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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Revd Gemma Beesley appointed to the Benefice.

The Patrons of the Bernwode Benefice, the Bishop of Oxford, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher and the Church Pastoral Aid Society are pleased to announce that the Revd Gemma Beesley has been offered and formally accepted the post of Rector.  Gemma is currently finishing her curacy in the parish of Cowley.  Gemma is married to Jason and we look forward to welcoming them to the Benefice

The installation will be in July.



Benefice live-stream service

Please join Jenny and Peter for a short service of Compline

Each Sunday at 6pm.

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Churchwardens

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