St Katherine's Church, Chiselhampton, Oxfordshire

Chislehampton, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44 7XF
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Keys available nearby at the Coach & Horses Inn. Pplease take great care parking and exiting the car on this very fast road.
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Loved by John Betjeman

This delightful church, outstanding for the completeness and beauty of its Georgian furnishings and arrangement, was rebuilt by Charles Peers in 1762-63, as was Chiselhampton House nearby in 1768.

John Betjeman honoured it in verse in 1952 and made a personal appeal for funds to support it. It is a striking, stuccoed building with curious classical details and a clock turret resembling those on stable blocks of the period. Inside it is lit through clear glass in round-headed south windows and, apart from an earlier pulpit, the woodwork, including the altar-piece, box pews and gallery, is all contemporary.

  • Access information
    From the adjacent main road with little parking, along level gravel path to the west door and two steps up.
  • 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
    7 miles north of Wallingford and 7 miles south east of Oxford on B480; easiest route: Find Coach and Horses Inn at Chiselhampton (our key holder), and drive 0.2 miles towards Oxford; the church is on the right hand side
  • Transport
    Nearest railway station: Oxford (7 miles). Oxfordshire Traveline: 0870 608 2608
  • 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.

    Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire County Guide

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

  • 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!

    Chiselhampton Church Plan.pdf