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.

The COVID restrictions changed on 19th July - please see the latest COVID information for details of what that means for our worship.

Now hear this!

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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

Although most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, we know that many of the restrictions we undertake are not for our own benefit but for the benefit of others. Therefore, although booking is no longer required, we strongly advise that people wear a face mask and socially distanced seating is being retained - please see the latest COVID information for details. Please email joinin@acnb-church.org or contact us to request Zoom details.

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

The Old Testament in 50 words

Worship For All on Sunday 4th July looked at the Old Testament

July’s Worship For All (catchup online here) continued the theme of the Bible with a look at the Old Testament. The story of Israel is a full-on roller-coaster with awful, wrenching lows and dizzying, wonderful highs. The shape of that story made every 1st Century Jew who they were and it formed the scripture that Jesus used. If we want to understand Jesus then we need to understand where His story fits into history.

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 its 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.