Chilton

The building

Since Norman times villagers have worshipped God on this spot, and perhaps even before that, as there was a village here in Saxon times, mentioned in the Doomsday Book as Ciltone. All traces of the Norman church have disappeared except for some stones in the northern wall of the nave and a fragment of 12th century work over the doorway in the south transept.

Chilton church is unusually interesting on account of the curious development of its plan, and because there are examples of all the main architectural styles of Mediaeval times.

Inside the church, looking east up the nave
Tomb of Sir John Croke and his wife, Elizabeth

Where we are...


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Returning to church based worship

Good news! We are allowed to return to worship in churches under strict rules.

However, the rules require that we

  • maintain social distancing within the church. 
  • wear a face mask
  • do not linger in church before or after the service

These rules limit the size of the congregation and how we can conduct the services.

Since the situation can change overnight, it is strongly advised that you keep an eye on this web site or a local village facebook page for last second changes.

For further details of services around the benefice, please contact the local churcharden(s) or talk to Jenny.



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.



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#


Forthcoming services

Sunday, 8th November

3.00 pm

Remembrance Service

Churchwardens

Bertie Aubrey-Fletcher
(01844) 265 201
Brian Lloyd
01844 238 009