The Church of St John the Baptist, Colerne, Wiltshire       A parish in the Lidbrook Group of Churches, Chippenham Deanery and Diocese of Bristol.

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The Parish Magazine contains all you need to know about Colerne!  Events, reports, articles and all those essential services offered by our advertisers.  Delivered to your door around the last day of the month, or extra copies can be found at the back of the church.

Family History resources







Publications available from Colerne History Group

Wiltshire OPC

Other resources


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Their Haven Under the Hill was compiled by John Crittenden in 2013, building on work by Sandie and Phil Waite, Gina Brierley and Barrie Austin.  It lists all the memorial inscriptions existing in Colerne, not only those in the parish church graveyard, and provides a cross reference with the Farewell to the Hill compilation of obituaries from the Parish Magazine, available from the Colerne History Group.

Colerne History Group has produced a number of fascinating publications including The Village on the Hill (aspects of Colerne history), Life on the Hill (Colerne remembered) and Farewell to the Hill (obituaries).  These are slim paperbacks, not all in print.  Contact the History Group (Eileen Collins, 01225 744266) for availability or some second-hand copies may be available online.

Wiltshire OPC is a website hosting information supplied by volunteer Online Parish Clerks for each parish in the county.  It is an growing project, started in Cornwall and spreading to a number of other counties including Wiltshire.  The Colerne page currently holds information including census returns and Marriages 1560-1755.

The WSHC holds most of the records relating to the history of Colerne, including:

Baptisms 1628-1957
Marriages 1560-1986
Burials 1661-1959

We will shortly be  able to offer this wonderful resource online. 




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