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.
Cheriton Talks website: Cheriton Talks