© Winchfield Parochial Church Council, 2019.
A short account of Winchfield appeared in “A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4”, ed. William Page (London, 1911) - its description of the geography of Winchfield remains remarkably accurate over a hundred years later! This account is available on the British History Online digital library here.
Many of the original Norman features of St Mary’s remain to this day including the “treasure” of St. Mary's – its wonderful Norman Chancel Arch (see “About St Mary’s” for more details).
An aerial survey of our church can be seen here.
The church of St. Mary the Virgin is the parish church of Winchfield. The parish of Winchfield is part of the benefice of Hartley Wintney with Elvetham, Winchfield and Dogmersfield, that is in the Deanery of Odiham within the Diocese of Winchester.
From about 1150 there has been a church here in Winchfield. Originally built by the monks of Chertsey Abbey, for almost 900 years it has served the community and fulfilled a need for all the inhabitants of our village - for those who come to worship every week or month; for those who come at the high-days and holidays; and for those who come for the important points in their and their families lives - the births, the weddings and the deaths. The church is here to serve all. It has continued for almost 900 years because of the commitment and the determination of the inhabitants of Winchfield that this important part of our Christian heritage and tradition should continue for future generations.
Whether you are a resident of Winchfield and the surrounding area or a visitor to this part of Hampshire, we welcome you to join us in worship in our lovely little church - details of our services are here.
Note: Please do not confuse St Mary’s in Hartley Wintney with our St Mary’s at Winchfield.
A date for your diaries:
3 May 19: The Friends of St Mary’s are holding a Wine Tasting and Dinner evening on Friday 3 May 2019 at Newlyns. More details on the “Friends” page.