EVENT: Amesbury Baptist Church community 'Thank-You' day

EVENT: Amesbury Baptist Church community 'Thank-You' day

Published by Mike Draper at 5:03am 23rd March 2019.

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Today (Sat 23rd March) Amesbury Baptist Church demonstrates its deep appreciation to the whole community.

That big thank-you also includes the local Police, and Council, for the help and support that was provided when Amesbury Baptist Church had to be closed during the terrible Novichok poisoning incident last year.


The church is hosting a free family fun day with a range of attractions including; Longdown Community Farm, arts and crafts and musical puppets for the children, as well as drinks and snacks available.

Local dignitaries will also attend. This event is not being staged as a fundraiser, and the church says it's covering the costs, with help from the local Co-Op who're providing some of the food and snacks.


  • Amesbury Baptist Centre, Butterfield Drive, Amesbury, SP4 7SN.
  • The Fun Day Starts: 12 noon
  • At 2pm - there will be a more formal event inside the church with local dignitaries and representatives from the Police
  • Fun Day Finishes: 4.00pm
Amesbury Baptist Church Fun Day 23rd March 2019
Amesbury Baptist Church Fun Day 23rd March 2019


The Amesbury Baptist church building was forced to close its doors to the public following the June 2018 nerve agent incident, in which Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley were exposed to the deadly substance. Charlie had visited a fun day at the church after his partner Dawn was taken to Salisbury District Hospital, and before emergency services were called out to support him too. The tragic poisoning claimed Dawn's life.

READ MORE: As Spire FM News reported, the cordon around Amesbury Baptist Church was eventually lifted on September 27th 2018.

Church member, Dawn Evans told Spire FM News why they're holding the event:

"It is a thank you to the local community of Amesbury who basically helped support us while the church was closed last summer, and also as a thank you to the members of the public that came along and support the Police and security staff on the cordon right the way through the summer bringing drinks, ice cream and food for them all."

"It's important to us because Amesbury is our community and we just want to say thank you to everybody in the community who supported us through such a difficult time last year."


Hear more from Dawn as she speaks to Spire FM's Chris Wright about their gratitude for all the help offered to them during last year's incident:

Dawn Evans from Amesbury Baptist Church speaking to Spire FM's Chris Wright

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