Shillingstone Church has services approximately once per month. When there is no service at Shillingstone there is normally a service elsewhere in the benefice. Please check our events page for further details.


Shillingstone Church is open from 9am-4pm everyday for visitors and/or private prayer.


This is a fascinating and beautiful Grade 1 listed church. The Doomsday Book records a Norman Lord Schelin as holding the Manor of Ocforde. This is why the village was known originally as Shilling Okeford. If he founded the “new” church it would place the origins of the current building at around 1090 AD. 

The church is surrounded by fields on three sides which were the probable site of the original village abandoned after the Black Death in the mid C14, hence the siting of the church outside the bulk of today’s village. The base of a C14/15 preaching cross is located in the churchyard. 

The medieval church underwent a significant increase in size with the construction in 1888 of the north aisle and chapel north arcade and north aisle by F. W. Hunt and probably later the vestry. A number of tiny C12 window remain high up in the walls of the nave.

The chancel and nave have very attractive painted ribbed barrel roofs. A restoration in 1902 had a significant impact on the church – the old choir stalls were replaced as were all the medieval doors. The ancient stone staircase to the rood loft was removed, much of the north wall of the chancel was replaced by a wide arch where the organ is now sited.

There are some ancient Saxon artefacts in the church as well as a 13th century font and a 17th century pulpit.

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For the latest update on all things churchyard related, here’s our latest newsletterr: newsletter no 4 public

Shillingstone Church Roof Appeal

Please support us to reroof Holy Rood, Shillingstone, our beautiful Grade 1 listed village church.

A recent roof survey showed that several areas of the roof were in urgent need of repair whilst the whole roof is in poor condition. Since the survey, a section of the north aisle roof has collapsed. This has been made safe and protected with temporary sheeting. We are working with our architect to reroof this part of the church most urgently and then to continue to put the whole roof in good order. This will be a series of vital projects to save our lovely medieval church.

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  • Open during daylight hours (Wed/Sun)

  • Car parking (wheel chair accessible)

  • Children’s area

  • Refreshment area

  • History guide

  • Wildlife friendly church

  • Fabulous views of Hambledon Hill



Mrs. Lesley Gasson
01258 861690

Church enquiries

Mrs. Anne Powell
01258 861397