St Mary the Virgin, Chilton

The calendar

Sunday, 14 August

10:00 am: Holy Communion (CW)

Friday, 2 September

5:30 pm: The Chilton Social

Where to find us

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Dorton Road, HP18 9NA

Parish activities

Pop up pub is coming to Chilton church!

Our beautiful village of Chilton is lacking in social space. So the people of St Marys are planning on turning the church into a pop up pub once a month so the people of Chilton -and beyond- can gather together to share a few drinks, laughs and fun in a friendly atmosphere.

Bring the family, children, dogs, neighbours, friends, work colleagues.

If you work at Chilton Business Centre, why not pop in for a Friday happy hour after work!

First Friday of each month 5.30-8pm, St Mary’s church Chilton HP18 9NA

The first session will be on Friday 6th May 5.30 to 8pm

  • Tea, coffee, wine, beer, snacks
  • Loos available at Chilton House
  • Parking at the back of Chilton House

Pop up pub poster

About the church

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.

Looking up the nave.

Tomb of Sir Thomas Croke and his wife, Elizabeth