All Saints’ Church commands a prominent site in the village. It started life as a royal chapel to the adjacent royal Palace or hunting lodge in the 11th century. The earliest part of the church is the nave, built in the 12th century and over time the Church has been altered to what is seen today.

We have a highly talented adult choir who lead our monthly choral communion service.  The church is used as a venue for occasional services and concerts by Brill C of E school. The church also hosts a variety of concerts during the year.  We have a peal of 6 bells and an active group of ringers. We are lucky to have many volunteers who clean the church, mow some of the grass, arrange flowers etc, who are not necessarily active church goers. Villagers and visitors alike appreciate the fact that we have a policy of keeping the church open during daylight hours.

The nave of All Saints Church
The millenium window

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New lockdown restrictions

The government has accounced new lockdown restrictons that mean that we will not be able to hold church services for at least 4 weeks.

Alternative on-line options are available:

Some churches will open during daylight hours for individual prayer.  Please see the separate notice on the front page or on the relevant parish page.

The vacancy

As you will be aware we in a "vacancy" and have no full time priest.   We have now started the process of finding a new priest to fill the vacancy and have advertised the position in the Church Times and on line.  

In the meantime Jenny, supported by Peter and other lay members will be supporting the benefice during this time.

If you have a question, we recommend that a Churchwarden should be the first port of call, if appropriate to your circumstances.  You can find the list of Churchwardens in Who's Who.

Opening churches for private prayer

The new lockdown regulations allow churches to open for individual prayer.   At present the following churches intend to open as follows:

Ashendon 10am - 4pm Daily
Boarstall On demand See below
Chilton 10am - 4pm Sundays
Dorton 10am - 4pm Sundays
Ludgershall 10am - 4pm Daily
Wotton 10am - 4pm Daily

Although St James's Church, Boarstall, is normally closed, the key can be obtained from the churchwarden.

This list will be updated as other churches make their plans.

Benefice Compline on-line

Please join Jenny and Peter for a short service of Compline

Each Sunday at 6pm.

You can join either using the internet or by telephone.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 565 217 9673
You may be held in a virtual waiting room until we can let you in.
Or by telephone dial either
020 3481 5240 or  020 3051 2874
When asked, enter the meeting id on your phone keypad: 565 217 9673#


Francis Barlow
01844 237 424

Local activities

Lunch Club: Any retired person in the Bernwode Benefice is welcome to join our friendly group. It meets on the 2nd Friday of the month. It costs just £2.50 for a home-cooked, two-course meal, and a small raffle prize.

Lunch is at Brill Memorial Hall, come along at 12.30pm for 1pm.

If you would like to join please let either Josie Symes (01844 237 185) or Caroline Woodman (01844 237 326) know.