Our Eleven Benefice Churches (To be Up-dated)


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Brief Description

St Mary the Virgin - Brighstone

St Mary’s is a family-friendly church, fully-accessible for wheelchair, mobility scooter and buggy users!   Toilet and kitchen facilities enable us to offer the church for community use and we regularly host a variety of fund-raising concerts for local charities. 

St Mary's - Brook

St Mary’s is a traditional and inclusive church, wrestling with the challenges of the 21st century, within the context of timeless worship. We share a congregation and services with St Peter & St Paul, Mottistone and seek to work with the local community in celebrating significant moments and events in the life of the wider community.

St Peter and St Paul - Mottistone

The Church has seen many alterations since its origin in the 12th century.  Much of the visible architecture dates from the 15th century. The screen in the Cheke chapel was designed by John Seely, 2nd Lord Mottistone, and erected in 1948 in memory of his father.

St Peter's - Shorwell

The Church is medieval and the interior features a famous 15th century painting of St Christopher. There is also a painting of the two wives and 15 children of John Leigh. Also featured is an alabaster monument of John Leigh praying, accompanied by his great grandson who died at 9 months.

St James - Kingston

The church of St James stands on a knoll overlooking the manor-house to the south of the Shorwell road, and remains much as it was built in the latter part of the 13th century. It is a plain rectangular structure without a dividing chancel arch, and of the original features only the double hollow lancet windows in the north and south walls, the lower portion of the east window and a trefoiled credence in the south wall remain.