Friends of Curbridge Church


The Church of St John the Baptist has served the village of Curbridge from its present position for over 100 years, and has for all of that time been the backdrop for the weddings, baptisms and funerals of people from the village and beyond. We still baptise many children (and adults) every year – often parents bring their children having been baptised in the same font themselves years earlier. This is always a very special connection to the past for both the church and the village.

 Our main Sunday service happens at 9.15am. There is always a warm welcome, if not always a very warm building! We sing hymns, hear readings, have a short address to help us understand God and faith better and, as Jesus commanded us to do, we share the bread and wine of communion. You can receive the bread and wine if you wish, or receive a blessing, but above all be part of a community that prays for our world, our community, each other and ourselves.

 For more information contact:

 The Rev’d Alastair Blaine

01993 359756 –


St John the Baptist Church Curbridge was built in 1906 and is distinctive for its slightly ‘Mediterranean’ outside look, while inside the pews are painted green against a background of whitewashed walls.

The Friends exists to help preserve this Village landmark. They raise money used mainly to support the cost of interior and exterior works.

Inside the Church this could include maintenance work, heating, flooring and carpeting. Outside, the building itself and work in the Churchyard including the dry- stone walls that are always requiring attention.

The Friends fund raise through a series of events and also run a Members scheme whereby Villagers sign up annually and pay a small subscription to support the work of the Friends.

You do not have to be religious to support the Friends, just an interest in preserving this part of the Village.

For details, please contact the Chairman, Rev Canon (Retired) Tim Partridge