Our places are: St Mark's Church, Ampfield - St Denys Church, Chilworth - All Saints and St John the Baptist, North Baddesley. We are part of the Church of England.

We believe in a God who is creator, redeemer and sustainer

Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith.

Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals God as our Father, and that God is accessible to us through the Holy Spirit.

Sunday worship services

What to expect at different Sunday services across @acnbchurch...

First steps in faith

We believe that everyone should be able to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and decide whether they want to accept the offer of new life in God that Jesus makes possible. This page is about resources to do that.

Starting out in a small group

Small groups were the church at its beginning 2000 odd years ago. If you feel part of @acnbchurch we hope you join or small group journey

Volunteer tidy up day in the grounds of the ancient church of St John the Baptist

Thanks to all volunteers who helped give the churchyard at St John the Baptist a wash and brush up this morning.

A sabbath rest: required for compassionate engagement in mission

I urge you to embrace the spiritual practice of rest and renewal for Jesus’ sake. Rest, relaxation, and vacation are not only God-given gifts; they are God-directed necessities. But then we must move from the Sabbath rest to the compassion and action of Mission in the world around us.

Implications for today: The death of John the Baptist

A sermon from Revd Victoria Ashdown: an urgent call to self examination of conscience, and to activity in the service of Christ. Inspired by the accounts of the death of John the Baptist in Matthew 6 and events current at the time of the talk surrounding the Middle East, and the visit of the President of the United States to the UK. 

Come into life. We are the Church of England in the communities of Ampfield, Chilworth and North Baddesley. Find faith, offer worship, and make the places we live better for everyone.


Vicar Victoria

News headlines

Unlocking the Church: William Whyte - In Review

There was a craze for church building in the 19th century. ‘Unlocking the Church’ charts this explosion and seeks to understand the impulse that drove it. Whyte’s book might assist churches struggling with buildings from this era.

Phoebe: Paula Gooder - In Review

Phoebe is a captivating fusion of narrative, intelligent historical imagining, and deep theological and scriptural understanding which spins a tale, centred on Phoebe with whom it appears Paul sent his ‘Letter to the Romans’ from Corinth.

Giving us life: the first Sunday after Trinity

What's giving us life this week, the first Sunday after Trinity? A reflection on Christian hope by Jurgen Moltmann, the difficult decisions about when to close things in the church - especially mission agencies, the human practice of repeating building in disaster prone areas despite regular destruction, and a graphic infographic on the situation in Gaza.

WFA: growing a service of choice for children and young familes

Worship for All is getting a specific remit to support children and families in worship and spreading from Ampfield to North Baddesley.

Ministers of St John and leaders of the Order of St John of Jerusalem at Baddesley

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New in digital form: Explore the Vicars of North Baddesley and the Knights, Preceptors, and Masters of the Order of St John in Jerusalem at Baddesley

Burial ground changes

Our team and volunteers are working at St John the Baptist to make the church burial ground a safe and peaceful place to remember the departed. This post has answers to questions which are cropping up a lot and updates.

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News about the Poppy Cascade

Unlocking the Church: William Whyte - In Review

There was a craze for church building in the 19th century. ‘Unlocking the Church’ charts this explosion and seeks to understand the impulse that drove it. Whyte’s book might assist churches struggling with buildings from this era.

Phoebe: Paula Gooder - In Review

Phoebe is a captivating fusion of narrative, intelligent historical imagining, and deep theological and scriptural understanding which spins a tale, centred on Phoebe with whom it appears Paul sent his ‘Letter to the Romans’ from Corinth.

Giving us life: the first Sunday after Trinity

What's giving us life this week, the first Sunday after Trinity? A reflection on Christian hope by Jurgen Moltmann, the difficult decisions about when to close things in the church - especially mission agencies, the human practice of repeating building in disaster prone areas despite regular destruction, and a graphic infographic on the situation in Gaza.

WFA: growing a service of choice for children and young familes

Worship for All is getting a specific remit to support children and families in worship and spreading from Ampfield to North Baddesley.

Ministers of St John and leaders of the Order of St John of Jerusalem at Baddesley

proipr

New in digital form: Explore the Vicars of North Baddesley and the Knights, Preceptors, and Masters of the Order of St John in Jerusalem at Baddesley

Burial ground changes

Our team and volunteers are working at St John the Baptist to make the church burial ground a safe and peaceful place to remember the departed. This post has answers to questions which are cropping up a lot and updates.

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