Historic chapel with a open and friendly congregation and compact. the chapel has a beautiful interior in the historic heart of North Baddesley on the Flexford Road ridge
The chapel has a very human scale in its interior, and wraps round the worshipper with that welcoming presence of a place where prayer has been valid for many many years. We celebrate a regular pattern of communion and evensong services here, and use it for a many community and outreach events. We know that at times that prayer will have been for the preservation of the faith in times of great strife: the chapel bears the bears the scars of the reformation with only the remains of a rood screen present, and the prominent coat of royal arms at the west end.
The Chapel of St John the Baptist has stood on this site since before 1100. At present it lies on the very northern edge of the village of North Baddesley, and it partners with a contemporary church in the village centre in serving the parish. Recent restoration has seen the wooden barrel vault of the east end repainted in its medieval splendour. As is common the church has been repeatedly amended and rebuilt, so now the Chancel is C15, west tower and west wall from the 1670’s.