There has been a church in Burghclere
or Old Burghclere since about 1100 AD. The first Rector recorded in post
was in 1259 . The present Church of the Ascension dates from 1838 with significant
alterations having taken place from the 1870’s to the 1890s. It is
an attractive and superbly maintained Grade Two listed building with many
fine features including the reredos, the screen and the Whistler Millennium
window. The church has a good musical tradition and a fine choir.
The Church of the Ascension is much loved
and cared for and stands at the heart of much of the life of the village.
It is part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Winchester. Its members
not only come from the surrounding village but also from a wider area. You
are assured of a warm welcome should you wish to join us. For information
on organising a Wedding, Baptism or Funeral or for pastoral care please
contact the Vicar, Anthony Smith