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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Compline for Trinity Sunday

Please join Jenny and Peter for a short service of Compline on

Sunday 7th June at 6pm.

You can join either using the internet or by telephone.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 565 217 9673
 
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#


Arrangements during the COVID-19 emergency

Allthough our churches are closed and our services and other mid-week gatherings have been put on hold, we are still worshipping using the facilities of the internet.  

There are at least two ways to continue worship:

  • The Diocese runs regular live stream services.  Follow this link for more details
  • The Benefice holds a weekly on-line evening service at 6pm each Sunday.   Please see the separate notice on this page.

If you need pastoral assistance please contact Jenny.

 



The vacancy

As you will be aware, Priscilla has now retired and has left the benefice.

With that, we have now started the process of finding a new priest to fill the vacancy.   It can take time to find the right candidate for the post (before Priscilla arrived, the previous vacancy had lasted  some 15 months).

In the meantime Jenny will be supporting the benefice together with an array of retired and visiting clergy to take our services.

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.



Churchwardens

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