We welcome everyone to the church and have a programme especially for Pilgrimages which include the following:
A cup of coffee on arrival
A History of the church talk
A talk of about 30 minutes describing the history of the Church and its Martyrs and will include access to both the wall paintings in the sacristy and the barn loft where Mass was said in secret during penal times. An Exhibition tracing the history of Chideock Village from Domesday and its connection with the Weld family is displayed in the adjoining Museum.
We can offer a buffet lunch @ £7/head (max no 40). Alternatively, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch and, in good weather, we can put up tables outside.
A walk around the village
There are three other points of interest in the village of Chideock. A ten minute walk from the Church is the unusual Weld Memorial Chapel with its richly decorated walls, which adjoins the Parish Church of St Giles. In a field leading from Ruins Lane in the village is the Martyrs Cross on the site of Chideock Castle.
Mass or prayers in the Church
Afternoon tea or Cream Tea at £5 per head.
NB: Please note that, due to the facilities available, either the buffet lunch OR cream tea can be provided, but not both.
We do not make any charge for Pilgrimages or Historical Visits. However, donations towards the upkeep and restoration of this historic building will be welcomed. Thank you very much.
The church car park holds about 15 cars or a coach. Parking is permitted on the road but it is narrow.
A range of cards, candles, booklets etc will be on sale during your visit.
There is one outside toilet.
If visitors which to extend their visit or stay overnight, the Chideock and Seatown Community Website is very informative.
“Worth travelling a long way to see. A treasure to behold”
D.N. New South Wales, Australia