We are a friendly parish church seeking to deepen our faith, serve our community and know the joy of Christ. We have services in traditional and contemporary language. Our Vicar is John Partington who lives here with his wife Liz. Usually we have communion at 11am on the first and third Sundays of the month and Evensong at 6pm on the second and fourth Sundays. We also have communion at 9.30am on Thursday mornings following half an hour of silent prayer for the sick.
We have a lively choir of over 60 members which enhances our worship on Feast days and special occasions. Rehearsals are Monday evenings at 8pm and all are welcome.
Our church dates from the 13th century, but has been added to over the centuries the south porch is late Norman, the chancel's lancet windows are 13th century, the tower was completed in the 15th century and the church was restored in the Victorian era. The chancel was refurbished in the early 20th century in commemoration of the First Earl St Aldwyn, his son and wife who all died in 1916.
John Keble senior was vicar here for 40 years and his son John was curate for 10 years. John junior wrote "The Christian Year", arguably the most popular volume of verse written in the nineteenth century. Keble was appointed to the Chair of Poetry at Oxford in 1831, a post which he held until 1841 He founded the Oxford Movement and Keble College was built in his name. Their ministry is commemorated in stained glass windows on the east side of the chancel.
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