Cherington, St John the Baptist

Thank you for coming to our page and, if you are a visitor to the area please come and visit us.

The Lord Jesus Christ has been worshipped on this site for many centuries. The church, and later the tower, were both built in the 13th century. There are leaflets available for visitors, which detail some of the most interesting historic features of the church, but it is worth mentioning Cherington’s Franklin.

Local tradition suggests that the figure on the tomb may represent Robert le Fraunklyn, who was a local landowner in 1262. There is some fine glass in the nave.

The popular Shakespeare Way Walk brings visiting walkers to the church, where, on a fine day, they can rest for a while on one of the churchyard benches to enjoy the view over the valley towards Brailes Hill.

Services are held in this church in accordance with the Benefice Service Plan and there are various Bible study groups held in the village during the week.  

16 June - 3rd Sunday after Trinity
St. John the Baptist - Cherington
10.30 am - Holy Communion CW (Ben Dyson)
23 June - 4th Sunday after Trinity
St. John the Baptist - Cherington
9.00 am - Holy Communion BCP (Ben Dyson)


Please contact the Churchwarden for any specific enquiries:

Roger Maycock
01608 686404


Postcode: CV36 5HY