Chale: St Andrew, Chale

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St Andrew’s, Chale, was dedicated by the Bishop of Winchester in 1114.  The church was built by Hugo de Vernon, Lord of the Manor of Chale, and its patronage has been held by Langford, Pounds, Worsleys and now by Keble College, Oxford.  Over the years the building was extended and the fine perpendicular tower, with its quatrefoil panels at the base of the western buttresses, was built in the 15th century.  It is said to be the earliest square-roofed perpendicular tower on the Island. It has two rows of fine pierced ornaments and unusual traceried windows in the belfry, unfortunately cut by the modern clock faces.

There is a peal of six bells in the tower.  Five of them were hung by John Taylor & Co. in 1897, the treble being cast and hung in 1946.  The oldest bell is the 3rd and thought to have been cast in the 14th century by the anonymous "R".  The tenor bell is dated 1628 but was recast in 1896, the same year that the 2nd bell was cast.  The 4th and 5th bells were also recast by John Taylor & Co.

Every window in the church is a stained glass window, and at the same time, a memorial.  Six of the windows were made by Charles E. Kempe, a renowned Victorian stained glass designer and manufacturer.  His windows were regarded as the best, and one of his 'trademarks' was that of peacock feathers used to show the angels' wings.

The church is now within the benefice of Niton, Whitwell and St Lawrence.

 

 

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Mr. Sven Tester
Granfers,
Southdown,
Chale, I.W.
01983 551486 (Churchwarden) or 01983 730582 (Lynette Atkinson, Safeguarding Representative )

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Common Worship
Sunday 23rd July 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 27th July 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Jt. Benefice Service at Niton
Sunday 30th July 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Jt. Benefice Service at Niton
Sunday 6th August 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Service at Chale Showground
Sunday 6th August 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 10th August 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Common Worship
Saturday 12th August 2017 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 17th August 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Evensong
Sunday 20th August 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 24th August 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Common Worship
Sunday 27th August 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 31st August 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Wedding
Saturday 2nd September 2017 at 2:30 PM for 1 hour
Jt. Benefice Service
Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 7th September 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Wedding
Saturday 9th September 2017 at 1:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Saturday 9th September 2017 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 14th September 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Evensong
Sunday 17th September 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 21st September 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Common Worship
Sunday 24th September 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 28th September 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Pets Service
Saturday 30th September 2017 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 5th October 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Franciscan Service
Saturday 7th October 2017 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 12th October 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Harvest Festival
Service to be followed by Harvest Supper.
Sunday 15th October 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 19th October 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 26th October 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Bell Ringing Practice
Thursday 2nd November 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Jt. All Souls Service
Saturday 4th November 2017 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Remembrance Service
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Jt. Advent Service
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Carol Service
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Monday 25th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour

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Stained Glass
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Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 16807
Built: 1114ad
Our Patron: Keble College
Archdeaconry: Isle of Wight (292)
Deanery: Isle of Wight (29203)
Benefice: Chale (29/022 T)
Parish Legal Name: Chale (290163 )
CofE Church Info: (629163 29/163)
Short URL: acny.uk/16807/
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This page was last updated on Saturday 15th July 2017
 
 
 
Chale: St Andrew : Church Place, Chale, Isle of Wight, PO38 2HA - Situated on the corner of Church Place and the Military Road, coast end of Chale.

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