Our churches

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The churches in our four villages

In our Benefice of four villages we have four active Anglican churches plus three redundant churches that are occasionally used for services.

Our four village churches,

Please find out more about the four village churches, about what they do today and something about their history. There is also a location map if you want to visit them:

oc all seven church towers

three redundant churches,

We are fortunate to also another three redundant churches, all looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust – and redundant is perhaps an unfortunate term because although they are no longer in regular use they are all used for occasional services and al all open or accessible to the public:

and two chapel sites

Or is it one? There is definite site of a chapel in Chitterne, and there’s possibility that even in the hamlet of Elston, once a tithing of the parish of Orcheston St George, there was a chantry or chapel, also of St Andrew, in medieval times:

Given there are also three Baptist chapels or former chapels and one Methodist church in our four villages someone musical out there may want to compose a new musical carol on the subject. Elston’s missing chapel could readily be dropped to make twelve…

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