St Nicholas Church

churchSt. Nicholas church enjoys a beautiful setting at the western end of Longparish, in the heart of the old settlement of Middleton.

Christians have been meeting and worshipping here since the early 13th century and continue to do so today.

The church is open every day for visitors, who are of course welcome to come in and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the church.

We offer a service on every Sunday of the month. Full details of each month's services can be found below and are published monthly in Hill and Valley.

Details of occasional services and groups meeting for prayer, fellowship and study are available from one of the clergy or the churchwardens. Contact details are available on Longparish Church Who's Who.

We look forward to welcoming you.


As from 17th March 2020 all services in church have been cancelled until further notice following Government announced measures to try to control the spread of the Coronavirus.

There are number of opportunites in the Benefice to join with others in zoom services.

The re-opening of church buildings across the country will be a gradual process.

The Church of England has advised that churches can now be open for personal prayer. These are difficult times and there is still a lot of anxiety about the future, so we are glad to be able to open St Nicholas Church again for prayer.

Initially, the church will open on Mondays from 4pm to 6pm and Thursdays from 11 am to1pm for personal prayer only.


St Nicholas Longparish is part of a united benefice of 4 parishes, the others being St Andrews, Hurstbourne Priors, St Peters, St Mary Bourne and St James, Woodcott.   The Benefice is current in a vacancy since Rev'd Craig Marshall left in March 2020.

Longparish is part of a united benefice of 4 parishes, the others being Hurstbourne Priors, St. Mary Bourne and Woodcott. A range of services is provided throughout the benefice each week

As the culmination of the events on Sunday 13th September 2015, celebrating the 250 year association between the Woodcock family and St Nicholas Church, a new stained glass window was dedicated and consecrated by Rt Revd David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke at Choral Evensong.

Services for pre-school children in Longparish Church