St.Olave's Church, Gatcombe

In the heart of the Isle of Wight

St.Olave's Church, Gatcombe

In the heart of the Isle of Wight
 St.Olave's Church,
Gatcombe

Welcome to our beautiful 13C Church in the Diocese of Portsmouth.

St. Olave's is a family church situated in the parish of Chillerton and Gatcombe, nestled below Chillerton Down in the heart of the countryside only a few miles from Newport, the County Town of the Isle of Wight.

This special little Church is unlocked during the hours of daylight and welcomes everyone, residents and visitors alike who enjoy the timeless quality of the Church, the peace of our country churchyard, especially at Primrose time, and take time to admire our windows and memorial sculpture amongst many other treasures within the Church.

At the rear of the church is a quiet corner with comfortable chairs and interesting and inspirational booklets for anyone needing a time of quiet contemplation.

We are very fortunate to have stained glass windows by the Pre Raphaelite artists, reputedly the oldest Mediaeval glass window on the Island, a memorial statue by Thomas Brock and a fascinating recumbent statue of a Wooden Crusader.

A fully illustrated Guide Book can be obtained in the Church which gives a detailed history of the Church and its treasures.

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There is an established Service pattern for Sundays with:
- 11am Holy Communion on the 1st and 4th Sundays.
- 11am All Age Worship on the 2nd Sunday and 6.30pm Evensong on the 3rd Sunday.

Please do come and join us for a Sunday Service, you will be made very welcome.

Please note that during the current crisis the church will remain closed for Sunday services.
If anyone would like to use the church for private prayer on either a Wednesday or Thursday, please contact Liz Taylor on 01983 721086