St. Andrew's is invariably open during the hours of daylight, and we always appreciate visitors and pilgrims. The church lies on the western outskirts of Salisbury, less than 2 miles from the city centre, in a locality now known as Lower Bemerton. Please see the map of the local area.
Visitors can get directly to St. Andrew's using the local bus service (Red 8), which runs approximately hourly during the daytime between Salisbury city centre and Wilton, passing through Lower Bemerton. Other buses pass within 200 yards of the church, along the main road to Wilton (A36); visitors should alight at Roman Road/Skew Bridge and walk down Church Lane.
For those travelling by rail, the church is about a mile to the West of Salisbury station, which lies on the main line from London Waterloo to Exeter and Bristol. The journey time from London is just under two hours. Taxis are available at the station.
Travelling By Road
Visitors travelling by car or coach are advised that the local roads are very narrow, and the church should be approached with care. It is possible to park a few cars just to the East of the church in Lower Road, but coaches or larger vehicles should use the Bemerton Recreation Ground car park opposite St. John's church, 200 yards to the West. Public toilets are available at this car park. Coaches and larger vehicles should avoid approaching from the North (Church Lane) which is unsuitable for heavy traffic. For those using satellite navigation systems, the post code is SP2 9NL.
Leaflet for Visitors
'St. Andrew's Church, Lower Bemerton - A Guide for Visitors' has been produced by The Friends of St. Andrew's and copies are freely available in the church.
It is sometimes possible to arrange for visitors, especially those travelling as a group, to be met by a member of the local community. This would not be a trained guide, but someone who lives nearby and has sufficient knowledge to answer questions about the church and its association with George Herbert. If you are interested, please contact us.
Services are held regularly at St.Andrews, as follows:
Sunday - 8:00am - Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion. A said service with homily.
Friday - 10:00am - Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion. A said service with homily.
First Sunday of every month - Traditional evening prayer services with hymns (no sermon). Times vary - see News Page for details.
Visitors are always welcome to attend these services.
Click here to see a calendar of events for St. Andrew's Church.