Chiselborough CHURCH


USUAL SERVICE TIMES EACH MONTH

Wednesday 8.00am   Morning Prayer
First Sunday 8.00am   BCP Communion
Second Sunday 11.00am  Open Door informal service
Third Sunday 9.30am CW Communion including ‘Gateway’ for children
Fourth Sunday 6.30pm (4 times a year) Taize service


DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT

The church is approached via Church Lane opposite the Cat Head Inn in the centre of the village.  The access is level and suitable for wheelchair users and prams and there is a wooden ramp behind the porch door if needed to climb the single step into the porch.  There is very limited parking outside the church  but cars can be parked on the roadside in the village. We regret that there are currently no toilet facilities in the church.

There is a loop system.


HISTORY

The 13th century parish church is well lit by tall windows and white walls.  The original Norman church probably consisted of a low central tower with a chancel and short nave. The present church has been much restored in modern times, notably in 1842, in 1911/12 with an extension of the nave and in 1980/81 with the repair of the nave ceiling.  Unusual features include the 13th century spire and the central position of the tower.

The shields in the west window are those of the Strangways family (Earls of Ilchester) and of the Wyndhams, both of whom at various times held the Manor of Chiselborough and the patronage of the living. 

In the passage leading to the vestry is a slab commemorating the Gawlers, after whom “Gawlers Hill” (to the north east of the village) is named. Chiselborough had two Gawler rectors, in the time of Charles I and during the civil war.

The Children’s Window. In 1988 four windows in the church required replacement, work on the others having been carried out in 1982. It was decided to dedicate one window to the children associated with the village – “With Thanks for Children”. The 99 panes, each of which cost £5, were kindly purchased by parents and relatives on their behalf. 

ADDRESS

Church address: Church Lane, Chiselborough, Stoke sub Hamdon. TA14 6TR


CHURCH OPEN TIMES

Daily 9am – 4pm 
(for non-worshipping visitors except during services)


CHURCHWARDEN

Dick O’Neill
Telephone: 01935 881542
Email: oneillchis@hotmail.com


Louise Holloway
Telephone: 01935 881791
Email: l-holloway1@sky.com


SERVICES

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EVENTS

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We are part of The Church of England
within the Diocese of Bath and Wells

‘I have come that they may have life in all its fullness’  (John 10 )