Cheriton

Come and see our new glasswork of St. Michael, Archangel, our spiritual patron!

Almighty God,
By Your holy angels Your holy will is done,
both here on earth and in the heavens above;
We give You thanks for this majestic glasswork of our
Patron Saint and Archangel, Michael.
And we seek Your blessing on the works of our hands:
May we, and all who devoutly gaze upon this icon,
Be strengthened in faith and sustained in courage,
To believe Good will triumph over Evil,
And life everlasting overcomes all forces of death.
Through the passion, death, and resurrection of
Jesus Christ Our Lord.                               Amen.  

Cheriton Church

St Michael and All Angels was built during the 1100’s. It is situated on a small hill, almost certainly a prehistoric burial ground. The Church is the largest in the benefice with a seating capacity in excess of 200. There are 56 people on the Parish electoral roll and the regular congregation at Sunday communion averages 35 people, mainly adults. The broader congregation encompasses all ages including young families, the early retired and the elderly. St Michael’s has a peel of 6 bells, attracting bell-ringing groups from around Hampshire.

The fabric of the church, a grade 1 listed building, is in good condition.  In 2018 an audio-visual system was installed which has helped to provide exciting new opportunities for both services and other events. We are currently debating how best to use the proceeds from the sale of the Village Hall to further improve the interior of the church and make it a more welcoming and flexible space. A wide range of volunteers help to maintain the church and churchyard. 

The church hosts the Cheriton Talks which have become an established event in the local calendar.

Our Services are a mix of traditional and contemporary worship. There is a real emphasis on rural life with regular services including Rogationtide, Plough Sunday, Lammastide and Harvest Festival.  We are currently seeking to recruit an organist to accompany our small but dedicated choir. 

The schedule for the Cheriton Talks 2024 and booking information can be found on the Cheriton Talks website: Cheriton Talks

Cheriton Church now has a Facebook page:

Holy Communion (BCP) – Cheriton

4th Sunday after Trinity Readings:1 Samuel 17.32-49Psalm 9.9-end2 Corinthians 6.1-13Mark 4.35-end

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Morning Prayer – Cheriton

(Revd. Christopher Durrant) Shortened Common Worship Morning Prayer service

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Benefice Service “Talking Holy Communion” – Hinton Ampner

Revd Christopher and Bruce 5th Sunday after Trinity Readings:2 Samuel 1.1,17-endPsalm 1302 Corinthians 8.7-endMark 5.21-end

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Winter Frost 2023
Horace ‘the village cat’ arrives early for services 🙂
Live-Stream of the Coronation of King Charles III, 2023
LENT 2023
Cheriton Churchyard 1920s – 2020s
Carved Pumpkin from our LIGHT ZONE on All Hallows Eve 2022

Photograph by Simon Newman, Jan 2021

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