On the afternoons of 8th and 9th September members of Friends welcomed many visitors to St Mary’s to view some exciting new resources for enhancing the appreciation of St Mary’s heritage features.

During the afternoon we showed an on-screen display of the medieval wallpaintings.  This newly developed resource displays the paintings as we see them now, alongside the images as imagined in their original glory and vibrant colour.  It is fascinating and very informative.

We were also demonstrating the resources that are being developed for sight impaired visitors to enjoy St Mary’s lovely heritage features.    This is an ongoing project and we hope that some of the money raised by Friends will contribute to the cost of completing such a worthwhile service.

We are grateful to St Mary’s church guides who volunteered their time to help show visitors round the church and explain its history and heritage features.  And thank you to all the Friends who helped with welcoming, making and serving the refreshments, and tidying up.

It was an enjoyable occasion and clearly appreciated by those who visited.  As most of the visitors were not “locals” it also proved to be a good opportunity to spread the word about St Mary’s heritage beyond Chalgrove.

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