St Paul's, Ashford Hill
St Paul’s Church, Ashford Hill is a Victorian gothic church with a spire whose foundations
were laid in October 1844. The church was consecrated on 2 December 1845. The spire
was completed in 1850. Set in its own large churchyard, this church building offers
a light and airy and flexible interior with excellent organ and acoustics and seats
upwards from 200. It is often used for concerts.
It is currently kept locked outside of service times,
but if you would specifically like to see the interior
of the church at a time outside of public worship,
do contact us.
Our address is:
Ashford Hill Road, Ashford Hill, Berks, RG19 8AZ
St Peter's, Headley
St Peter’s Church is a small red-brick chapel style church on the west side of the A339 next to the Village Hall. It offers a small intimate worship space, seating about 60 people in pews. It is surrounded by a peaceful and well-kept churchyard.
It is currently kept locked outside of service times, but if you would specifically like to see the interior of the church at a time outside of public worship, do contact us.
St Peter's has plenty of parking available.
Our address is: Newbury Road, Headley, Berks, RG19 8LB
St Mary's, Kingsclere
St Mary’s Church is Norman (12th century) in origin and is a building of significant historical interest. There has been a church on the site for over 1000 years, the present church being built on the site of a former Saxon minster. Much of the present building dates from a major re-building in the 19th century. There are many interesting features including its unusual weather vane which is affectionately known locally as The Bedbug. Legend has it that its design was determined by King John, who on one occasion being prevented from reaching his hunting lodge on Cottington Hill by fog had to spend a night in the local inn where his night was badly disturbed by bedbugs!
Three of the stained glass windows in St Mary's were designed by Henry Thomas Bosdet - a leading designer in the early 1900's. Further Information on his work can be found at www.glassrainbowtrust.org.je
At night, the church is often floodlit, which is funded by individuals or
organisations to celebrate special occasions or remember a loved one. To
sponsor the lights (£15 per evening) please contact us
The church is open every day for visitors (usually 9.30am - 3.30pm), for those
wanting a quiet place to sit and think and for those wishing to pray.
Our address is: Swan Street, Kingsclere, Newbury, Berks, RG20 5PJ