On the evening of 24th May 2017 we were treated to a choral concert of beautiful music by the Drury Touring Choir under their conductors James Davidson and Allin Sorenson. From the Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, USA, the choir were coming to the end of a two week tour in the UK. During rehearsals […] Read more

What a wonderful evening of music the Men in Blaque gave us on 4th July! From the moment they made their entrance to the evocative South African song Wana Baraka, to their encore and exit to the same song, they held their audience of some seventy people entranced by their strong voices, undoubted talent and […] Read more

On the evening of Monday 6th March Madeleine Katkov gave a talk to the Chalgrove Local History Group on her work conserving the medieval wall paintings in  St Mary’s church. Not a historian herself she explained that her training in conservation had been ‘hands on’ and that she is fascinated by the historical discoveries that […] Read more

The 13th Annual Quiz Night on 11th February was another fun evening. Sixteen teams, most of them with eight members, filled the Village Hall and the competition was keen. Team names gave an idea of just how serious everyone was taking the event – ranging from “The Rat Run” to “We thought it was speed […] Read more

A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all who attended the launch of the second edition of the Illustrated Guide to the Wall Paintings. Sir Hugo Brunner was introduced by Canon Ian Cohen and in turn wittily introduced the new book, complimenting Bob Heath-Whyte on a very interesting and well produced guide. Madeleine Katkov showed […] Read more

How enjoyable it was to be back in the familiar surroundings of St Mary’s for the annual banquet, and with everything looking so much better. The illuminations in the chancel really showed off the conserved paintings and refurbished walls to perfection, while the new heating made the whole place pleasantly warm. Claire Ing and her […] Read more

We were indeed fortunate to have Joseph Nolan, Organist and Master of Choristers at St George’s Cathedral in Perth, Australia, to give this concert to us on our new digital organ. With a programme including Widor’s 5th Symphony and Noel Rawthorne’s Dance Suite, Joseph was able to demonstrate to us the full range of this […] Read more

The Church

The Church

The Church of England Parish of Chalgrove with Berrick Salome is in the Aston & Cuddesdon Deanery of the Diocese of Oxford

Friends of St Mary's

Friends of St Mary's

The Friends support the work of the church through social events and fundraising



The main glory of St Mary's is the internationally important scheme of medieval paintings on the upper walls of the chancel