writing centres on themes of place and local identity, the Bishop is also a musician with a longstanding interest in songwriting and popular music.