Thank you for visiting our website. We hope the information you find here will encourage you to visit our churches for our services of worship or just to enjoy the tranquillity, peace and beauty of these historic places.
The Reverend Victoria Morgan
Our three churches have now joined with St John the Baptist at Rowlands Castle under the Reverend Victoria Morgan.
This website still focuses mainly on the United Benefice of Blendworth, Chalton and Idsworth.
If you are looking for something that is traditional yet modern in approach and you have yet to visit us, come and see what we have within our Benefice and particular what is hidden from view in country settings.
The Benefice comprises the three anglican churches of Holy Trinity Blendworth, St Michael and All Angels Chalton and St Hubert’s, Idsworth in the Diocese of Portsmouth. They are open every day from 7am until 6pm. (NB: CLOSED AT PRESENT DUE TO CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS)
If you like your history we are spread in age from 11th Century to mid Victorian times for building and just visiting these beautiful places of worship are a delight in themselves.
Over 167 years old, the beautiful parish church of Holy Trinity is hidden away up Blendworth Lane from Horndean centre. There is a church centre at the bottom of the lane that supports the benefice and provides a well used community facility as well as hosting local services for the Methodist Church in Horndean.
Holy Trinity, Blendworth Lane, Horndean. PO8 oAB
A Bas relief of St Thomas given by the for Rector Reverend Ewen Pinsent and his family in memory of their son, Thomas who died of Leukemia can be found in the organ loft. Thomas’s younger brother Matthew became the famous international Olympic rower.
Just north along the A3 you will find St Michael and All Angels
St Michael and All Angels Chalton – east of the A3M at PO8 0BG
This lovely old church nestles in the village of Chalton opposite the Red Lion pub. When you enter this building you will find a perfect place to sit and feel the presence of God all around.
Then we have the beautiful little church sitting in the field …
St Hubert’s Idsworth
A stone at the foot of the footpath leading to the church and a list of its incumbents contained in a picture frame in the building, all indicate that it had its beginnings in 1053. Its original construction is attributed to the Earl of Godwin, the father of King Harold of Hastings fame. Many visitors say how spiritual this church is. It sits in the middle of a field and is open every day to welcome passers by and often a haven of peace and contemplation.
St Hubert Airborne pictures by Vertigo Photography www.vertigophoto.co.uk
We are sure that you will find an inner peace whenever you visit any of our three benefice churches, so please consider giving a donation (gift-aided if possible) to assist with the upkeep of the churches which cost so much to remain open every day for you to enjoy.
Our Safeguarding Policy
The Benefice of Blendworth, Chalton and Idsworth are fully committed to the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policies. Our parish safeguarding statement to this effect can be read here: http://bcichurches.org.uk/safeguarding/
Any Safeguarding concerns about either children or vulnerable adults should be brought to the immediate attention of the Priest-in-Charge, Revd Vickie Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Safeguarding Officer, Ms Janet Laws (via email@example.com)