All Saints Church is a Norman foundation, was mostly rebuilt in the 18th-century. Parts of the nave date from about 1300. The church is noted for its many memorials, mainly to residents of Ditchley. Lord Rochester, the 17th-century poet of Charles II’s Court, is interred here in the crypt and his and a number of other coffin plates are displayed in the baptistery. There is a ring of 6 bells.
Spelsbury is part of the CHASE Benefice - a group of parishes serving the villages of Chadlington, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Spelsbury and Enstone, situated in North Oxfordshire on the edge of the Cotswolds in the Diocese of Oxford.
We are a lively, inclusive church community that offers a warm welcome to all, wherever you are on your faith journey. We are a thinking and reflective community that seeks to nurture the spiritual growth of people of all ages – questioning and exploring are encouraged and supported.
As a church community, we come together to serve Christ and the wider communities in which we live, and we worship together as a Benefice each Sunday in a monthly pattern of services that moves around our four beautiful village churches. We worship in a liberal and broadly central church style. As well as offering services from Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer, we offer Quiet Communions, informal all-age services, meditations, and more. We also join together in smaller groups for study, reflection and discussion, to nurture spiritual growth through every age and stage of life. Social activities are an important part of our life together, too.
You can find out more about us at our website - www.thechasebenefice.org.uk - where you will find a list of upcoming services and events. You can also find details about marriages, baptisms and funerals.
You will find a warm welcome at any of our services and we look forward to meeting you.