St Katherine's Church, Chiselhampton, Oxfordshire

Address:
Chislehampton, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44 7XF
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Opening times:
Open daily. If the church is locked, the key is available at the Coach & Horses Inn.
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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.

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