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 on the 2nd Sunday of the month with annual harvest and carol services, at which the harmonium or electric keyboard is used to accompany the Chieveley choir.

St Bartholomew's Oare belongs to the East Downland Benefice

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Revd John Toogood
The Vicarage
Church Lane
RG20 8UT
Tel: (01635) 247566
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Every second Sunday at 8:30 AM for 35 minutes
Choral Evensong
Every fifth Sunday at 6:00 PM
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The Revd John Peter TOOGOOD
The Vicarage, Church Lane
(01635) 247566
A Church Near You ID: 204
Archdeaconry: BERKSHIRE (272)
Deanery: NEWBURY (27205)
Benefice: East Downland (27/165BH)
Parish Legal Name: Chieveley with Winterbourne and Oare (270402 27/402)
CofE Church Info: (627402 27/403)
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