Chilton: St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin's Church in Chilton is a member of the Bernwode Benefice.

Since Norman times villagers have worshipped God on this spot, and perhaps even before that, as there was a village here in Saxon times, mentioned in the Doomsday Book as Ciltone.   

The village sits on the escarpment and most of the properties are blessed with extraordinary views over unspoilt countryside, yet we are less than an hour from central London. There is one service a month attended by a small but faithful group, but at Easter, Harvest and Christmas the church is full.

More details can be found on our website:

The parish of Chilton 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 Oxford’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.

Get in touch

Peter Johnson

Temporary admin
01296 655 137

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What's on

Livestream service of Compline

Every Sunday at for 30 mins
On-line service
On-line service

Jenny and Peter hold a livestream service of Compline every Sunday at 6pm. Everybody is welcome to join it (we have attendees from as far away as the USA!). If you would like details, please contact [email protected] for details of how to join the service.

Details of how St Mary the Virgin's Church can support you react to the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.