Welcome to ACNB church

@acnbchurch is the Church of England worshipping community in the three parishes of Ampfield, Chilworth and North Baddesley. We commit to be peacemakers and reconcilers so that the light of God may be made visible in our local communities.

Welcome to our new website! We hope that you can find everything that you need - but if there's anything that you think is missing or wrong, please let us know.

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We are an inclusive and welcoming group of three communities following the example of Jesus Christ. Working together locally we seek to encourage one another to live the way Jesus taught

  • To worship God together and to faithfully embody His love for all people.
  • To prayerfully encourage faith and service.
  • To seek to learn and live a new life as a disciple of Christ.

We share our faith in the local community through

Across the villages we use and take care of four church buildings - St Mark in Ampfield, St Denys in Chilworth and All Saints and St John the Baptist, both in North Baddesley.

What’s on this week

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, places are limited and booking is required for attendance of our indoor onsite services. Please email joinin@acnb-church.org or contact us to request attendance or Zoom details. Please send requests for a place at an indoor onsite service by the end of the Friday before the service; requests sent after this time are not guaranteed a response.

Who’s Who?

Our churches rely on many people working in unity: almost all voluntarily.

Here are some of the team.

Revd Victoria Ashdown is Vicar of Ampfield, Chilworth and North Baddesley

Sally Kerson is both Lay Minister and Office Administrator for the group

Jonathan DeVile is a Lay Minister for the group

Revd Vanessa Lawrence is a mental health chaplain and associate priest

Recent posts

Bible History in 50 words

Worship For All on Sunday 6th June looked at 4000 years of history of the Bible

June’s Worship For All (catchup online here) was looking at the subject of the Bible - thinking about it’s history, who wrote it, how we got it and, most importantly, who it tells us about. In conclusion, the Bible is the book that’s influenced billions of people, Christian and non-Christian. For us, it’s a way to connect with, listen to, and be changed by God. The bible wasn’t written to sit on a shelf or gather dust.

The church and COVID-19

What have we done, what are we doing - and what can you do?

What’s happening with COVID? After a year of disruption and shifting between different mixes of onsite and online, we’re starting to move back into our buildings - carefully, of course! Just now, because of the limited number of places available, that means you need to check in advance that there’s space and book your place - and please let us know if things change and you can’t make it, because we will probably have people on a reserve list, just in case.

Welcome to the new website

It's time for a slight shift in focus and a new look

Why a new website? Yes, welcome to our new website. The aim is that it’s a front door to the benefice. It tells you about our services, our activities and our buildings. It helps people find out about what we offer. The previous site was a bit more ambitious. It let us post a wide range of content, but it also took quite a bit of effort to maintain. It’s been at the heart of our online presence over the last year or so and we’ve been very lucky to have it.