Last Updated 06 Apr 2014


Public access is granted for up to 50 days in each year, however, as a rule the number of days granted falls well short of the maximum. Public notices are posted on the Ministry of Defence website and in the local press. Access is usually granted during the Easter and Christmas/New Year periods; also, during August. The military training programme will dictate dates of public access in any one year. 


St Giles Church is open from 18th April 2014

Details for Visiting St Giles Church Easter 2014:

Friday April 18th (Good Friday) - 1200hrs to 1700hrs
The Church will be open this afternoon.

Saturday 19th April - 1100hrs to 1600hrs
Bellringers from the Devizes area will attempt a Quarter Peal on the bells at 12 noon.
At 2.30pm there will be the official launch of a CD called "Ghosts of Old Imber".  It is a Folk CD and there will be accompanying folk music.  All profits from sales will go towards maintenance of St Giles Church

Sunday 20th April - 1100hrs to 1600hrs
Easter Sunday will feature the, now traditional, Easter Egg Hunt.  This is a fabulous activity for all the children and will start at 11am, so make sure you have children there to take part !

Monday 21st April - 1100hrs to 1600hrs
Bellringers from Exeter will attempt a full Peal on the bells starting at 1pm.
There will be refreshments and sales of Imber honey on each of the open days.

Further Dates in 2014 when you will be able to visit Imber.  Dates when St Giles Church is open to Visitors have not yet been confirmed.


Provisional plans are to have St Giles Church open most of the days on which access to Imber will be allowed (see below).  The church will certainly be open on the bank holiday weekend  and the weekend before.  More details will become available nearer the dates.

The vintage double decker bus will run from Warminster on Monday 25th August - more details and timetable later.

Details and the date of The annual St Gilestide Service are as yet to be confirmed.  More details later.

The annual service of remembrance will be held on Saturday 8th November at 1100hrs.  Details regarding access will be available nearer to the date.

The Imber Festival of Carols will be held on Saturday 20th December at 1430hrs.  Entry will be Ticket only.  We anticipate tickets being on sale from 1st November.

Access to Imber in 2014
The March edition of the SPTA Newsletter announces the  dates in 2014 when the Ministry of Defence will allow access to Imber and St Giles Church.  These are:

Easter  18th April to 21st April
Summer   22nd August to 1st September
Remembrance Service   8 November (travel by convoy)
Christmas   20 December to 4 January

Please see the top of this page for the Dates when St Giles Church will be open to visitors over Easter.

Please read the SPTA Newsletter for exact timings.  Also, please note that the published access dates and times can be revised or withdrawn by the MoD at short notice for operational reasons.

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