St John's, Farley Chamberlayne

Welcome to St John's, Farley Chamberlayne!

Welcome to our lovely 12th Century Church. We hope that you will enjoy its peaceful, downland setting. This has been a place of prayer for at least 900 years, and probably from the Saxon era. Perhaps you may visit us and pause to experience the peace and stillness of this ancient place. The site is magnificent: on a clear day the view is a panorama from the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth in the east to Southampton Docks with the hills of the Isle of Wight beyond and the New Forest to the west.

We hold a service of worship every Sunday, with refreshments afterwards; dates and times are on the notice board in the porch. We like to think we are a friendly, welcoming community!

There is much of historic interest and descriptive leaflets are available (please put £1 in the box). A book on the history of Farley Chamberlayne was written by John Rawson Smith in 2012; a sample is in the church. It can be obtained from the churchwardens

Get in touch

Sarah Boothman

Braishfield Benefice Office
Elm Grove Farm

SO51 0QG
Benefice Administrator
01794 878020
What's on

Family Service

Every Third Sunday at for 45 mins
St John's, Farley Chamberlayne
Unnamed Road Farley Chamberlayne Romsey, SO51 0QP, United Kingdom

An informal time of all age worship, with hymns, songs, prayers, a bible reading and a talk. As all our services, followed by tea or coffee and biscuits - do stay!

Ordinand (Priest in Training)


"The parish of Farley Chamberlayne: St John is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Winchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."