IntroductionDetails of the wooden ceiling from the gallery window.


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.

Churchyard to the South in early Spring.


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 (01635 278470).