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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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:

While churches can remain open for individual prayer, it is too early to tell you the status of each of the parishes.   Please keep eye on this site for those chuches that will remain open.



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#


Returning to church based worship

Good news! We are once again 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.



Forthcoming services

Saturday, 19th December

5.00 pm

Carol service

Churchwardens

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