St Mary’s Church Chilton

Services are held on the second Sunday of every month

Service DateStart TimeServiceNotes
14/05/201710:00 amHoly Communion (CW)
11/06/201710:00 amHoly Communion (CW)
09-07-201710:00 amHoly Communion (CW)
13/08/201710:00 amHoly Communion (CW)
10-09-201710:00 amHoly Communion (CW)
08/10/201711:30 amHarvest FestivalThe Harvest Festival Lunch ar The Barn follows this service
08/10/201701:00 pmHarvest Festival LunchMore details will b epublished nearer the time but all welcome to enjoy a special lunch and auction of produce afterwards
12/11/201710:00 amHoly Communion (CW)
10-12-201710:00 amHoly Communion (CW)
16/12/201705:00 pmChristmas Carol serviceFeaturing the Marsh Gibbon Silver Band, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies and hopefully a VERY special visitor
25/12/2017TBCChristmas Day Service
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