Welcome To Bulkington Village Website
Bulkington, Wiltshire is a quiet farming village on the edge of Salisbury Plain close to the market towns of Devizes and Trowbridge, and a short distance from the beautiful town of Marlborough. The world renowned cities of Bath, to the west, and Salisbury, to the south, are both a forty minute drive.
For many years a well kept secret, this lovely area of Wessex benefits hugely from its local geology with chalk downland and clay vales. The iconic White Horses at Westbury and Cherhill, the tranquil Vale of Pewsey and, of course, the world heritage site of Stonehenge, are all within east striking distance.
Here you will find information about our village community, the services on offer, everything on the work of our Parish Council, a wealth of Bulkington Village History and all kinds of other useful local information.
COME AND SUPPORT BULKINGTON'S JUBILEE PICNIC IN OUR VILLAGE PARK FROM 12 NOON ON JUNE 5th.
BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC AND BE PREPARED TO JOIN IN OUR FUN GAMES.
THE CHURCHYARD QUIET SPACE - WE MADE A GOOD START!
Today a few villagers made a start on transforming the triangle of land at the back of the churchyard into a tranquil space. Many different varieties of bulbs - crocuses, daffodils, snowdrops, & grape hyacinths - were planted, along with many wild flower seeds. If you couldn’t manage to come today but feel able to add something at another time your contributions would be most welcome. There is a rough path around the edge of the space so most of today’s bulbs and seeds were sown in the middle circle. A few cyclamen were also planted under the hedge separating this area from the churchyard.
In due course it is hoped to add one or two benches so that anyone who wishes can make use of what will hopefully be a beautiful quiet space. In today’s warm sunshine it was easy to appreciate what a welcome addition this could be to the churchyard and the village.
Thank you for your support.
Please be aware.....
It is with great sadness that we are cancelling the BULKINGTON VILLAGE CAROL SERVICE (19th December). After much thought we realise that, with the current Covid-19 situation, the church is too small to socially distance people and therefore we cannot guarantee your safety. We would not be able to have food and drink in the church (due to having to wear masks) and that would be no fun! The church is so disappointed about this. You are invited to the Seend Carol Service on Thurs. 23rd December at 7.00 (which I am leading). Seend Church is bigger and people can socially distance there. Let’s hope we can all be back to normal for 2022!! Every blessing for Christmas and for the New Year.
The Revd. Maureen Allchin.
It is with regret that, due to the current Covid-19 situation we are also cancelling the Blessing of the Crib Service at 2.00 on Christmas Eve. We know that many will be disappointed not to have this fun filled service with its always unpredictable “scratch” Nativity! We WILL be gathering at 10.00 on Christmas Day for Holy Communion, so please join us then (with your masks on!). If you would like information about the services that are taking place in the Benefice (some of which will be on Zoom) – then please see the Benefice website - www.wellspringsbenefice.co.uk
Every blessing for a happy and healthy Christmas.
Revd. Maureen Allchin
The Defibrillator is located outside The Well in Bulkington.
In an emergency ring 999 and give the location of the equipment as "The Well, Bulkington". The emergency services will provide you with the code to access the defibrillator (as well as despatching an ambulance). The equipment is user friendly and a video is available to view below