Chapel of St. Bartholomew, Oare

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Oare has been the site of a Christian settlement since Saxon times and it was merged with Chieveley after the evidently important Priory was demolished in Henry VIII’s reign. The present chapel of St. Bartholomew was built in 1852 by the then Vicar, the Revd. J. E. Robinson, and John Betjeman wrote of being charmed by the small stone and flint building under towering cedar trees – one of which remains.

BCP Communion  is celebrated at 8.30am on the 2nd Sunday of the month with annual harvest and carol services, at which we are joined by the choir from St. Mary's, Chieveley.

St Bartholomew's Oare belongs to the East Downland Benefice. Please see the Benefice website for a list of services for the current month.

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Revd John Toogood
The Vicarage
Church Lane
RG20 8UT
(01635) 247566

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Incumbent: The Revd John Peter TOOGOOD
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 204
Archdeaconry: BERKSHIRE (272)
Deanery: NEWBURY (27205)
Benefice: East Downland (27/165BH)
Parish Legal Name: Chieveley with Winterbourne and Oare (270402 )
CofE Church Info: (627403 27/403)
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The current editor is: John Toogood

This page was last updated on Friday 9th December 2016
Chapel of St. Bartholomew : St Bartholomew, Oare, Berkshire, RG18 9SD

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