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South Newton / Stoford

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Saint Andrew's Church, South Newton

Patron Saint Day 
30th November

Warminster Road, South Newton, Salisbury, SP2 0QD


Adrian Softley


T. 07899 844929

Service Times / Types

9.30am First Sunday of each month

Holy Communion

History of the Church

South Newton has existed since Saxon times; the church is 12th century, built from rubble stone and covered with finely cut Ashlar Stone. The chancel still has some 13th century features. 1553 records show that the tower originally housed four bells, two of which are still hanging. The tower was rebuilt in 1861, further bells were added in 1862 and 1867 making six. At the turn of this century the church was renovated by local artisans with the roof being extensively repaired. In recent years the churchyard has been extended to the rear of the church.

About South Newton

St Andrew’s Church, South Newton serves a population of around 1,500, which includes Stoford Village and the hamlet of Little Wishford to the North and the hamlet of Chilhampton to the South, all situated along the A36 road from Southampton to Bristol.


St. Andrew’s is one of four churches in the Parish of ‘Lower Wylye and Till Valley’. The other churches in the parish are St. Giles’ Great Wishford, St. Mary’s Stapleford and St. Peter’s, Winterbourne Stoke who all belong to the Wylye and Till Valley Benefice of nine churches, in the Stonehenge Deanery of the Salisbury Diocese.


South Newton is the largest village in the Benefice. There is a small industrial estate, comprising varied businesses, Mouldings Builders and South Newton Hospital (Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre), all of which provide some employment opportunities.


The Village Hall, which is situated just north of the village, has a good recreation ground, on which the village football and cricket clubs play, and is shared with Great Wishford.  There are two children’s play areas, one at the recreation ground and one at the end of Vale View Road.


There are three public houses close by, one in South Newton (The Bell), one in Stoford (The Swan) and the other in Great Wishford (The Royal Oak). 

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