St James Church

Our new Rector Matthew Earwicker has been appointed for the Oldbury Benefice. We have been informed that the licensing service is booked for:

Monday 25th June 2018 at 7pm

The venue is yet to be decided, we will let everyone know as soon as a decision has been made.

Still a time to wait before Matthew takes up residence in Cherhill!



ST. JAMES so called in 1405, consists of a chancel and nave with south aisle, south porch, west tower, and north vestry. The chancel and nave was probably built in the 12th century. The aisle, with an arcade of three four-centred arches and octagonal piers, and the tower, were built in the late 15th or early 16th century. A Gothic west gallery was built in 1840. The church was restored in 1863 to designs by S. B. Gabriel.

The church has three bells one cast at Bristol c. 1450, The treble was replaced in 1619 by a bell cast by Richard or Roger Purdue, the tenor in 1641 by a bell cast at Warminster by John Lott and recast at Whitechapel in 1987.

In 1973 the rectory was united to other benefices to form Oldbury benefice, comprising Yatesbury, Compton Bassett, Heddington, Calstone Wellington and Cherhill.

You can read more about St James Church HERE