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All Saints Church



Sunday in the month Time Service

1st Sunday


Family Service

2nd Sunday


Holy Communion

3rd Sunday


Family Communion

4th Sunday

No service

(see links below for other services in the Benefice)


Find out more about the nine churches in the East Downland Benefice.

For more on the Church of England's "A Church Near You" web site.


For further information please contact:

The Revd John Toogood
Tel: 01635 247566
Email: [email protected] 

Associate Priest
Revd Douglas Dales Tel: (01635) 247404; email: [email protected]
Usually available Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays 

Associate Priest
The Revd William McDowell
Email: [email protected]

Kay Fewtrell-Smith
Tel: 07957 458107
email: [email protected]
The benefice office is open on Wednesday and Thursday mornings this week between 9am and 1pm

Benefice Website: 

You are welcome to visit the church and it is usually open during daylight hours.


It is believed that  a church has stood here since the 12th century. 

The pulpit is made from oak panels that date from the Jacobean period.

On the west wall there was originally a singers’ gallery where the village band used to play.

The Italian Archbishop, Marco Antonio de Dominis fled to England in 1616 after a row with the Pope in Rome.  He was appointed Dean of Windsor and Rector of West Ilsley by James I.  He was also a scientist and his thesis on rainbows was a work of some prominence.

De Dominis was unpopular with local tenants as he extracted large rents until the villagers complained to the Church.  In 1622 he recanted all his writing against the papacy and was excommunicated from England.  He fled to Rome, was imprisoned by the Inquisition and after his death his body was dug up and publicly burned together with all his writings.

His successor, Dr Godfrey Goodman, entertained Charles I at West Ilsley Rectory during the Civil War.