Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth Calbourne

About Us

The parish of Calbourne was granted to the Manor of St Swithin at Winchester in 827, and in turn the Bishop of Winchester. It moved to the new Diocese of Portsmouth in 1927. Calbourne and its church was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The Domesday church was pulled down (with some minor retentions) and replaced in 1240 to 1250. The first rector was Malger, Archbishop of Rouen and uncle of William I the conqueror.

There have been several minor alterations and additions in the 16th and 17th centuries and a major addition of a chapel in the 19th century by Augustus Livesay and his patron Sir Richard Simeon of Swainstone Manor.

The church is open to visitors every day of the year. Please check diary for service times.