St Arild's Church, Oldbury-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire

Oldbury-on-the-Hill, Badminton, Gloucestershire, GL9 1EA
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Opening times:
Open daily
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A church that time forgot

This atmospheric church is dedicated to a little-known, pre-Norman saint, who is thought to have lived near Thornbury.

The simple interior is little changed since the eighteenth century with its box pews, a two-decker pulpit and reading desk suggesting that time has passed this building by.

  • Access information
    Access is via a long bridle path from the lane or adjacent Manor Farm - through a turnstile and across an uneven churchyard with no path to the north door. There are four steps down to the flag stoned porch.
  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. 
  • Directions
    1 mile north of Didmarton and 6 miles south west of Tetbury off A433; access via footpath across the fields, opposite Lower Oldbury Farm, on lane running round north side of Didmarton village
  • Transport
    Nearest railway station: Yate (8 miles)
  • History & Further Information

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit?

    You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

    Gloucestershire & Bristol County Guide

    This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Gloucestershire & Bristol. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

    St. Arild's Oldbury-on-the-Hill Guidebook


  • Community information

    Click here to download a copy of the CP which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!

    Oldbury on the Hill Church Plan 2023 May.pdf