Statement regarding the car incident at St Andrew's Church, Castle Combe

First published 7th May 2024

The Diocese of Bristol is aware that on Tuesday 7 May, an incident took place in Castle Combe, Wiltshire in which a person was struck by a car. Additionally, the incident resulted in some damage to the grounds of St Andrew’s Church, Castle Combe.

Wiltshire Police have been notified of the situation. The Diocese requests the public to contact Wiltshire Police at 101, referencing log number 38 and the incident date, with any relevant information they may have pertaining to this case. There will be no further comment from the parish due to the active investigation.

Revd Marc Terry, Team Rector of the Bybrook Benefice said: “As a community, we are saddened by today's incident in Castle Combe. Our prayers are with the people injured in the incident, and we hope for their swift recovery. Let us come together, extending compassion and understanding to all those affected.”

Ven Christopher Bryan, Archdeacon of Malmesbury, said: “My heartfelt prayers are with the injured people, and I sincerely hope for their rapid healing. My colleagues and I will assist St Andrew’s Church in both supporting the community and facilitating necessary repairs in the days ahead.”

St Andrew’s Church, Castle Combe remains open while repairs to the grounds and fabric are undertaken. The area has been made safe and the services and events will continue as normal.

During this challenging period, the Diocese of Bristol asks everyone to keep the injured individuals, those impacted by this incident, as well as the team and community of St Andrew's Church, in their prayers.

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