St John the Baptist Church

Church update

The church is once more unlocked as it always was until COVID struck. The only exception is the 48 hours following a service, when it has to be kept locked.

‘Real’ services are happening again, and details will be up on the website.


The church continues to be open to residents of the village for private prayer only every Wednesday from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.

For the time being, Chalke Valley Church is continuing to issue a weekly virtual service. These include the text of the service, and also links so that you can listen to the hymns, readings and messages from the clergy. The services are listed below, please click on the picture(s) to open.

You can also follow the church on their Facebook page: Chalke Valley Churches

and also on YouTube: Chalke Valley Churches where they are posting daily reflections.

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

In memory of HRH Prince Philip, we have placed a table in the church with a photograph and some prayers. The church is now open once more, so please do pop in at any time. There is no need to sign in, but please observe the current social distancing rules.
You can add your own condolences online at: or


HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Following the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Revd Catherine Blundell and the Revd Canon Jenny Taylor have recorded a special service.


The service can be viewed by clicking here or on YouTube using the link below the picture









Into your hands, O father and Lord, We commend your servant, PHILIP, Duke of Edinburgh, Enlighten him with your holy grace and suffer him never to be separated from you, O Lord i9n Trinity, God everlasting.


May God in his mercy grant us, with all the faithful departed, rest and peace.



Sunday 18th April

This Sunday’s online service has been recorded by the Rev Roger Leake at Holy Trinity, Bowerchalke.


The service can be viewed by clicking here or on YouTube using the link below.


In addition to our own online service, and Holy Communion in our church in Berwick St. John at 11.00am, there are services on:

Radio 4 – 8.10am - Sunday Worship

Facebook – 9.00am – Church of England Live

Online – 11.00am – Salisbury Cathedral Eucharist Live Stream

Radio 3 – 3.00pm - Choral Evensong




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