The Church in Bletchingdon has been a centre of Christian worship for at least 1000 years. Parts of the present building, dedicated to Saint Giles, date from the 13th Century. The Church has been extended and modernised over the centuries and is now cared for by the present generation of parishioners.
Saint Giles Church is open daily for private prayer or as a quite space. People of all faiths, or none, are very welcome.
Bletchingdon is now part of the Akeman Benfice (the name taken from the old Roman road which ran through the area) which also includes the parishes of Chesterton,Hampton Gay, Kirtlington, Middleton Stoney, Wendlebury and Weston-on-the-Green.
At present we are in the process of appointing a new Rector. The Priest in Charge is the Reverend Brian Wood, the Rectory, Chesterton.
Church Warden: Judith Ledger, 3 Islip Road, Bletchingdon. Phnoe 01869 351542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy wardens: Fiona Teddy and Natasha Pritchard-Pitts
The other current members of the Parochial Church Council are
Ian Gedling (Treasurer) Patricia Hampson (Secretary)
Greta Bickley Elaine Hurst
For more information about the Akeman Benefice please visit the website
To see a list of services please visit the services page
The Church of England parish church of Saint Giles includes traces of Norman architecture. Its Early English Gothic chancel is slightly later, built in the 13th century. The church was heavily restored in 1878. The bell tower has a ring of six bells. The oldest dates from 1738 and the newest was added in 1998. The Church of England parish is now part of the Benefice of Akeman, which includes the parishes of Chesterton,Hampton Gay, Kirtlington, Middleton Stoney, Wendlebury and Weston-on-the-Green.
Team Rector: Associate Priest: Revd. Jane Hemmings, The Rectory, Troy Lane, Kirtlington. Oxon OX5 3HA
email: email@example.com Tel: 01869 350224 (Please contact by letter or email if not urgent)..
Churchwarden: Elizabeth Kersh
Members of the P.C.C:
Jean Bennett, Natasha Pitts, Frances Colling, Ian Gedling (Treasurer), David Little, Elaine Hurst and Esther Hawkins.